January 4, 2021
As a little celebration of the new year, here's engine #2021, built in 1917 by the Lehigh Valley Railroad's Sayre Yards, named after the company's chief engineer and first Superintendent, Robert H. Sayre. The yards were located in Waverly, New York, and the adjoining company town of Sayre, Pennsylvania.
This glass negative image of the steam locomotive is undated, but would have been captured between its construction and April, 1948, when it was scrapped. It's part of Hagley Library's collection of Locomotives and views of Mauch Chunk contact photographs and negatives (Accession 1969.092). To view more material from this collection online now, click here to visit its page in our Digital Archive.