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Accession 2021-0012, 1950s-1960s


Scope and Contents

800 images of New Haven Railroad equipment and scenes: Budd Cars, Budd Car accidents, Derailments/Collisions, Crossing Accidents, Crossings, Tracks, Enginehouses/Shops, Bridges, Yards, Stations, NH Passenger cars, NH Freight Cars, Foreign Freight Cars, NH Cabooses, M-O-W, Steam (Pass.), Steam (Frt.), Steam (Swr), Interlocking, Electric Locomotives, Electric MU's, DEY locos, DER locos, DERS locos, EDER locos, Misc. locos, Inspection locos, Mack Railcars, Heating Trailer, "One of a Kind" trains. Most images taken for the Law and Claims Departments located in South Station in Boston, Massachusetts.


  • 1950s-1960s


The collection is open and available for research.


1.5 Linear Feet (Photographs held in three boxes.)

Language of Materials

From the Collection: English

Immediate Source of Acquisition

The images were gathered by Walter Albert Beattie who served as District Claim Agent for Massachusetts and Rhode Island of the New Haven Railroad Law Department. His office was in South Station in Boston, Massachusetts, where he retrieved the images. The items were donated by his son, Paul J. Beattie, in January 2021.

Repository Details

Part of the Archives and Special Collections, University of Connecticut Library Repository

University of Connecticut Library
405 Babbidge Road Unit 1205
Storrs Connecticut 06269-1205 USA US