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Railway & Locomotive Historical Society's William M. Hayes Negatives
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This collection includes photographic negatives belonging to amateur railroad photographer and one-time Western Union telegrapher William M. (Murray) Hayes. They include images of locomotives, freight and passenger cars, stations, structures, ferries and employees of railroads across the United States and Canada taken from 1900 to 1965.
William Murray Hayes was born on July 26, 1899, in Cincinnatus, New York. Between the ages of 19 and 30, he was a telegraph operator for Western Union. By the 1950s, Hayes was a radar tester for an electronics company. He died on May 17, 1976 in Syracuse, New York.
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