We're looking at a week of sunshine and relatively warm winter weather today at Hagley Museum and Library, but it's always good to be prepared! This image, taken on February 8, 1926, shows a steam engine operated by Pennsylvania Railroad outfitted with snow removing equipment for winter weather.
The image was digitized from a negative in Hagley'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.
The Pennsylvania Railroad negatives collection contains more than 5200 negatives from the official Pennsylvania Railroad files, which largely document the company's 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 Pennsylvania Railroad for reference.
The negatives in this digital collection were digitized to positives for online access. Most of the digital images seen here are black-and-white, low resolution copies produced from the original negatives. To view the collection online now in our Digital Archives, click here.