The Railway & Locomotive Historical Society's Glass Plate and Film Negative Collection contains photographs of locomotives
located in North and South America between the years of 1843 and 1913. This collection contains photographs that were collected
by the Railway & Locomotive Historical Society.
The Railway & Locomotive Historical Society was founded in 1921 as the first organization in North America to focus on the
history of railroads. This organization has been a longstanding resource for those interested in the history of railroads.
The 1st chapter of the Railway & Locomotive Historical Society was founded in New York City in 1934, and has since expanded
to include 10 chapters located across the country, including two within California. While the majority of members are nonprofessional
railroading enthusiasts, the society does count archivists, historians, preservationists, curators, and museum directors among
its ranks. The Railway & Locomotive Historical Society has had its collections open to researchers since 1927, when it was
located in the library of Harvard's Business School. Since then, the National chapter of the R&LHS has partnered with the
CSRM to house several of their extensive collections, including the group's Glass Plate and Film Negative collection.
14.28 Linear Feet
34 shoe boxes
Copyright has not been assigned to the California State Railroad Museum. All requests for permission to publish or quote from
manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the CSRM Library & Archives. Permission for publication is given on behalf of
the CSRM as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which
must also be obtained by the reader.
Collection is open for research by appointment.