TABLE OF CONTENTS


Overview of the Collection

Biography

Scope and Content

Organization

Restrictions

Index Terms

Related Material

Administrative Information

Detailed Description/Box and Folder Listing

Series I: Glass Plate Negatives, n.d., 1916-1917, 1921-1922

Series II: Photographic Prints (Black & White), n.d., 1930, 1931

Series III: Flexible Negatives, n.d., 1908, 1912-1914, 1919-1921, 1930-1931, 1933

Series IV: 35mm Developed Film, ca. 1959

Series V: 35mm Mounted Slides, consisting primarily of scenes along the electrified single-track Danbury Branch, and views of catenary modifications and other construction at New Rochelle Junction in connection with the Interstate 95 highway overpass construction, n.d., 1959, 1964






Harry F. Brown Papers



Finding aid prepared by Erin Donovan.

Finding aid encoded by Erin Donovan in April 2003.





Archives & Special Collections at the Thomas J. Dodd Center
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© 2003 University of Connecticut



Overview of the Collection

Repository: Archives & Special Collections at the Thomas J. Dodd Center
Creator: Brown, Harry F. (1886-1980)
Title: Harry F. Brown Papers.
Dates: 1908-1933, 1959, 1964.
Extent: 3.25 linear feet.
Record Series: MSS20020105
Language English.
Abstract: The Harry F. Brown Papers consist of 478 photographic images in various media of railroad electrification equipment along electrified main line section of the Shoreline route of the New York, New Haven & Hartford Railroad.

Biography

Harry Farnsworth Brown was born in New Haven, Connecticut, on August 17, 1886, the son of Harry Bushnell Brown and Annie Josephine Burdick. He was educated in the New Haven public schools and attended Yale University from 1903-1907, where he graduated from the Sheffield Scientific School. Following graduation he was employed by General Electric Company.

In 1910 he took a position in the Electrical Engineering Department of the New York, New Haven & Hartford Railroad. He served as a draftsman (1910), assistant engineer (1911-1922), assistant electrical engineer (1922-1946), and electrical engineer (1946-1952). When he left the railroad in 1952 he was Chief Engineer of the Engineering Department. From 1951 until his retirement he worked as a railroad consultant with Westinghouse International Co., and Gibbs & Hill in New York, New York.

Harry F. Brown married Grace A. Durham on October 11, 1911. They had six children. He was a lifelong member of the American Institute of Electrical Engineers. He died on August 11, 1980.

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Scope and Content

The Harry F. Brown papers are composed of 478 images on glass plate negatives, photographic prints, flexible negatives, 35mm film, and 35mm mounted slides. The majority of the images were taken between 1908 and 1933, with a few from 1959 and 1964. Most of the images contain railroad electrification equipment, and specifically anchor bridges and catenary along the shoreline route of the New York, New Haven & Hartford Railroad. Precisely numbered anchor bridges with exact locations appear in the photographic prints and the 35mm slides.

There are also groups of other types of images within the collection. The flexible negatives contain interior and exterior images of the power plants at Cos Cob, Connecticut and New Haven, Connecticut, as well as at Nantasket, Massachusetts. Both the glass plate negatives and the flexible negatives depict the construction of catenary. The flexible images show the Milford Bridge under construction. The 35mm slides contain a series of images of the wreck of the Federal in Bridgeport, Connecticut, in July 1955, as well as images of multiple unit passenger cars. Finally, the slides also contain images of equipment sold to the New York, New Haven & Hartford Railroad by Goodrum Substation near Porter, Indiana.

The collection includes several noteworthy images. The glass plate negatives include an image of a model of an electrification system and an electrified railroad car on a table. The photographic prints contain two images of a fire on the railroad tracks. Finally, there are a few images throughout the collection of catenary wires being built by workmen with horses and buggies.

Special thanks to Michael Ribuffo of East Northport, New York, for his valuable assistance in revising and refining the descriptions of several of the images in 2004.

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Organization

Series I: Glass plate negatives (n.d, 1916-1917, 1921-1922) includes 9 inch x 7 inch and 4 inch x 4.5 inch negatives of both outdoor and indoor railroad electrification equipment in locations that include New Rochelle, New York, Bridgeport, Connecticut and New Haven, Connecticut. Examples of electrification equipment include, anchor bridges, catenary wires, drawbridge catenaries, right of ways, switch generators, telephone switchboards, transformers, and triangular catenaries.

Series II: Photographic prints (Black and White) (n.d., 1930, 1931) includes 5 inch x 4 inch and 3.5 inch x 4.5 inch prints of railroad electrification equipment. Examples of equipment include anchor bridges on both the Harlem River Branch and the Main Line, catenary wires, railroad signals, transformers, and triangular catenary wires. Images were taken in the Bronx, New York, Oak Point, New York and Port Chester, New York. Also included are Bridgeport,Connecticut, Cedar Hill,Connecticut, Cos Cob,Connecticut, Darien, Connecticut, Devon,Connecticut, Greens Farms, Connecticut, Greenwich, Connecticut, New Haven, Connecticut, Sound Beach, Connecticut, South Norwalk, Connecticut, Stamford, Connecticut and Westport, Connecticut.

Series III: Flexible negatives (n.d., 1908, 1912-1914, 1919-1921, 1930-1931, 1933) includes 9 inch x 7 inch saftey negatives, and 4.5 inch x 3.5 inch nitrate negatives of railroad electrification equipment. Images of the Cos Cob, Connecticut power plant, New Haven, Connecticut heat plant, and the Nantasket, Massachusetts power station are included among images of catenary construction and the construction of the Milford Bridge in Milford, Connecticut. Also included are images of equipment, such as anchor bridges, catenaries, circuit breakers, electric switch generators, lightening arresters, right of ways, rotaries, signal stations, switchboards, and triangular catenary wires. Images were taken at locations that include, Cos Cob, Connecticut, New Haven, Connecticut, and South Norwich, Connecticut; Nantasket, Massachusetts; and Porter, Indiana.

Series IV: 35mm developed film (n.d.) includes two rolls of black and white film with images of electrification equipment, including anchor bridges, catenary wires railroad bridges, and transformers.

Series V: 35mm mounted slides (n.d., 1959, 1964) includes black and white and color images of railroad electrification equipment and a series of images of an unidentified train wreck. Electrification equipment images include anchor bridges on both the Harlem River Branch and the Main Line, busses, catenary wires, multiple unit passenger cars, pantographs, railroad traffic lights, signal towers, signal transfers, transformers, and triangular catenaries. The images were taken in locations that include, New Rochelle, New York; and Bridgeport, Connecticut, Danbury, Connecticut, and Stamford, Connecticut.

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Arrangement

The collection is arranged by format, size and photographer's identification number.

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Restrictions

Restrictions on Access

There are no access restrictions on this collection.

Restrictions on Use

Permission to publish from these Papers must be obtained in writing from both the University of Connecticut Libraries and the owner(s) of the copyright.

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Related Material

Archives & Special Collections has a substantial collection of materials pertaining to New England railroads. See especially the New York, New Haven & Hartford Railroad Records and related collections. For detailed information on these collections please contact the curator or ask at the reference desk.

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Index Terms

This record series is indexed under the following controlled access subject terms.

Persons:

Organizations:

Boston and Maine Railroad
New York, New Haven & Hartford Railroad
New York, Westchester & Boston Railway
Pennsylvania Railroad

Places:

Bridgeport, Connecticut
Bronx, New York
Cedar Hill, Connecticut
Cos Cob, Connecticut
Danbury, Connecticut
Darien, Connecticut
Devon, Connecticut
Greens Farms, Connecticut
Greenwich, Connecticut
Milford, Connecticut
Nantasket, Massachusetts
New Haven, Connecticut
New Rochelle, New York
Oak Point, New York
Port Chester, New York
Porter, Indiana
Providence, Rhode Island
Sound Beach, Connecticut
South Mount Vernon, New York
South Norwalk, Connecticut
Stamford, Connecticut
West Farms, New York
Westport, Connecticut
Woodmont, Connecticut

Subjects:

Railroads--Electrification.
Railroads--Employees.
Railroads--New England--Electrification.
Railroads--New England.

Document Types:

Negatives.
Photographs.

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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

[Item description, #:#], Harry F. Brown Papers. Archives & Special Collections at the Thomas J. Dodd Research Center, University of Connecticut Libraries.

Acquisition Information

The collection was donated by Diane Brown in September 2002.

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Detailed Description/Box and Folder Listing

Series I: Glass Plate Negatives, n.d., 1916-1917, 1921-1922
Subseries A: 9 inch X 7 inch, n.d., 1921-1922
1:1 Catenary wire and anchor brige stretching over railroad track, n.d.
1:2 Generators at the Cos Cob Power Plant, Cos Cob, Connecticut, n.d.
1:3 Transformers at the Cos Cob Power Plant, Cos Cob, Connecticut, n.d.
1:4 22 KV oil circuit-breakers in switch house, n.d.
1:5 Workmen building an anchor bridge for catenary wires, including twelve workmen watching a crane lift a piece of the anchor bridge and New York, New Haven & Hartford Railroad car 75953, n.d.
1:6 Workmen building an anchor bridge for catenary wires. Twelve men watch as a crane lifts a piece of the anchor bridge, which holds another workman. New York, New Haven & Hartford Railroad car 75953 is also included in the image, n.d.
1:7 Sweeping view of partically constructed catenary bridges. Towers are in place but bridges are not yet installed, east of Stamford, Connecticut, ca. 1913
1:8 Anchor bridge over a railroad track carrying catenary wires. Debris lies next to the track and two men stand on the track in the right bottom corner of the image, New Rochelle Junction, New York, n.d.
1:9 Anchor bridge over a railroad track with a man bending over in the left bottom corner of the image, New Rochelle Junction, New York, n.d.
1:10 Signal station 12 (SS12) at entrance to Westchester Yard, Harlem River Branch, ca. 1909
1:11 Anchor bridge with catenary wires, Harlem River Branch, n.d.
1:12 View looking south of Signal Station tower 8 and junction of 4-track New York, Westchester & Boston Railway with 6-track Harlem River Branch of the New York, New Haven & Hartford Railroad, ca. 1912
1:13 View looking north of Signal Station tower 8 and junction of 4-track New York, Westchester & Boston Railway with 6-track Harlem River Branch of the New York, New Haven & Hartford Railroad, ca. 1912
1:14 Anchor bridge carrying catenary wires over railroad tracks. On the right side of the image a train approaches. A man stands on the right side of the railroad tracks, n.d.
1:15 An anchor bridge carrying catenary wires over railroad tracks. A Boston and Maine Railroad train with four visible cars, the most visible of which is car number 47427, stands on the left side of the image, n.d.
1:16 Anchor bridge carrying catenary wires over a railroad track. Small railroad buildings stand on each side of the track. A bridge stands in the background. Several anchor bridges are visible in the background, n.d.
1:17 Anchor bridge carrying catenary wires over railroad tracks. A bridge stands behind the anchor bridge and a large building stands to the left above the railroad tracks, n.d.
1:18 New York, Westchester & Boston Railway signal station at unknown location, possibly Pelham Parkway, n.d.
1:19 Model of an electrified train car and an electrification system stretched across three tables. The surrounding room contains plaques above a black board advertising possible lectures relating to the electrification of the railroad, n.d.
1:20 Drawbridge catenary over railroad tracks. A small railroad building stands on the left side of the tracks in the background, n.d.
1:21 Another view of a drawbridge catenary over railroad tracks, n.d.
1:22 Anchor bridge 633 at Signal Station 53, Greens Farms, Connecticut, n.d.
1:23 Catenary bridge 634 connected to switch house at Signal Station 53, Greens Farms, Connecticut, n.d.
1:24 Between South Mount Vernon, New York, and New Rochelle, New York, one post of anchor bridge G 34 connects to a small shed on the side of the railroad tracks. In the background stands a house and farm buildings, n.d.
1:25 A telephone switchboard mounted on a brick wall, n.d.
1:26 A telephone switchboard connected to a large wall of equipment on the bottom floor of a two-story room, n.d.
1:27 Unknown items, possibly sections of railroad ties, n.d.
1:28 Transformers at West Farms, New Yorklocated at the junction of the Harlem River division of the New York, New Haven & Hartford Railroad and the Westchester & Boston Railroad, at 174th Street in the Bronx. "Feeder" cables to West Farms from the Sherman Creek (201st Street in Manhattan) generating plant terminated at tranformers located on an out-door platform, one such transformer appearing in the photo. , n.d.
1:29 Electrical wires attached to the underside of a bridge. A door leads into the stone wall of the bridge., n.d.
1:30 Electrical wires attched to the bottom side of a bridge, n.d.
1:31 Signal Station 78 in cut just east of New Haven, Connecticut, station, n.d.
1:32 An outside wall of a two-story building, the bottom story of which is brick and the top of which is wood. The window in the bottom story is boarded up. Another building is in the background on the left side of the image, n.d.
1:33 An unidentified roundhouse; railroad track terminates in the bottom right corner, n.d.
1:34 Another view of the same roundhouse wall, n.d.
1:35 A view of a different wall on the roundhouse. This section of the building is more square. A pile of blocks are on the ground in front of the building, n.d.
1:36 Another view of the square section of the roundhouse, n.d.
1:37 Electrical switch generator. This glass plate negative is broken and has been taped together by the previous owner, 1921
1:38 Electrical switch generator, 1921
1:39 A section of an electrical switch generator's equipment, 1921
1:40 Another view of electrical switch generator equipment, 1921
1:41 A different view of electrical switch generator equipment, 1921
1:42 Electrical right of way between New Haven, Connecticut and Bridgeport Connecticut. The image includes buildings lining the railroad track on both sides as well as anchor bridges and catenary wires, 1922
1:43 View of the right of way between New Haven, Connecticut and Bridgeport, Connecticut, 1922
1:44 Tracks curving around a building, possibly behind the roundhouse in the railroad yard in New Haven, Connecticut, 1922
1:45 In the cut west of the Mount Vernon, New York, railroad station, n.d.
1:46 In the cut west of the Mount Vernon, New York, railroad station, n.d.
1:47 Switch gear, n.d.
Subseries B: 4 inch X 4.5 inch, n.d., 1916-1917
2:48 Electric right of way. The image includes railroad tracks and multiple bridges that run parallel to and cross over them, n.d.
2:49 Electric right of way. The image includes railroad tracks, an anchor bridge, and buildings that stand parallel to and above the tracks, n.d.
2:50 Electric right of way in an unknown town. Railroad tracks run near small business buildings and a street, on which is a horse, carriage, and a person walking, n.d.
2:51 Providence, Warren & Bristol section electrified tracks at Providence, Rhode Island, terminal and tunnel through College Hill to East Providence, n.d.
2:52 Providence, Warren & Bristol section electrified tracks at Providence, Rhode Island, terminal and tunnel through College Hill to East Providence, n.d.
2:53 Four men working on railroad tracks with an anchor bridge above their heads. A railroad car is on the tracks in the background on the right and a small railroad building is on the left of the tracks next to the workmen, June 6, 1916
2:54 A view of a triangular catenary over a railroad track including a railroad car, Stamford, Connecticut, June 6, 1916
2:55 An image including a railroad bridge that spans a large body of water and a drawbridge catenary, June 6, 1916
2:56 Triangle catenary over a railroad track, June 29, 1916
2:57 A railroad right of way that appears to lead towards a building that is under construction. There are nine workman on the ground in front of the building and on its roof, n.d.
2:58 A railroad right of way with four people standing on the tracks, possibly on the east end of the New Haven, Connecticut, station, February, 1917
Series II: Photographic Prints (Black & White), n.d., 1930, 1931
Subseries A: 3.5 inch X 4.5 inch, 1930, 1931
3:59 Railroad yard in New York state looking west. Three anchor bridges, including 2H on the Harlem River Branch, and several catenaries are visible, as well as one railroad car on the far left side and two in the right background, June, 1931
3:60 Railroad signals in Oak Point, New York, looking east. Catenary wires and anchor bridges, including 41H on the Harlem River Branch, are included, December, 1930
3:61 Railroad tracks in Oak Point, New York, (Bungay Street), looking west. A signal station is on the left and in the center are catenary wires and anchor bridges, including 42H on the Harlem River Branch, December 1930
3:62 Transformer yard in Oak Point, New York, (Bungay Street) looking east. This is the same location as the previous photo (61) and contains the same signal station as well as anchor bridge 42H on the Harlem River Branch, December 1930
3:63 Anchor bridge 58H on the Harlem River Branch with electrical equipment and catenary wires looking west in Oak Point, New York, December 1930
3:64 Anchor bridge 58H on the Harlem River Branch with electrical equipment and catenary wires looking east in Oak Point, New York. This image was taken in the same location as the previous photo (63), December 1930
3:65 Transformer yard in Oak Point, New York, looking east. This photo was taken in the same location as the previous two photos (63 and 64), December 1930
3:66 South half of a transformer yard in Oak Point, New York, looking west. This photo was also taken in the same location as photos 63-65, December 1930
3:67 View looking west from anchor bridge 245 at Signal Station 27 (Byram multiple-unit car yard) toward the Life Savers factory in Port Chester, New York, April 1931
3:68 View looking east from anchor bridge 245 toward interlocking tower Signal Station 27, controlling entrance to Byram multiple-unit car yard, in Port Chester, New York, April 1931
3:69 Anchor bridge 296 in Greenwich, Connecticut, looking west. Transformers are on the anchor bridge and a railroad car is on the track, May 1931
3:70 Transformers at anchor bridge 296, located at interlocking tower Signal Station 28, east of Greenwich, Connecticut, station. This photo was taken in the same location as the previous photo (69), May 1931
3:71 Transformers at anchor bridge 296 located at interlocking tower signal station 28 east of the Greenwich, Connecticut, station, May 1931
3:72 Anchor bridge 310 in Cos Cob, Connecticut (power station) looking east. Transformers sit on the anchor bridge and connect to catenary wires. A signal station is on the right side of the track. This image was taken in the same location as the previous photo (71), May 1931
3:73 Sound Beach, Connecticut, anchor bridge 345 looking east. Transformers sit on the anchor bridge and connect to catenaries, May 1931
3:74 Stamford, Connecticut (New Canaan, Connecticut bridge) anchor bridge 374 looking west. Transformers sit on the anchor bridge and a signal station is on the left of the railroad tracks, April 1931
3:75 Stamford, Connecticut (New Canaan, Connecticut bridge) anchor bridge 374 looking east. Transformers sit on an anchor bridge and connect to catenary wires. A signal station is on the right side of the railroad tracks. Three trains are visible in the background. One man is on the left side of the tracks. This image was taken in the same location as the previous photo (74), April 1931
3:76 Interlocking tower Signal Station 40, in service, with Darien, Connecticut, freight house in background. Includes view of anchor bridge 465 looking west, April 1931
3:77 Darien, Connecticut, anchor bridge 465 looking east. Signal station 10 is on the right of the railroad tracks. There is another railroad building with a platform on the left side of the railroad tracks. A railroad car is in the background. One man stands on the tracks and three men stand next to the signal station. This image was taken in the same location as the previous photo (76), April 1931
3:78 South Norwalk, Connecticut (Danbury, Connecticut bridge) anchor bridge 524 looking west. Transformers sit on the anchor bridge and connect to catenary wires. A small railroad shed sits on the left side of the track near the anchor bridge, April 1931
3:79 South Norwalk, Connecticut (Danbury, Connecticut bridge) anchor bridge 524 looking east. Transformers sit on the anchor bridge and connect to catenary wires. Non-railroad buildings crowd around both sides of the track. This image was taken in the same location as the previous photo (78). This image has been reversed in the print, April 1931
3:80 Greens Farms, Connecticut 633 anchor bridge looking east. Transformers sit on top of the anchor bridge and connect to catenary wires. A signal station stands to the left of the tracks, May 1931
3:81 Anchor bridge 736 by Burr Road in Bridgeport, Connecticut, looking east. Transformers sit on the anchor bridge and connect to catenary wires. A man stands on the tracks with a railroad car behind him, April 1931
3:82 Anchor bridge 776 in Bridgeport, Connecticut, looking east. Shows Signal Station 62 "puzzle" switches at station. A caboose is in the center of the photo, April 1931
3:83 Anchor bridge 803 in Bridgeport, Connecticut (Central Avenue) looking west. Transformers connected to catenary wires sit on the anchor bridge. Industrial buildings are visible in the background on both sides of the railroad tracks, April 1931
3:84 Anchor bridge 803 in Bridgeport, Connecticut (Central Avenue)looking east. A motor vehicle bridge is behind the anchor bridge and crosses the expanse of the tracks. This image was taken in the same location as the previous photo (83), April 1931
3:85 Anchor bridge 814 in Bridgeport, Connecticut (Bishop Avenue) looking west, April 1931
3:86 Anchor bridge 814 in Bridgeport, Connecticut (Bishop Avenue) looking east. Transformers sit on the anchor bridge and connect to catenary wires. To the left of the railroad tracks is a signal station. This image was taken in the same location as the previous photo (85), April 1931
3:87 Signal in Devon, Connecticut, looking east. A signal station stands to the left of the railroad tracks. Anchor bridge 864 is included, April 1931
3:88 Anchor bridge 867 in Devon, Connecticut, looking east. In the distance a man is walking by the far left track, April 1931
3:89 Catenary bridge 1080 displaying horn gap switches looking west in New Haven, Connecticut (Fair Street). The image focuses on the bridge from a height equal to the top portion of the bridge. The catenary wires can be seen in great detail, April 1931
3:90 New Haven, Connecticut, anchor bridge 1104 (Mill River Junction) looking east. Catenary wires emerging from the top left corner of the photo connect to transformers on top of the anchor bridge. A signal station is on the right of the tracks, April 1931
3:91 Ceder Hill, Connecticut, anchor bridge 1117 (near New Haven) looking west. A motor vehicle bridge crosses the railroad tracks just behind the anchor bridge. The tracks split into two different ground levels, the higher of which is on the right side of the photo. A fire seems to be burning on the higher section of the tracks and emenating smoke in the dirt to the left of the track, April 1931
3:92 Anchor bridge 1117 in Ceder Hill, Connecticut (near New Haven) looking east. Smoke from a fire burning in the center of the tracks is in the background. A wall lines the lower section of the tracks on the right side of the photo. On the left side of the tracks stands a signal station. This image was taken in the same location as the previous photo (91), April 1931
3:93 Bridgeport, Connecticut, River Crossing looking east. A very tall catenary bridge is in focus in the center of the image, April 1931
3:94 Devon, Connecticut, river crossing looking north. The river water is in the foreground. Three tall catenary bridges along with the railroad track bridges span the center ground of the image horizontally, April 1931
3:95 Devon, Connecticut, river crossing looking east. This photo has a view from the railroad tracks looking through the bridges, April 1931
3:96 South Norwalk, Connecticut, river crossing looking east. A tall catenary bridge is the focus of the image. Industrial buildings are visible on the left side of the image, April 1931
3:97 South Norwalk, Connecticut, westerly high tower, power supply for the drawbridge catenary. The image is a close-up view of the tower metalwork, April 1931
3:98 Westport, Connecticut, river crossing looking east. The tall catenary bridge is in central focus. To the left and right stand railroad platforms, April 1931
3:99 Bronx, New York, river crossing towers. On the left side of the track stands a small railroad building. One person stands on the left railroad track next to the building. A railroad bridge stands behind the catenary tower, June 1931
Subseries B: 5 inch X 4 inch, n.d.
4:100 Anchor bridge under construction in an unknown location. Four men work on the top of the anchor bridge, two men stand on the tracks to the left of the construction, four men stand to the right on the tracks, and six people stand in a group on the side walk that runs alongside the left track, n.d.
4:101 View shows crew on an early wire train erecting messenger wires for compound catenary. Appears to be on the 4-track main line east of Stamford, Connecticut, but may be Harlem River Branch. Two men stand on the top of the anchor bridge, two stand on top of a construction car, two stand on a flatbed car, five stand on the track, and one operates a crane car, [ca. 1913]
4:102 Anchor bridge in an unknown location with triangular catenary wires in focus over railroad tracks, n.d.
4:103 Anchor bridge 886 between Devon, Connecticut, and Woodmont, Connecticut, with catenary wires in focus, n.d.
4:104 Anchor bridge in an unknown location with transformers connected to triangular catenary, n.d.
Subseries C: 7 inch X 5 inch, n.d.
4:105 Anchor bridge with catenary in an unknown location, n.d.
4:106 Anchor bridge with triangular catenary in an unknown location. The railroad tracks cut through rocky terrain with a residential area to the right of the tracks, n.d.
Series III: Flexible Negatives, n.d., 1908, 1912-1914, 1919-1921, 1930-1931, 1933
Subseries A: 9 inch X 7 inch, 1921, 1930, 1933
5:107 Electrical switch generator inside a brick room. This is possibly a nitrate negative, 1921
5:108 Cos Cob, Connecticut, power plant. The image contains a view from above of eight large electrical machines spanning the length of a large concrete room, 1930
5:109 Cos Cob, Connecticut, power plant, from a different view. This image contains a two-story high round piece of machinery that has a walkway surrounding it, 1930
5:110 Cos Cob, Connecticut, power plant, back-bus structure row of oil circuit-breakers, 1930
5:111 Cos Cob, Connecticut, power plant, 22 KV circuit-breakers in switch house, 1930
5:112 Cos Cob, Connecticut, power plant, 22 KV bus over traction-power transformers, 1930
5:113 Cos Cob, Connecticut, power plant, local service transformers, 1930
5:114 Cos Cob, Connecticut, power plant, a view from the outside of the building, 1930
5:115 Cos Cob, Connecticut, power plant. A view of two large cement pools of water outside the building, 1930
5:116 Cos Cob, Connecticut, power plant, a wide view of the building, including a New York, New Haven & Hartford Railroad car, 1930
5:117 View look west toward Cos Cob Power Plant from across Mianus River. Shows hopper car unloading track, coal conveyor and storage pile, coal barge pierand coal leg for unloading coal barges, 1930
5:118 Another view of the Cos Cob, Connecticut power plant from across the Mianus River. In the right side of the image a train is passing by the plant, 1930
5:119 Another view of the Cos Cob, Connecticut, power plant from across the Mianus River, 1930
5:120 Another inside view of the Cos Cob, Connecticut, power plant. This is another image of the two-story large machinery with the circular walkway surrounding it, 1930
5:121 Another view of outdoor concrete water pools at the Cos Cob, Connecticut, power plant, 1930
5:122 Another wide view from across the railroad track of the Cos Cob, Connecticut, power plant, 1930
5:123 A different exposure of the view from across the railroad track of the Cos Cob, Connecticut, power plant, 1930
5:124 New Haven, Connecticut, heat plant. The image is taken from a distance and includes railroad tracks that cross in front of the building, 1930
5:125 Another view of the New Haven, Connecticut, heat plant. The image is taken from a distance and includes railroad tracks that cross in front of the building, 1930
5:126 New Haven, Connecticut, heat plant, a closer view of the building and its smoke stacks, 1930
5:127 An interior view of the New Haven, Connecticut, heat plant. The image includes multiple banks of machinery filling a three-story room, 1930
5:128 A closeup view of banks of machinery inside the New Haven, Connecticut, power plant, 1930
5:129 OB installation E cut, possibly in New Haven, Connecticut. The image contains a close-up view of an anchor bridge crossing railroad tracks with signal station 78 in cut east of the New Haven station, July 28, 1933
5:130 OB installation E cut, possibly in New Haven, Connecticut. This image is a closer view of the anchor bridge and includes a train passing through on the left of the image, July 28, 1933
Subseries B: 4.5 inch X 3.5 inch, nitrate negatives, n.d., 1908, 1912-1914, 1919-1920, 1931
6:131 View looking east from Stamford, Connecticut, station. Note baggage cars stored at right, in yard off Atlantic and Manhattan Streets, 1908
6:132 Stamford, Connecticut to Cos Cob, Connecticut, track. The image includes a view of a railroad bridge as well as of triangular catenary wires connected to anchor bridges that hold transformers, 1908
6:133 Unknown location between Stamford, Connecticut, and New Rochelle, New York, February 2, 1912
6:134 New Haven, Connecticut, catenary and right of way, February 2, 1912
6:135 View of possibly the Westchester yard, Harlem River Branch, February 2, 1912
6:136 View of possibly the Westchester yard, Harlem River Branch, n.d.
6:137 View of possibly the Westchester yard, Harlem River Branch. The image was taken from the top of a railroad car, n.d.
6:138 Catenary and anchor bridge over a railroad track. Fences are on either side of the railroad track, n.d.
6:139 View of freight cars and catenary construction in Mount Vernon, New York, freight yard. There is a New York, Westchester & Boston Railway viaduct in the background [Note: the New York, Westchester & Boston Railway was a NHRR subsidiary in Westchester county with 2-track branches that ran from Port Chester, New York, and White Plains, New York, to a junction at Columbus Avenue in Mount Vernon, New York. It ran as 4 tracks to a connection with the Harlem River Branch (SS8) in the Bronx, terminating at Harlem River. All built as a high-capacity railroad with 11,000 volt AC electrification for multiple unit car operation. It opened 1912, was abandoned in 1937 and scrapped during World War II], [ca. 1920]
6:140 Horses pulling a cart under a catenary. A workman stands on a cart in front of the horses, n.d.
6:141 Catenary wires and anchor bridges in an unknown location, n.d.
6:142 Two men standing by a railroad track near an anchor bridge in an unknown location. Trains sit on railroad tracks behind the men, n.d.
6:143 Catenary wires above a railroad yard in an unknown location, n.d.
6:144 Catenary wires above a railroad track in an unknown location. A train sits on the track and stretches into the background, n.d.
6:145 View showing catenary at end of car float apron at Oak Point [Note: a carfloat is the bridge-like part of a "float bridge"; the pier structure that transfers cars onto carfloats (railroad car barges) for movement between rail/marine terminals. There were many types of float bridges, having the common characteristic of providing a movable, hinged apron that made up for variations in the height of the carfloat deck relative to the yard tracks due to tidal changes, as well as the twisting and vertical movement of the carfloat itself as strings of heavy freight cars (as many as 22 per float) were added or removed], n.d.
6:146 View showing catenary at end of carfloat apron at Oak Point, n.d.
6:147 Catenary wires and anchor bridges over a railroad track in an unknown location, n.d.
6:148 Views showing compound catenary at Pelham Bay drawbridge on Harlem River Branch. Note high transmission towers at drawbridge to raise power feeders above sailing ship masts, n.d.
6:149 View looking east toward anchor bridge 245 and interlocking tower SS27 at entrance to Byram multiple unit car yard, n.d.
6:150 View looking east toward Byram, Connecticut, from catenary bridge 262 in Port Chester, New York, n.d.
6:151 An anchor bridge holding transformers near an industrial area in an unknown location, n.d.
6:152 View looking east showing signal tower SS25 at catenary bridge 167 between Mamaroneck, New York, and Rye, New York. [There is damage on the top left and bottom right corners. The negative is brittle and shows some shrinking], n.d.
6:153 View of wire train on 4-track main line east of Stamford, Connecticut, erecting messenger wires for compound catenary. The image includes a New York, New Haven & Hartford Railroad work car with a crane and several workmen standing around it, April 4, 1913
6:154 View of wire train on 4-track main line east of Stamford, Connecticut, erecting messenger wires for compound catenary, April 4, 1913
6:155 View of wire train on 4-track main line east of Stamford, Connecticut, erecting messenger wires for compound catenary. This view is taken from behind the platform on which the men work, April 4, 1913
6:156 View of wire train on 4-track main line east of Stamford, Connecticut, erecting messenger wires for compound catenary. This image contains an empty railroad track and low hanging catenary wires on the right side of the track, April 4, 1913
6:157 View of wire train on 4-track main line east of Stamford, Connecticut, erecting messenger wires for compound catenary. The image contains the empty railroad track and low hanging catenary wires and is taken from the opposite direction, April 4, 1913
6:158 View of wire train on 4-track main line east of Stamford, Connecticut, erecting messenger wires for compound catenary. The worktrain in this image holds a spool that is distributing catenary wire outwards, April 4, 1913
6:159 View of wire train on 4-track main line east of Stamford, Connecticut, erecting messenger wires for compound catenary, September 26, 1913
6:160 Support for a future anchor bridge on the New Haven, Connecticut, right of way. The cement support is awaiting the construction of the anchor bridge, September 26, 1913
6:161 A cement support at the foot of an anchor bridge on a New Haven, Connecticut, right of way, September 26, 1913
6:162 Anchor bridges on a New Haven, Connecticut, right of way, September 26, 1913
6:163 The wheels of a train, December 3, 1913
6:164 View during construction of high transmission tower, used at drawbridges to raise power feeders above sailing ship masts. A crane lifts a beam into the air, three men stand on the central crossing of the anchor bridge, and four men stand under the anchor bridge on the railroad track, December 5, 1913
6:165 New Haven, Connecticut, right of way and anchor bridge with transformers, December 5, 1913
6:166 Bridgeport, Connecticut, anchor bridge, April 13, 1914
6:167 South Norwalk, Connecticut anchor bridge and catenary wires, April 13, 1914
6:168 View looking south toward Dock Yark in South Norwalk, Connecticut. [The top left corner of this negative is ripped and has been taped back to the rest of the negative with scotch tape on the non-emulsion side], April 13, 1914
6:169 View looking north over train on Danbury Branch, adjacent to Dock Yard in South Norwalk, Connecticut. [The top right corner of this negative has been ripped and has been held together to the rest of the negative with scotch tape on the edge of the emulsion side], April 13, 1914
6:170 Electrification equipment under a railroad bridge in an unknown location, April 1914
6:171 Cos Cob, Connecticut, SW house, a view of electric machinery inside the building, October 14, 1919
6:172 Cos Cob, Connecticut, SW house, another view of electric machinery inside the building, October 14, 1919
6:173 Cos Cob, Connecticut, SW house, from a different angle. A view of electric machinery inside the building, October 14, 1919
6:174 Cos Cob, Connecticut, SW house ceilings, October 14, 1919
6:175 A railroad track with electrical poles running alongside in an unknown location. The negative has an oblong discoloration in its top left corner, August 1920
6:176 A 300KW rotary with a DC end at Goodrum Substation near Porter, Indiana. The image is one of a group of images of equipment that the New York, New Haven & Hartford Railroad bought for Nantasket, Massachusetts, August 14, 1920
6:177 300KW transformers starting a switch and rotary converter at Goodrum Substation near Porter, Indiana, August 14, 1920
6:178 High tension busses, 300KW 3O transformers, and starting switchers at Goodrum Substation near Porter, Indiana, August 14, 1920
6:179 Switchboard at Goodrum Substation near Porter, Indiana, August 14, 1920
6:180 45,000 volt oil circuit breaker, G.E. type F Form K10 (not for sale) at Goodrum Substation near Porter, Indiana, August 14, 1920
6:181 Aluminum cell lightening arrester, type G.E., Form I, CAT number 72720 at Goodrum Substation near Porter, Indiana, August 14, 1920
6:182 300KW rotary converters in the Goodrum Substation (AC end), near Porter, Indiana. This negative is discolored through the center area, August 14, 1920
6:183 Installing freight lead new Cedar Hill Yard, east of New Haven, Connecticut. The image includes several men working down the length of the track, September 19, 1920
6:184 Nantasket, Massachusetts, power station number 1. Three men stand in front of the building, September 24, 1920
6:185 Erection of the Milford Bridge over the New York, New Haven & Hartford Railroad in Milford, Connecticut, 1931
6:186 Erection of the Milford Bridge over the New York, New Haven & Hartford Railroad in Milford, Connecticut. A crane lifts a part of the bridge over the heads of four people, one of which may be a child. This negative is discolored in the center, 1931
6:187 Erection of the Milford Bridge over the New York, New Haven & Hartford Railroad in Milford, Connecticut. A different view of a crane lifting a portion of the bridge over the heads of three people. A large discoloration crosses half the negative, 1931
6:188 Erection of the Milford Bridge over the New York, New Haven & Hartford Railroad in Milford, Connecticut, a view from farther away. This negative has a stain over the bottom left corner, 1931
6:189 Erection of the Milford Bridge over the New York, New Haven & Hartford Railroad in Milford, Connecticut in 1931, a different view, 1931
Series IV: 35mm Developed Film, ca. 1959
7:190 It appears that all of the images on this roll, like 7:191, were taken on the same day, during a trip from Oak Point to Greenwich, to document facilities slated for abandonment. Roll 7:190 primarily shows towers SS27 and Byram multiple unit car yard subsequent to its closing in 1958 and just prior to the 1959 abandonment of Byram yard and removal of interlocking tower SS27, its main line switches, all yard catenary and bridges, and most yard tracks, ca. 1959
7:190 (00, 0, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5) Various views in area of New Rochelle Junction, New York, ca. 1959
7:190 (7, 8, 9) View of transformers at interlocking tower SS26 in Rye, New York, ca. 1959
7:190 (10) View looking east from base of interlocking tower SS27 toward entrance of Byram multiple unit car yard, ca. 1959
7:190 (11) View looking east toward anchor bridge 245 and interlocking tower SS27 at entrance to Byram multiple unit car yard, ca. 1959
7:190 (12) View looking west from anchor bridge 245 at SS27 (Byram multiple unit car yard) toward Life Savers factory in Port Chester, New York, ca. 1959
7:190 (13, 14) Wide views toward interlocking tower SS27 and Byram multiple unit car yard from opposite (north) side of mainline, ca. 1959
7:190 (15) View toward interlocking tower SS27 from opposite (north) side of mainline with westbound EP-4 and train passing, ca. 1959
7:190 (16) Close-in view of interlocking tower SS27 and transformers from opposite (north) side of mainline, ca. 1959
7:190 (17) Ground level view of track switches looking toward Byram Yard throat from base of SS27 [Note: a throat is the point where the multiple tracks in a yard fan out through a series of track switches - literally the mouth (entrance/exit) of the yard. It is quite pronounced at the Byram yard, where about 8-10 MU storage tracks and a couple of freight sidings all come together to connect with the main line in front of tower SS27], ca. 1959
7:190 (18) View of transformers at SS27 looking down from second floor of interlocking tower, ca. 1959
7:190 (19, 20) High-level views toward Byram multiple unit car yard from tower SS27, showing layout of yard and freight sidings, ca. 1959
7:190 (21, 22) Views taken at SS28 and Greenwich, Connecticut, railroad station, ca. 1959
7:191 This roll consists of various scenes on the Harlem River Branch, possibly taken in connection with a NHRR study (ca. 1959) proposing the abandonment and removal of certain main line tracks, ca. 1959
7:191 (1-22) Various views of track and catenary structures between Oak Point and New Rochelle Junction on Harlem River Branch, ca. 1959
Series V: 35mm Mounted Slides, consisting primarily of scenes along the electrified single-track Danbury Branch, and views of catenary modifications and other construction at New Rochelle Junction in connection with the Interstate 95 highway overpass construction, n.d., 1959, 1964
Subseries A: Black & White, n.d.
8:192 Close-up image of a bus, KVA, type C, n.d.
8:193 Close-up of outdoor electrical equipment above a town street, n.d.
8:194 Close-up image of electrical equipment, including a bus and two units labeled BE and BF1, n.d.
8:195 Image of a group of outdoor electrification equipment with a danger sign posted on it, n.d.
8:196 A railroad bridge over water with anchor bridges and catenary running above it, n.d.
8:197 A railroad bridge over water with a tall anchor bridge at its end connected to catenary, n.d.
8:198 A tall anchor bridge next to water with catenary stretching over the railroad track, n.d.
8:199 Catenary wires over a railroad track in a wooded area, n.d.
8:200 Catenary wires over a railroad track in a wooded area, n.d.
8:201 A complicated array of catenary over a transformer, n.d.
8:202 A close-up view of wires closely stretched across a block-like piece of electric equipment, n.d.
8:203 Two men standing on a railroad track inside a tunnel or under a bridge with wires running along the top of the wall next to them, n.d.
8:204 Another view of two men standing on a railroad track inside a tunnel or under a bridge with wires running along the top of the wall, n.d.
8:205 A man holding a long metal piece of equipment in a tunnel or under a bridge, n.d.
8:206 Catenary over a railroad track with a danger sign on an electric pole next to the track, n.d.
8:207 Three men standing on a platform next to a railroad track with catenary wires above the track, n.d.
8:208 Complicated arrangement of catenary between two electrical poles standing on either side of a railroad track, n.d.
8:209 Catenary over a railroad track with a danger sign to the right of the track, n.d.
8:210 Catenary over a railroad track in an industrial area, n.d.
8:211 Catenary over a railroad track in a populated area, n.d.
8:212 A man walking between railroad tracks with catenary above him, n.d.
8:213 The last multiple unit passenger car on a New York, New Haven & Hartford Railroad train under catenary with its pantograph raised, n.d.
8:214 A view of two New York, New Haven & Hartford Railroad multiple unit train cars under catenary, n.d.
8:215 Catenary over a railroad yard, n.d.
8:216 New York, New Haven & Hartford Railroad multiple unit car with its pantograph raised, n.d.
8:217 Three men standing next to New York, New Haven & Hartford Railroad multiple unit passenger car 4434 with its pantograph raised. One of the men is crouching to see the underside of the railroad car, n.d.
8:218 Five men sit outside the New York, New Haven & Hartford Railroad station in Danbury, Connecticut, n.d.
8:219 Nine men stand in front of the New York, New Haven & Hartford Railroad station in Danbury, Connecticut, n.d.
8:220 A close-up view of a machine printing out a report, n.d.
8:221 The pantograph of a New York, New Haven & Hartford Railroad multiple unit car connecting to the catenary above it, n.d.
8:222 Catenary over a railroad track in a wooded area, n.d.
8:223 Catenary over a railroad track in a wooded area, n.d.
8:224 Catenary over a railroad track in a wooded area, n.d.
8:225 An anchor bridge and catenary over a railroad track next to a parking lot, n.d.
8:226 Catenary over a railroad track in a wooded area, n.d.
8:227 Catenary over a small bridge that is crossing a railroad track, n.d.
8:228 Catenary above a railroad track in a wooded area, n.d.
8:229 Catenary above a railroad track in a wooded area, n.d.
8:230 Two men standing in a road that crosses a railroad track, n.d.
8:231 Catenary over a railroad track in a wooded area, n.d.
8:232 Railroad tracks crossing a small railroad bridge with catenary above, n.d.
8:233 Railroad tracks with catenary above running near a group of industrial buildings in a rural area, n.d.
8:234 Two railroad tracks converging with catenary above. A sign on the bottom of an electrical pole to the right of the track reads "W", n.d.
8:235 View of catenary inside tunnel at Wall Street in South Norwalk, Connecticut, n.d.
8:236 View of catenary inside tunnel at Wall Street in South Norwalk, Connecticut, n.d.
8:237 View of New Haven Railroad 44-Ton diesel switcher with freight cars in industrial area north of Dock Yard, along Norwalk River in South Norwalk, Connecticut, n.d.
8:238 View in industrial area along the Norwalk River north of Dock Yard in South Norwalk, Connecticut, n.d.
8:239 View in industrial area along the Norwalk River north of Dock Yard in South Norwalk, Connecticut, n.d.
8:240 View in industrial area along the Norwalk River north of Dock Yard in South Norwalk, Connecticut, n.d.
8:241 View of interlocking tower SS44 at South Norwalk, Connecticut, n.d.
8:242 View of South Norwalk, Connecticut, passenger station, n.d.
8:243 A railroad track with catenary above in a wooded area, n.d.
8:244 A railroad track with catenary above in a wooded area, n.d.
8:245 A man walking into a field with Sperry Rail Service car 126 standing behind him. The field is in front of a large industrial building, n.d.
8:246 Catenary wires above two railroad tracks splitting in two with a large industrial building at the end of one track, n.d.
8:247 A passenger train at the platform of a railroad station with four triangular catenaries above, n.d.
8:248 Two New York, New Haven & Hartford Railroad passenger trains at a railroad station with five traingular catenaries above, n.d.
8:249 New York, New Haven & Hartford Railroad passenger train, with car 4228 in focus, with its pantograph raised at a railroad station. Above are four triangular catenaries, n.d.
8:250 Four triangular catenaries above a railroad station with a multiple unit train at the platform and a group of people waiting on the platform, n.d.
8:251 New York, New Haven & Hartford Railroad multiple unit passenger train, with five cars in view, on a railroad track with its pantograph in contact with the catenary wires, n.d.
8:252 A view of a New York, New Haven & Hartford Railroad multiple unit passenger train of six cars on a railroad track with its pantograph in contact with catenary wires, n.d.
8:253 Another view of six cars on a New York, New Haven & Hartford Railroad multiple unit passenger train with its pantograph in contact with catenary wires, n.d.
8:254 A close-up view of the connecting equipment in the gap between two multiple unit railroad cars, n.d.
8:255 The equipment under a New York, New Haven & Hartford Railroad multiple unit car, n.d.
8:256 A close-up view of the pantograph on a New York, New Haven & Hartford Railroad multiple unit passenger train in contact with catenary wires above, n.d.
8:257 Three cars of a New York, New Haven & Hartford Railroad multiple unit passenger train with car 4402 in focus, n.d.
8:258 The door of multiple unit passenger car 4400 with its pantograph in view, n.d.
8:259 A street-level view of three cars of a New York, New Haven & Hartford Railroad multiple unit passenger train on a railroad bridge above, n.d.
8:260 Another street level view of four cars on a New York, New Haven & Hartford Railroad multiple unit train on a bridge above, n.d.
8:261 A train conductor inside a locomotive, n.d.
8:262 A conductor and a well-dressed man in a locomotive, n.d.
8:263 A conductor and a well-dressed man inside a locomotive, n.d.
8:264 A view from inside of a train locomotive approaching a large station in an unidentified city, n.d.
8:265 A view of two cars of a passenger train and catenary wires at a railroad station on a rainy day. Two men are visible on the platform, n.d.
8:266 Another view of a passenger train and catenary wires at a railroad station on a rainy day. Two men are on the platform in the distance, n.d.
8:267 A view of a stationary passenger train, an approaching train, and catenary wires at a railroad station on a rainy day. One man is on the platform in the distance, n.d.
8:268 A view of a train station with four triangular catenary above the tracks, n.d.
8:269 A bridge over a railroad track with catenary over the tracks, n.d.
8:270 A view of the entrance to a train station with four triangular catenary over the tracks leading into the station, n.d.
8:271 A view of a railroad track leading around a curve with triangular catenary above and an anchor bridge crossing the track, n.d.
8:272 A view of railroad tracks emenating out from under a bridge with catenary stretching away from the bridge, n.d.
8:273 A railroad track rounding a curve with an anchor bridge in close view and triangular catenary overhead, n.d.
8:274 Railroad tracks with a bridge crossing over them. A close-up view of an anchor bridge with catenary connected to it and following the tracks under the bridge ahead, n.d.
8:275 An anchor bridge over railroad tracks with catenary stretching out over the tracks and under a bridge ahead, n.d.
8:276 Railroad tracks rounding a curve with an anchor bridge crossing the tracks and catenary following the tracks under a bridge ahead, n.d.
8:277 A close-up view of triangular catenary stretching under a bridge that crosses the tracks, n.d.
8:278 Four railroad tracks with four triangular catenary following above. On the far left track is older locomotive 356 with at least one passenger car behind it, n.d.
8:279 Four railroad tracks rounding a curve with an anchor bridge crossing the tracks. Four triangular catenary follow the curve of the track above, n.d.
[Note: Images 280 through 338 are various scenes of a station, catenary structures, a wire train, new foundations, and other construction in the vicinity of New Rochelle Junction, all in connection with the Interstate 95 highway overpass construction.]
8:280 A view of converging railroad tracks with a signal tower to their left. Several anchor bridges are in view, one of which is holding transfomers. Catenary run above the tracks along the anchor bridges, n.d.
8:281 A closer view of a signal tower next to railroad tracks. Several anchor bridges are crossing the tracks, one of which holds several transformers. Catenary are running above the tracks, n.d.
8:282 A view of anchor bridge 65 on the Main Line looking east near New Rochelle, New York. The anchor bridge stands in front of a bridge that crosses the tracks. Catenary run under the bridge, n.d.
8:283 A view of anchor bridge 63 on the Main Line looking west in New Rochelle, New York. A signal tower stands to the left of the railroad tracks and the catenary are in clear view above the tracks, n.d.
8:284 The north post of anchor bridge 63 on the Main Line looking west in New Rochelle, New York with catenary in view, n.d.
8:285 Anchor bridge 62 on the Main Line in New Rochelle, New York looking west at the junction of the Main Line and the Harlem River Branch, n.d.
8:286 Anchor bridge 64 on the Main Line looking east in New Rochelle, New York with a clear view of the catenary following along the tracks, n.d.
8:287 The truss of anchor bridge 62 looking west at the track junction of the Main Line and the Harlem River Branch in New Rochelle, New York. A train approaches on the right side of the junction, n.d.
8:288 New Rochelle Junction, New York with a view of anchor bridge 61 on the Main Line and 211H on the Harlem River Branch. A train approaches on the right side of the junction, n.d.
8:289 Anchor bridge 63 in New Rochelle, New York looking east. Signal station 22 stands to the right of the track, n.d.
8:290 The south post of anchor bridge 62 looking east in New Rochelle, New York. A signal station stands to the right of the tracks, n.d.
8:291 The north post of anchor bridge 62 looking east in New Rochelle, New York. The image includes the converging tracks from the junction of the Harlem River Branch and the Main Line, n.d.
8:292 A westward view of New Rochelle Junction, New York showing anchor bridge 211H on the Harlem River Branch converging with anchor bridge 61 on the Main Line, n.d.
8:293 A westward view of anchor bridge 60 in New Rochelle, New York with a locomotive moving west on the right track, n.d.
8:294 A westward view of the south post of anchor bridge 60 in New Rochelle, New York. The south side of the tracks is under construction, n.d.
8:295 Anchor bridge 59 looking west in New Rochelle, New York. Triangular catenary wires follow above the tracks, n.d.
8:296 Anchor bridge 60 looking east at an oncoming locomotive in New Rochelle, New York , n.d.
8:297 Looking east along the construction of a thruway west of Webster Avenue in New Rochelle, New York. The image is taken from farther back and includes several anchor bridges and some construction in front of them, n.d.
8:298 Another view looking east along the construction of a thruway west of Webster Avenue in New Rochelle, New York. This image includes several anchor bridges and construction in front of the tracks, n.d.
8:299 Looking west along the construction of a thruway west of Webster Avenue in New Rochelle, New York. Two men stand in an open area between construction materials and the railroad tracks, n.d.
8:300 Unfinished thruway bridge piers on the east side of Webster Avenue, New Rochelle, New York, n.d.
8:301 The north post of anchor bridge 210H on the Harlem River Branch in New Rochelle Junction, New York, with Main Line anchor bridges 60 and 61 in the background, n.d.
8:302 Anchor bridge 211H on the Harlem River Branch in New Rochelle Junction, New York, looking east. Transfomers line the top of the anchor bridge and a train passes on the Main Line side of the junction, n.d.
8:303 Looking east at New Rochelle Junction, New York, with a view of anchor bridge 61 on the Main Line and 211H on the Harlem River Branch, n.d.
8:304 Anchor bridge 62 looking east in New Rochelle, New York, with a view of signal station 22, n.d.
8:305 New Rochelle Junction, New York, looking east, including anchor bridge 62 and the Harlem River Branch west bound lead, n.d.
8:306 Footing for the thruway bridge pier in New Rochelle Junction, New York, including the north post of anchor bridge 61 on the Main Line, n.d.
8:307 North post of anchor bridge 61 on the Main Line looking east in New Rochelle Junction, New York. The construction of the thruway bridge is visible behind the anchor bridge on the left, n.d.
8:308 The north post of anchor bridge 60 in New Rochelle, New York, looking east. A train stands below the anchor bridge with a scaffold built on it to allow three men to work on the bridge, n.d.
8:309 The north post of anchor bridge 60 looking east in New Rochelle, New York. A New York, New Haven & Hartford Railroad train, including car W934, stands below the bridge with a scaffold built on it, allowing three men to work on the bridge, n.d.
8:310 The south post of anchor bridge 60 looking east in New Rochelle, New York. Three workmen use the scaffolding built on a New York, New Haven & Hartford Railroad train, including car W934, n.d.
8:311 Anchor bridge 60 looking toward the north post in New Rochelle, New York, including a closer view of three workmen on the bridge, n.d.
8:312 The south post of anchor bridge 61 on the Main Line and the north post of anchor bridge 211H on the Harlem River Branch looking east and up in New Rochelle Junction, New York, n.d.
8:313 New Rochelle Junction, New York looking east at anchor bridge 62 on the Main Line, n.d.
8:314 Looking west along the Harlem River Branch under anchor bridge 211H, with anchor bridge 210H in the distance at New Rochelle Junction, New York, n.d.
8:315 New York, New Haven & Hartford Railroad multiple unit car passenger train under anchor bridge 63 in New Rochelle Junction, New York looking east. The pantograph on the end of the train is visible, n.d.
8:316 Signal station 22 next to S16.SWHS, n.d.
8:317 Signal transfer at New Rochelle Junction, New York, beside anchor bridge 63, n.d.
8:318 Looking up at the underside of an anchor bridge, n.d.
8:319 Anchor bridge 61 on the Main Line with anchor bridge 211H on the Harlem River Branch next to it in New Rochelle Junction, New York, n.d.
8:320 One post of an anchor bridge including its supporting pier, n.d.
8:321 An anchor bridge and catenary over railroad tracks, n.d.
8:322 Land under construction beside railroad tracks, n.d.
8:323 Looking up at catenary wires, n.d.
8:324 A view from above of catenary, an anchor bridge, and New York, New Haven & Hartford Railroad passenger train 352, n.d.
8:325 An anchor bridge at the end of a railroad station platform with four triangular catenary overhead, n.d.
8:326 A view from a railroad station platform looking down the tracks at an anchor brdige and catenary, n.d.
8:327 A pedestrian platform over a railraod track with catenary wires running beneath it, n.d.
8:328 Catenary running above a single track next to a railroad station platform, n.d.
8:329 A view down the tracks at a railroad station with two anchor bridges at either end of the platform and four triangular catenary overhead, n.d.
8:330 A view from the platform of a railroad station looking towards a town with triangular catenary overhead, n.d.
8:331 A different view from a railroad station platform towards a town with triangular catenary overhead and anchor bridges in the distance, n.d.
8:332 A view, possibly from a train in motion, of an anchor bridge next to some construction, n.d.
8:333 A view, possibly from a train in motion, of an anchor bridge in a rural setting, n.d.
8:334 An anchor bridge with A-frame posts, n.d.
8:335 A view of a railroad station platform with catenary wires running overhead and an anchor bridge near the end of the platform, n.d.
8:336 An off center view of a railroad station platform with catenary wires overhead, n.d.
8:337 An anchor bridge holding transformers next to a signal station, n.d.
8:338 An out of focus view of a railroad station with a train leaving the platform. An anchor bridge stands at the end of the platform and catenary wires run over the tracks, n.d.
8:339 An electric locomotive crossing a birdge with catenary wires overhead, n.d.
8:340 EF-1 class freight electric #109 with freight train, n.d.
8:341 EY-2 class electric switcher #222 (or possibly 226) with freight train, n.d.
8:342 A railroad station with triangular catenary overhead and anchor bridges across the tracks, n.d.
8:343 A view looking up an an anchor bridge and triangular catenary, n.d.
8:344 A junction between two sets of railroad tracks with an anchor bridge over each track. This image was probably taken at New Rochelle Junction, New York, with anchor bridges 61 on the Main Line on the right and 211H on the Harlem River Branch on the left. Two men walk on the tracks, n.d.
8:345 An anchor bridge with a tall wooden fence being built next to it, n.d.
8:346 An anchor bridge with transformers on it, n.d.
8:347 New York, New Haven & Hartford Railroad electric locomotive 364 under an anchor bridge with a New York, New Haven & Hartford Railroad passenger train passing it on the right n.d.
8:348 Cars parked near an area where a building is under construction by a railroad track with two anchor bridges in view, n.d.
8:349 Four men in a field next to a railroad track with four triangular catenary overhead and two anchor bridges in view, n.d.
8:350 A group of men working on a railroad track near a railroad bridge and an anchor bridge, n.d.
8:351 Construction of a building near a railroad track with many cars parked near the site, n.d.
8:352 Concrete supports at a construction site near a railroad track, possibly the construction of a thruway near New Rochelle Junction, New York, n.d.
8:353 Men working at a construction site next to a railroad track with an anchor bridge in view, n.d.
8:354 An anchor bridge with catenary wires, n.d.
8:355 A tall wooden fence being built next to an anchor bridge, n.d.
8:356 Looking up at an anchor bridge, n.d.
8:357 The back side of a tall wooden fence being built next to an anchor bridge, n.d.
8:358 An anchor bridge and catenary wires over railroad tracks, n.d.
8:359 A view down a single track with an anchor bridge and catenary wire overhead, n.d.
8:360 A close-up view of an anchor bridge over a single track, n.d.
8:361 An elecrtric locomotive moving towards an anchor bridge on a single track with catenary wires engaged with its pantograph, n.d.
8:362 A view down a single railroad track with a catenary wire overhead and anchor bridges in the distance, n.d.
8:363 A man walking towards an anchor bridge on a single railroad track with catenary overhead. Two men in the distance stand near a different railroad track, n.d.
8:364 A view of catenary over railroad tracks with anchor bridges in the distance, n.d.
8:365 A view of three railroad tracks with catenary overhead connecting to an anchor bridge, n.d.
8:366 A view of catenary over three railroad tracks with a group of men standing on a different set of tracks in the distance, n.d.
8:367 Catenary and an anchor bridge over railroad tracks in a rural setting, n.d.
8:368 An anchor bridge with A-frame posts over a group of three railroad tracks on the left and one track on the right, n.d.
8:369 Three railroad tracks with an anchor bridge overhead and two men standing to the left, n.d.
8:370 Three railroad tracks with an anchor bridge and catenary wires overhead, n.d.
8:371 A view of catenary running under a bridge with anchor bridges in the distance, n.d.
8:372 An electric New York, New Haven & Hartford Railroad locomotive with its pantograph in contact with catenary about to travel under an anchor bridge, n.d.
8:373 Triangular catenary over four railroad tracks in a railroad station, n.d.
8:374 A view of an anchor bridge at a railroad station extending out over the platform and into the station parking lot, n.d.
[Note: Images 375 through 469 are varoius view of the right-of-way, catenary structures, wire train repairing damaged catenary, and wrecked locomotive and cars in the Bridgeport, Connecticut, area following the Federal wreck in July 1955]
9:375 A view of one of the Bridgeport, Connecticut railroad stations with an anchor bridge at the end of the platform, July 1955
9:376 An anchor bridge in Bridgeport, Connecticut, July 1955
9:377 Anchor bridges along the railroad tracks in Bridgeport, Connecticut, July 1955
9:378 A passenger train at the platform of the Bridgeport, Connecticut, railroad station under an anchor bridge, July 1955
9:379 A New York, New Haven & Hartford Railroad electric locomotive behind another train at the platform of the Bridgeport, Connecticut, railroad station, July 1955
9:380 A view of a wrecked New York, New Haven & Hartford Railroad passenger car, July 1955
9:381 A wrecked New York, New Haven & Hartford Railroad passenger car on the ground between two sets of railroad tracks with a large group of people on the tracks to its right, July 1955
9:382 A wrecked New York, New Haven & Hartford Railroad car between two sets of railroad tracks with men standing near it on either end, n.d.
9:383 A close-up view of the underside of a wrecked New York, New Haven & Hartford Railroad car with a group of men standing behind it, July 1955
9:384 Another view of the underside of a wrecked New York, New Haven & Hartford Railroad car, July 1955
9:385 A wrecked railroad car next to an anchor bridge, July 1955
9:386 Three wrecked New York, New Haven & Hartford Railroad passenger cars with three men standing in front of them, July 1955
9:387 A wrecked railroad car with a New York, New Haven & Hartford Railroad passenger car behind it, July 1955
9:388 Several wrecked New York, New Haven & Hartford Railroad cars, July 1955
9:389 A pile of wrecked New York, New Haven & Hartford Railroad cars near a small brick building with an anchor bridge in the background, July 1955
9:390 Possibly a wrecked Pennsylvania Railroad passenger car on top of a concrete block, July 1955
9:391 Possibly a wrecked Pennsylvania Railroad passenger car in a ditch along with several other wrecked railroad cars. Small brick buildings stand very near the wreck, July 1955
9:392 The underside of a railroad car standing on a large concrete block, July 1955
9:393 A wrecked passenger car with its underside showing, July 1955
9:394 The roof of a wrecked New York, New Haven & Hartford Railroad passenger car, July 1955
9:395 Two men sitting and one man standing on railroad tracks with a group of people in the lot below them, July 1955
9:396 Another view of two men sitting and one man standing on the railroad tracks with a group of people in the lot below them, July 1955
9:397 Four men on the railroad tracks with a group of people in the lot behind them, July 1955
9:398 An electric locomotive heading a long train with passenger and freight cars under several anchor bridges, July 1955
9:399 The end of a wrecked railroad car resting on a concrete block and another car, July 1955
9:400 A wrecked New York, New Haven & Hartford Railroad locomotive turned on its side between two railroad tracks, July 1955
9:401 A wrecked railroad car with a man behind it retrieving his shirt from its resting place on top of the wreckage, July 1955
9:402 The wreckage of a New York, New Haven & Hartford Railroad locomotive turned on its side on one side of a railroad track and another wrecked car on the opposite side, July 1955
9:403 A view down the center of four railroad tracks and through multiple anchor bridges with industrial buildings off to the left and a neighborhood to the right, July 1955
9:404 Another view down the center of four railroad tracks and through several anchor bridges with industrial buildings on the left, July 1955
9:405 Another view down the center of four railroad tracks through several anchor bridges in an industrial area, July 1955
9:406 Another view down the center of four railroad tracks through several anchor bridges in an industrial area, July 1955
9:407 Another view further down the center of four railroad tracks and through several anchor bridges, July 1955
9:408 The side of a train under an anchor bridge, July 1955
9:409 A train with five visible cars on the second track from the right out of four. Three men stand on the railroad tracks in front of it, July 1955
9:410 A five car train stands on the second track to the right out of four tracks with three men standing on the railroad tracks in front of it, July 1955
9:411 An anchor bridge over four railroad tracks near a five car train further down the tracks. Three men stand near the train, July 1955
9:412 The top of an anchor bridge over four curving tracks with a train and men on the tracks further down, July 1955
9:413 A view down the center of four railroad tracks and through several anchor bridges, July 1955
9:414 Four railroad tracks with multiple anchor bridges in an industrial area, July 1955
9:415 Four railroad tracks with anchor bridges with a body of water on the left and an industrial area on the right, July 1955
9:416 Four railroad tracks looking through multiple anchor bridges near a body of water on the left, July 1955
9:417 Four railroad tracks and a platform with a body of water to the left and industrial buildings to the right, July 1955
9:418 Four railroad tracks with multiple anchor bridges. Four men walk along the right side of the tracks. On a lower level to both sides is an industrial area, July 1955
9:419 Four railroad tracks curving through multiple anchor bridges with industrial buildings in the background to the right, July 1955
9:420 An electric locomotive with several cars behind it approaching under several anchor bridges, July 1955
9:421 An anchor bridge with A-frame posts and tiers of wires above on the crossing. An industrial area surrounds the tracks, July 1955
9:422 Four railroad tracks under several anchor bridges in an industrial area, July 1955
9:423 A man standing on the back of a long train's caboose speaks to men who stand on the left side of the railroad tracks. The caboose is just leaving a bridge area and the train spans multiple anchor bridges, July 1955
9:424 Four railroad tracks with anchor bridges stretching into the distance. A body of water is off to the right of the tracks, July 1955
9:425 Four railroad tracks in an industrial area with a body of water to the right. A man stands on the tracks in the bottom right corner of the image, July 1955
9:426 Four railroad tracks in an industrial area with a body of water in the distance. A train with five visible cars approaches on the second track from the right, July 1955
9:427 Four railroad tracks in an industrail area with a body of water in the distance. In the left side of the image a train rounds a curve, July 1955
9:428 Four railroad tracks under an anchor bridge with A-frame posts and multiple wire equipment on the crossing post. A sign by the base of the left post reads either "4284" or "4234", July 1955
9:429 Four railroad tracks under multiple anchor bridges that carry multiple wire equipment on the crossing posts. A five car train moves away down the second track from the left, July 1955
9:430 Four railroad tracks under multiple anchor bridges that hold equipment. Multiple wires connect to the crossing post, July 1955
9:431 Four railroad tracks under multiple anchor bridges, which have catenary wires along their crossing posts and wires stretching diagonally from the side posts to the ground beside them, July 1955
9:432 A close-up of the crossing post and left post of an anchor bridge with its catenary wires over four railroad tracks, July 1955
9:433 At least seven, possibly eight, railroad tracks with wide and elaborate anchor bridges stretching across them. Two men stand near the right post of the closest anchor bridge to the viewer and freight train cars stand on the tracks to the left, July 1955
9:434 Anchor bridges with very tall extension posts above each side post that raise the wires far above the tracks. On the left of the four tracks is a cage-like grouping of electrical equipment. The side of a railroad bridge is in the bottom right corner of the image, July 1955
9:435 A complex group of wires attached to multiple anchor bridges, including the catenary wires above the four railroad tracks, wires following along the sides of the tracks, and wires stretching diagonally from the side posts of the anchor bridges to the ground, July 1955
9:436 Another image of a complex grouping of wires attached to multiple anchor bridges, including catenary wires above the railroad tracks, wires following along the sides of the tracks, and wires stretching diagonally from the side posts of the anchor bridges to the ground beside them, July 1955
9:437 An anchor bridge holding catenary and other wires to the right of a railroad bridge's side, July 1955
9:438 Catenary wires stretching over four railroad tracks and multiple anchor bridges in an industrial area, July 1955
9:439 Catenary and other wires connected to anchor bridges with side posts extending high above the crossing post that carry wires far above the tracks, July 1955
9:440 Catenary over anchor bridges that carry other types of wires on extended posts both on the left side post and on the right side of the crossing post, July 1955
9:441 Another view of anchor bridges that have extra equipment to hold other wires in addition to catenary wires, July 1955
9:442 Another view of anchor bridges that have extra equipment to hold other wires in addition to catenary in an industrial area, July 1955
9:443 Another view of anchor bridges that have extra equipment to hold other wires in addition to catenary in an industrial area, July 1955
9:444 A view of catenary and other wires following a curve in the railroad tracks on the anchor bridges that have extra equipment above, July 1955
9:445 Catenary and other wires following a curve in the railroad track on two pieces of extra equipment centered on the crossing post of each anchor bridge, July 1955
9:446 Catenary and other wires following a curve in the railroad track on two pieces of extra equipment centered on the crossing post of each anchor bridge, July 1955
9:447 Catenary and other wires following a curve in the railroad track on two pieces of extra equipment centered on the crossing post of each anchor bridge, July 1955
9:448 Catenary and other wires following a curve in the railroad track on two pieces of extra equipment centered on the crossing post of each anchor bridge, July 1955
9:449 Catenary and other wires following a curve in the railroad track on two pieces of extra equipment centered on the crossing post of each anchor bridge, July 1955
9:450 Catenary and other wires following a curve in the railroad track on two pieces of extra equipment centered on the crossing post of each anchor bridge, July 1955
9:451 An anchor bridge with A-frame side posts and two pieces of extra equipment centered on the crossing post for catenary and other wires, July 1955
9:452 A bar attached to the catenary wires and spanning the width of all four railroad tracks but having no support from the ground, July 1955
9:453 Catenary and other wires following a curve in the railroad tracks on two pieces of equipment centered on the crossing post of each anchor bridge, July 1955
9:454 Catenary and other wires following a curve in the railroad tracks on two pieces of equipment centered on the crossing post of each anchor bridge, July 1955
9:455 Catenary and other wires following a curve in the railroad tracks on two pieces of equipment centered on the crossing post of each anchor bridge, July 1955
9:456 Catenary and other wires following a curve in the railroad tracks on two pieces of equipment centered on the crossing post of each anchor bridge, July 1955
9:457 Catenary and other wires following a curve in the railroad tracks on two pieces of equipment centered on the crossing post of each anchor bridge, July 1955
9:458 Catenary and other wires following a curve in the railroad tracks on two pieces of equipment centered on the crossing post of each anchor bridge, July 1955
9:459 Catenary and other wires following a curve in the railroad track on anchor bridges. One piece of extra equipment for holding wires extends up from the right post of the anchor bridge and another rests off center to the left on the crossing post, July 1955
9:460 Catenary and other wires following a curve in the railroad track on anchor bridges. One piece of extra equipment for holding wires extends up from the right post of the anchor bridge and another rests off center to the left on the crossing post, July 1955
9:461 Catenary and other wires following a curve in the railroad track on anchor bridges. One piece of extra equipment for holding wires extends up from the right post of the anchor bridge and another rests off center to the left on the crossing post, July 1955
9:462 Catenary and other wires following a curve in the railroad track on anchor bridges. One piece of extra equipment for holding wires extends up from the right post of the anchor bridge and another rests off center to the left on the crossing post. In addition, a tall pole stands on the crossing post, raising many wires far above the anchor bridges, July 1955
9:463 An anchor bridge with two exceptinally tall poles extending up from the right post and from near the left post on the crossing post, and with a third, smaller, piece of equipment towards the center of the crossing post. All of this extra equipment carries catenary and other wires high above the anchor bridge, July 1955
9:464 An anchor bridge with two exceptinally tall poles extending up from the right post and from near the left post on the crossing post, and with a third, smaller, piece of equipment towards the center of the crossing post. All of this extra equipment carries catenary and other wires high above the anchor bridge, July 1955
9:465 A close-up view of catenary wires stretching out from the underside of an anchor bridge's crossing post, July 1955
9:466 A view of catenary and other wires connected to an anchor bridge and to two extremely tall poles on it, one extending from the right post and the other from just to the right of the left post. Also holding wires is a smaller piece of equipment near the center of the crossing post, July 1955
9:467 Catenary and other wires connected to an anchor bridge and to two tall poles extending up from the left and right posts of the anchor bridge, July 1955
9:468 A view of an anchor bridge with catenary and other wires connecting to it,to a small piece of equipment standing near the center of the crossing post, and to two tall poles extending high into the air up from the left post and from near the right post of the crossing post, July 1955
9:469 A tall triangular tower stands over the railroad tracks between many anchor bridges. Wires stretch from the top of the tower, far above the anchor bridges, and out of the image. Catenary and other wires connect to the anchor bridges and to poles extending up from their crossing posts, July 1955
Subseries B: Color, n.d., 1959, 1964
9:470 A railway yard with an oncoming train in the top left corner and a departing train in the top right corner. Buildings are in the center positioned between two large groups of railroad tracks, May 1959
9:471 A railway yard with two trains departing on the top right portion of the image. A string of railroad traffic lights and multiple electrical poles are also visible in the right portion of the slide. In the top left a group of blue railroad buildings are positioned between two groups of tracks, May 1959
9:472 An outdoors, close-up image of a wire connected to electrical equipment on a pole, April 1964
9:473 An outdoors, close-up image of a wire connected to electrical equipment on a pole, April 1964
9:474 A single railroad track next to a brick building. A metal pole extends from the roof of the building across two metal supports, like an anchor bridge. Two wires run down the center of the crossing pole and connect to electrical equipment, April 1964
9:475 A view across multiple railroad tracks near the entrance of a railroad station. Above the tracks are a complex web of electrical wires. Two cars of a passenger train are on the left side of the photo. On the right side, the back of a caboose is visible, April 1964
9:476 A view from a single railroad track entering a group of tracks. Above the tracks is a complex web of electrical wires. Also in view on the right is a stop sign for the single track, April 1964
9:477 A train entering under an anchor bridge in a wooded area. Attached to the anchor bridge from the side posts are two tall electrical poles which carry many wires. Equipment also extends down under the crossing post. Five pipes run along the left side of the railroad tracks, n.d.
9:478 New York, New Haven & Hartford Railroad looking west in Stamford, Connecticut at four o'clock in the afternoon. The image was taken at the Stamford railroad station, including both platforms, railroad traffic lights, anchor bridges, triangular catenary wires and a passenger train. At least four passengers are visible on the right platform, January 10, 1959