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Melbourne Preston Railroad Photograph Collection

 Collection
Identifier: 2009-0073

Scope and Content

The collection consists of 47 photographs of steam and electric locomotives of the New York, New Haven & Hartford Railroad. All of the photographs are unidentified as to date, place and photographer; it is uncertain if the photographs were taken by Mr. Preston.

Dates

  • 1950s

Access

The collection is open and available for research.

Restrictions on Use

Permission to publish from these Papers must be obtained in writing from both the University of Connecticut Libraries and the owner(s) of the copyright.

Biography

Mr. Melbourne Preston, born in 1906 or 1907 on North Street in West Haven, Connecticut, was a locomotive engineer for the New York, New Haven & Hartford Railroad from the 1930s to his retirement in 1971. He was also an amateur photographer.

Extent

0.25 Linear Feet

Language of Materials

English

Abstract

Photographs of steam and electric locomotives of the New York, New Haven & Hartford Railroad, in the 1950s.

Acquisition Information

The photographs were donated by Ms. Jean Pond of New Hartford, Connecticut, in 2009.

Related Material

Archives & Special Collections has a substantial collection of materials pertaining to the railroads of southern New England, particularly the New York, New Haven & Hartford Railroad. For detailed information on these collections please contact the curator or ask at the Reading Room desk.

Title
Melbourne Preston Railroad Photograph Collection
Status
Published
Author
Archives & Special Collections staff
Date
2011 April
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin

Repository Details

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

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