On this brisk fall day, we're getting on board #TrainTuesday with a heart set on warmer destinations.
This Hill car was photographed on this date, November 17, in 1939. The negative is part of Hagley Library's Pennsylvania Railroad negative collection (Accession 1993.300). Incorporated in 1846, the Pennsylvania Railroad Company became the largest railroad in the United States in terms of corporate assets and traffic from the last quarter of the nineteenth century through the mid-twentieth century.
Our Pennsylvania Railroad negative collection consists of more than 5200 negatives from the official Pennsylvania Railroad files. It largely depicts PRR trains, tracks, equipment, and facilities. The collection also contains numerous views of similar facilities and equipment on other railroads, of nearby buildings and properties, or of standardized equipment and accessories that were collected by the PRR for reference. To view this collection online now, click here to visit its page in our Digital Archive.