Guide to the Train Photographs, undated

Summary Information

Title: Train Photographs, undated
Collection: AC.674
Extent: 0.01 linear feet 1 folder

The collection contains four images from the early 1900s, three of which appear to be family photographs taken on or near a rail line. The fourth photograph from this period is of a moving locomotive. The collection also includes eleven pictures of several locomotives taken in the latter half of the 20th Century.

Creator: unknown

Biographical/Historical Note

The collection holds photographs depicting scenes of Appalachian railroads throughout the 20th Century. The more modern photographs appear to be of an excursion railroad.

Scope and Contents

The collection contains 15 train photographs, 4 black and white and 11 color photographs.


The collection is arranged in one folder.

Administrative Information

Access Restrictions

This collection is open for use in the Dougherty Reading Room. An appointment for research is recommended. The Dougherty Reading Room is located on the 4th floor of Belk Library in Special Collections.

Acquisitions Information

The collection was purchased from Bookworm and Silverfish in 2010.

Processing Information

The collection was processed and finding aid generated by Trevor McKenzie, September 2013. This collection was processed as part of a grant from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission. The grant funded extensive processing of the backlog within the W. L. Eury Appalachian Collection between 2012 and 2014.

Preferred Citation

AC.674: Train Photographs, undated, W. L. Eury Appalachian Collection, Appalachian State University, Boone, North Carolina 28608.

Container List

Photographs, undated Cold_Storage Box 2