Melbourne Preston Railroad Photograph Collection
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.
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.
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.
0.25 Linear Feet
Language of Materials
Photographs of steam and electric locomotives of the New York, New Haven & Hartford Railroad, in the 1950s.
The photographs were donated by Ms. Jean Pond of New Hartford, Connecticut, in 2009.
- Melbourne Preston Railroad Photograph Collection
- Archives & Special Collections staff
- 2011 April
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