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Railroad Collection

"The Golden Era of Railroads: A Journey Through Time" Step back in time to the glamorous era of rail travel with iconic images that capture the essence of a bygone age

Background imageRailroad Collection: The Tube Station, c. 1932 (linocut printed in colours on tissue Japan)

The Tube Station, c. 1932 (linocut printed in colours on tissue Japan)
659543 The Tube Station, c.1932 (linocut printed in colours on tissue Japan) by Power, Cyril Edward (1874-1951); 25.5x29 cm; Private Collection; (add.info.: The Tube Station)

Background imageRailroad Collection: The Blue Comet train

The Blue Comet train
The Blue Comet, an all-steel passenger train than ran between New Jersey and Atlantic City from 1929 to 1941 on the Central Railroad of New Jersey. Date: c. 1930s

Background imageRailroad Collection: Poster advertising the Orient Express, 1888

Poster advertising the Orient Express, 1888. Private Collection

Background imageRailroad Collection: The Spirit of Progress

The Spirit of Progress
The Australian Sprit of Progress, streamlined train of the Victorian Government Railways operating between Melbourne and Albury. Date: late 1930s

Background imageRailroad Collection: Simplon-Orient-Express, Londres-le Caire, c. 1930

Simplon-Orient-Express, Londres-le Caire, c. 1930. Private Collection

Background imageRailroad Collection: Union Station, Portland, Maine, USA

Union Station, Portland, Maine, USA, on the corner of Congress and St John Street. Date: circa 1908

Background imageRailroad Collection: New Pavilion Saltair and bathers, Salt Lake City, USA

New Pavilion Saltair and bathers, Salt Lake City, USA
The New Pavilion Saltair (built in 1926) and bathers on Great Salt Lake, Salt Lake City, Utah, USA. The first Saltair, completed in 1893

Background imageRailroad Collection: Steam train

Steam train, Durango & Silverton Railroad, Silverton, Colorado, USA

Background imageRailroad Collection: Union Railway Station, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA

Union Railway Station, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA Date: circa 1901

Background imageRailroad Collection: Tokaido Shinkansen bullet train passing by Mount Fuji, Yoshiwara, Shizuoka prefecture

Tokaido Shinkansen bullet train passing by Mount Fuji, Yoshiwara, Shizuoka prefecture, Japan

Background imageRailroad Collection: Canterbury from the Railway, 1842 (coloured litho on paper)

Canterbury from the Railway, 1842 (coloured litho on paper)
7394177 Canterbury from the Railway, 1842 (coloured litho on paper) by Unknown Artist, (19th century); 23x38 cm; Ironbridge Gorge Museum Trust, Telford, Shropshire

Background imageRailroad Collection: Map, route of Santa Fe Railroad, USA

Map, route of Santa Fe Railroad, USA
Map showing the route of the Santa Fe Railroad, USA, from the Great Lakes in the east, to the Gulf of Mexico in the south, and the Pacific coast in the west

Background imageRailroad Collection: PITTSBURGH: STEEL MILL. Jones and Laughlin steel mills in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

PITTSBURGH: STEEL MILL. Jones and Laughlin steel mills in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Photograph, c1910

Background imageRailroad Collection: The Tehachapi Train Loop near Tehachapi California is the historic location of the Southern

The Tehachapi Train Loop near Tehachapi California is the historic location of the Southern Pacific Railroad where freight trains gain 77 feet in elevation

Background imageRailroad Collection: Tonopah & Goldfield Railroad Depot, Nevada, USA

Tonopah & Goldfield Railroad Depot, Nevada, USA
The Tonopah & Goldfield Railroad Depot, Nevada, USA, on 7 December 1907, with a steam train, crowds of people on the platform and cars and horses waiting alongside

Background imageRailroad Collection: USA, Nevada. Old steam train engine in historic Gold Hill train station, our side Virginia CIty

USA, Nevada. Old steam train engine in historic Gold Hill train station, our side Virginia CIty
USA, Nevada. Old steam train engine in historic Gold Hill train station, our side Virginia City, Nevada

Background imageRailroad Collection: LOCOMOTIVE: ROCKET, 1829. George Stephensons Rocket, the winner of the Liverpool

LOCOMOTIVE: ROCKET, 1829. George Stephensons Rocket, the winner of the Liverpool and Manchester Railways competiton of 1829. Engraving, American, 1881

Background imageRailroad Collection: 0008627

0008627
RAILWAY POSTER, 1870s. A Chicago and North-Western Railway poster of the 1870s promoting free homestead lands in the Dakota Territory

Background imageRailroad Collection: Spring Forward In London

Spring Forward In London
A railway worker stands on a ladder and changes a clock ahead one hour to begin Daylight Savings (or Summer) time, at Liverpool Street Station, London, early 20th Century. (Photo by FPG/Getty Images)

Background imageRailroad Collection: View at St. Rollox Looking South East; Opening of the Glasgow and Garnkirk Railway

View at St. Rollox Looking South East; Opening of the Glasgow and Garnkirk Railway
1198425 View at St. Rollox Looking South East; Opening of the Glasgow and Garnkirk Railway, 1832 (hand-coloured lithograph) by Hill

Background imageRailroad Collection: Curvature of Spacetime

Curvature of Spacetime
Rainer Inderst

Background imageRailroad Collection: USA, New York, Hudson Valley, Poughkeepsee, Walkway Over The Hudson, pedestrian walkway

USA, New York, Hudson Valley, Poughkeepsee, Walkway Over The Hudson, pedestrian walkway on renovated train trestle over the Hudson River

Background imageRailroad Collection: The famous Bernina Express red train at Alp Grum station, Graubunden, Switzerland

The famous Bernina Express red train at Alp Grum station, Graubunden, Switzerland

Background imageRailroad Collection: First Russian steam locomotive, by Yefim and Miron Cherepanov, 1833-1834 (Postage stamp), 1978

First Russian steam locomotive, by Yefim and Miron Cherepanov, 1833-1834 (Postage stamp), 1978. Artist: Anonymous
First Russian steam locomotive, by Yefim and Miron Cherepanov, 1833-1834 (Postage stamp), 1978. From a private collection

Background imageRailroad Collection: The Empire Builder

The Empire Builder, the majestic streamlined Diesel-Electric makes its way through Glacier National Park in the Rockies from Seattle to Chicago USA, Date: late 1930s

Background imageRailroad Collection: Brussels-Liege Express

Brussels-Liege Express
Stunning green streamlined " Atlantic" type locomotive on the Brussels-Liege Express, Belgium. Date: late 1930s

Background imageRailroad Collection: Railway station at Chanute, Kansas, USA

Railway station at Chanute, Kansas, USA, on the Missouri, Kansas and Texas Railroad. Date: circa 1920

Background imageRailroad Collection: WYOMING: FORT SANDERS. Generals Grant, Sherman, Sheridan, Hooker, Harney, Dodge

WYOMING: FORT SANDERS. Generals Grant, Sherman, Sheridan, Hooker, Harney, Dodge, Gibbon, and Potter at Fort Sanders, Wyoming, for a meeting regarding the Union Pacific Railroad

Background imageRailroad Collection: Hell Gate Bridge In Queens Under Construction

Hell Gate Bridge In Queens Under Construction
The Hell Gate Bridge over a part of the East River called Hell Gate, which separates Astoria, Queens, from Wards Island, during construction, mid 1910s. Construction began in 1914 and ended in 1916

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USA, California, Gold Country, Grass Valley: Empire Mine State Historic Park/Gold Mine Gold Mine, Main Mine Shaft

Background imageRailroad Collection: Trans Australian Railway Poster

Trans Australian Railway Poster
Vintage Travel Poster

Background imageRailroad Collection: Martinique, 1958

Martinique, 1958
Bo Anderson

Background imageRailroad Collection: Locomotive Engine, 'The Rocket, ' Built by George Stephenson, 1830 (coloured etching on paper)

Locomotive Engine, "The Rocket, " Built by George Stephenson, 1830 (coloured etching on paper)
7394209 Locomotive Engine, "The Rocket, " Built by George Stephenson, 1830 (coloured etching on paper) by Naysmith, James (1807-90) (after); Ironbridge Gorge Museum Trust, Telford

Background imageRailroad Collection: Making the Shoreham Railroad, c. 1840 (w/c on paper)

Making the Shoreham Railroad, c. 1840 (w/c on paper)
7389747 Making the Shoreham Railroad, c.1840 (w/c on paper) by Unknown Artist, (19th century); 22x29 cm; Ironbridge Gorge Museum Trust, Telford, Shropshire, UK; (add.info.: Arist: Unknown)

Background imageRailroad Collection: Under Runcorn Viaduct Manchester Ship Canal, 1893 (pen with wash on paper)

Under Runcorn Viaduct Manchester Ship Canal, 1893 (pen with wash on paper)
7389725 Under Runcorn Viaduct Manchester Ship Canal, 1893 (pen with wash on paper) by Simpson, William (1823-99); 29x23 cm; Ironbridge Gorge Museum Trust, Telford, Shropshire

Background imageRailroad Collection: Grain elevator along railroad yard, North Platte, Nebraska, 1939. Creator: Dorothea Lange

Grain elevator along railroad yard, North Platte, Nebraska, 1939. Creator: Dorothea Lange
Grain elevator along railroad yard. North Platte, Nebraska. [Sign: T.B. Hord Grain Co. Coal Hay and Feed. Union Pacific steam locomotive]

Background imageRailroad Collection: Advertising poster for the London to Vichy Pullman express train, 1927 (colour lithograph)

Advertising poster for the London to Vichy Pullman express train, 1927 (colour lithograph)
1198038 Advertising poster for the London to Vichy Pullman express train, 1927 (colour lithograph) by Chaurand-Naurac, Jean Raoul (1878-1948)

Background imageRailroad Collection: In Clives Footsteps: De Glehn 'Atlantic', Bengal - Nagpur Railway, 1910 (litho)

In Clives Footsteps: De Glehn "Atlantic", Bengal - Nagpur Railway, 1910 (litho)
6437131 In Clives Footsteps: De Glehn " Atlantic", Bengal - Nagpur Railway, 1910 (litho) by Rudd, Edwin Thomas (1861-1940); Private Collection; (add.info)

Background imageRailroad Collection: USA, North Dakota, Valley City, High Line Railroad Bridge, Hi-Line

USA, North Dakota, Valley City, High Line Railroad Bridge, Hi-Line, Built In Early 1900s Over The Sheyenne River, National Historic Civil Engineering Landmark

Background imageRailroad Collection: Viaduct across the Sankey Valley, 1831 (colour aquatints, partly hand-coloured)

Viaduct across the Sankey Valley, 1831 (colour aquatints, partly hand-coloured)
1198423 Viaduct across the Sankey Valley, 1831 (colour aquatints, partly hand-coloured) by Bury, Thomas Talbot (1811-77) (after); 26.5x66 cm; Private Collection; Photo eChristies Images; English

Background imageRailroad Collection: A Peep at the Train, India, 1892 (pencil and w / c on paper)

A Peep at the Train, India, 1892 (pencil and w / c on paper)
1197524 A Peep at the Train, India, 1892 (pencil and w/c on paper) by Swoboda, Rudolf Der G. (1859-1914); 94x66.8 cm; Private Collection; Photo eChristies Images; Austrian, out of copyright

Background imageRailroad Collection: In the middle of the Indian forest, a man waits for the train near the railway line (Colour Litho)

In the middle of the Indian forest, a man waits for the train near the railway line (Colour Litho)
2778091 In the middle of the Indian forest, a man waits for the train near the railway line (Colour Litho) by Beltrame, Achille (1871-1945); Private Collection; (add.info)

Background imageRailroad Collection: Woman on a Train Date: 1950

Woman on a Train Date: 1950

Background imageRailroad Collection: USA, Georgia, Athens, The Murmur Trestle, 1880 railraod trestle featured on rock group

USA, Georgia, Athens, The Murmur Trestle, 1880 railraod trestle featured on rock group REMs debut album Murmur

Background imageRailroad Collection: U-Bahn trains passing in front of St. Pauli LandungsbrAocken, St. Pauli, Hamburg, Germany

U-Bahn trains passing in front of St. Pauli LandungsbrAocken, St. Pauli, Hamburg, Germany

Background imageRailroad Collection: El Navajo Hotel, Gallup, New Mexico, USA

El Navajo Hotel, Gallup, New Mexico, USA
El Navajo, the new Santa Fe hotel and station at Gallup, New Mexico, USA. Date: 1910s

Background imageRailroad Collection: The Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad on the Animas River, San Juan National Forest

The Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad on the Animas River, San Juan National Forest
The Durango and Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad on the Animas River, San Juan National Forest, Colorado, USA



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"The Golden Era of Railroads: A Journey Through Time" Step back in time to the glamorous era of rail travel with iconic images that capture the essence of a bygone age. The Blue Comet train, known for its luxurious amenities and impeccable service, epitomizes the grandeur and elegance of train travel. As it departs from Grand Central Terminal in New York City circa 1930, one can only imagine the excitement and anticipation felt by passengers embarking on their adventures. The Spirit of Progress beckons us to explore further as we encounter a captivating poster advertising the Orient Express in 1888. This legendary train became synonymous with opulence and intrigue, whisking travelers away on unforgettable journeys across Europe. Union Station in Portland, Maine stands as a testament to America's love affair with trains. Its magnificent architecture serves as a gateway to new destinations and possibilities. Similarly, Simplon-Orient-Express transports our imagination from London to Cairo during the early 1930s – an extraordinary feat that connected continents. Venturing westward, we discover New Pavilion Saltair amidst bathers enjoying leisurely days by Salt Lake City's shores. This idyllic scene showcases how railways brought joy and recreation to communities across America. In Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Union Railway Station emerges as a symbol of progress and industrial might. Steam trains chug along its tracks, carrying goods and dreams alike towards an ever-evolving future. Traveling beyond borders takes us on A Peep at the Train journey through India in 1892 – capturing vibrant landscapes through pencil sketches infused with watercolors. It reminds us that railways have always been bridges between cultures and civilizations. A woman aboard a train captures our attention next; her date set against the backdrop of bustling stations evokes nostalgia for simpler times when romance bloomed amidst rhythmic clatterings on steel tracks. Finally, we witness modernity colliding with tradition as Tokaido Shinkansen, Japan's bullet train, races past Mount Fuji.