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    • Crew on locomotive

    • transportation
    • A reproduction of a photograph of a railroad crew on a locomotive, possibly taken in Huntingburg, IN. Keywords: men, locomotive, railroad, railroad tracks, steam engine, coal car.
    • Looking South On Jefferson Street

    • Streets; Mansions; Buildings; Courthouses; Trees; Horses
    • These photographs of the City of Huntington and Huntington County were commissioned by the Huntington City-Township Public Library; Huntington, Indiana. Looking South on Jefferson Street from the top of a hill. Purviance Mansion at left. Street was...
    • Froman M. Coots (steamboat)

    • Steamboats; W. S. McChesney, Jr.; Diesel; Ohio River
    • The "Froman M. Coots" began life as a steam ferry built for the Wiggins Ferry Company of St. Louis. At that time she was called the "W. S. McChesney, Jr." She served the Louisville and Jeffersonville areas. It was converted to diesel-electric...
    • G.W. McBride (steamboat)

    • Steamboats; Timbers;
    • The "G.W. McBride" was built in 1916 at Elizabeth, Pennsylvania as the "Conqueror". The "Conqueror" was upset in a storm and sank. She was raised, rebuilt, and named the "G.W. McBride" by Captain Birch McBride. She was sold to the Ohio River...
    • Steam Shovel

    • Steam shovels; Bridges; Ohio River; Road construction
    • Steam shovel is seen chopping away at the hillside opposite of Madison, Indiana, where a new road is being made to connect with the Madison-Milton Bridge.
    • Exterior view of steam-powered gangsaw mill

    • Steam power plants; Quarries and quarrying; Limestone mills; Matthews Brothers Stone Company
    • The advent of steam registered an enormous impact on the stone industry as steam power was harnessed to existing technologies ranging from the derrick to the saw. By the time this image was taken (ca. 1880), steam had already made deep inroads into...
    • Early Steam Fire Engine

    • Steam engines; Fire engines & equipment; Street railroads; Main Street; Madison (Ind.); Parade
    • An early steam fire engine pulled by horses rolls down the 100 block of Main Street during a parade. Notice the trolley tracks in the foreground. Photograph taken about 1900
    • Excursion Boats on Bass Lake

    • Starke County (Ind.) ; Boats; Tourism; Lakes & ponds; Steam engines;
    • George Peterson's Conradine, Majestic and Leatha Mae are shown docked at their pier at the south end of Bass Lake. All three excursion boats were powered by steam engines. Their typical duty was delivering tourists and supplies to the various...
    • Shanty Boat

    • Shantyboats; Boats; Rivers; Steam; Houseboats
    • Here you can see one of the many shanty boats that dotted the shoreline of the Ohio River. In the distance you can see a barge pushing cargo up the river. Photograph taken circa 1920
    • Madison Depot

    • Railroads; Railroad stations; Train depots
    • This is the third or four railroad depots in Madison, Indiana. In 1848 the railroad bought the old Flint Pork Packing House. A 346-foot train shed was added to the existing building to create a freight terminal nearly a block long. Trains could...
    • Locomotive

    • Railroads; Railroad locomotives; Engineers; People; Steam engines
    • The engine, and what appears to be the engineer leaning against the front of the train. Photograph taken circa 1920s
    • Reuben Wells (steam locomotive)

    • Railroads; Railroad incline; Railroad locomotives
    • Here is a view of a mixed railroad train with the locomotive "Reuben Wells" stopped on the Madison incline. This is just south of the first cut where the Crooked Creek viaduct passes underneath. Photograph taken 1880s
    • Bridge-Main Street

    • Railroads; Railroad bridges; Bridges; Bridge construction
    • The first bridge about which we have information was built in 1851. It was a wooden structure and a toll of ten cents was charged to cross it. Beginning in 1910 a bridge was removed from this site, probably the 1851 bridge, and the bridge pictured...
    • Reuben Wells (steam locomotive)

    • Railroad locomotives; Wells, Reuben; Railroad employees; Railroads
    • Reuben Wells, master mechanic, designed his namesake. It was built in the railroad shops at Jeffersonville, Indiana, under his supervision and placed in service in 1868. It was, at the time, the most powerful engine in the world. It was built to...
    • Reuben Wells (steam locomotive)

    • Railroad locomotives; Railroad employees; People; Railroads
    • Railroad employees are posed with the "Reuben Wells." It was originally given the number 35, but was later changed to No. 365, and was specifically built for the JM and I Railroad for use on the incline at Madison, Indiana. It went into service...

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