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Glass Negative Prints

From Collections of the Railroad Museum of Pennsylvania
These are examples of rare images that have been preserved from glass plates.

Perkiomen locomotive.
Wet Plate Glass Negative, original size 8”x10”: Builder’s photograph of Philadelphia & Reading Railway 4-4-0 locomotive Perkiomen, at Reading Shops, Reading, Berks County, Pa., 1868.
Joe Scranton Locomotive.
Wet Plate Glass Negative, original size 7”x9”: Builder’s photograph, Morris and Essex Railroad 0-4-0T No. 78, the Joe Scranton, c.1870.
PRR H3b locomotive.
Dry Plate Glass Negative, original size 7”x9”: Pennsylvania Railroad class H3b “Consolidation”-type locomotive No. 4188 at Jersey City, NJ in October 1916.
Babcock Lumber Co. locomotive.
Dry Plate Glass Negative, original size 5”x7”: Babcock Lumber Company Shay locomotive climbing through a lumbering camp at Jellico River, Tennessee, c.1890s.
DL&W Tower Operator.
Dry Plate Glass Negative, original size 5”x7”: DL&W tower operator, c.1910. Photo by William B. Barry, Jr.

Extensive activities are ongoing to preserve historic railroad materials, whether they be rail cars, workers' tools, books, negatives or photos.

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