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SD General Photo Collection--Railroads

 Unprocessed — Box: 03533 C
Identifier: H2011-083

Content Description

The collection consists of three unidentified 8x10 photo reprints of train engines. The images were found in a book from the Hospice Thrift Store in Pierre (S.D.). It is not known for certain that these are South Dakota images, but they are types of trains that would have been in South Dakota in the 1880s. R.C. Lathrop, donor and railroad historian, gave insight into the images. The first image is a Chicago and Northwestern Switch Engine (No. 222) a type of engine used in switch yards in Aberdeen, Huron, and Pierre. The second images is a Chicago and Northwestern Class ā€œDā€ Passenger Train (No. 1099) used in South Dakota from the late 1880s to 1900s. The third image is an American Class Locomotive (No. 319) with wood Caboose. This class of engine was used on all South Dakota rail lines in the late 1880s. The caboose is a coach-like car that the train crew lived and rode in. Each image includes individuals standing next to or on the train. Parts of buildings are visible in the background of some of the images, but not enough to identify where the images were taken.

Acquisition Type


Restrictions Apply



  • ca. 1880s to 1900s


0.1 Cubic Feet