Railroad Roundhouse at Charles River, South Sudbury, Massachusetts, 1881

Summary

Railroad workers pose with a 4-4-0 American type locomotive in this 1881 scene in Massachusetts. The locomotive sits in front of a two-stall engine shed, similar to a roundhouse in that it is where the locomotive is serviced and maintained. The locomotive lacks a cowcatcher pilot, suggesting that it was used in switching service when this photograph was taken.

Railroad workers pose with a 4-4-0 American type locomotive in this 1881 scene in Massachusetts. The locomotive sits in front of a two-stall engine shed, similar to a roundhouse in that it is where the locomotive is serviced and maintained. The locomotive lacks a cowcatcher pilot, suggesting that it was used in switching service when this photograph was taken.

Material

Paper (Fiber product)
Cardboard

Technique

Gelatin silver process

Color

Black-and-white (Colors)

Dimensions

Height: 6.5 in

Width: 9.25 in

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