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NYC Empire State Express

These photos come from the collection of Harold K. Vollrath. Mr. Vollrath has an extensive collection of railroad photographs of all Class 1 railroads up to the 1940s. While most of his collection is of steam power, it also includes diesels, equipment and structures. He also has photographs of short line, logging, and industrial roads.

ALCO 4-6-4 Class J3a # 5426 and WB Empire State Express
Peekskill, NY
December, 1941
Built Schenectady 1937
ALCO 4-6-4 Class J3a # 5426 and WB Empire State Express
Oscawanna, NY
December, 1946
Built Schenectady, NY 1937
ALCO 4-6-4 Class J3a # 5426 and WB Empire State Express
Hudson, NY
March, 1947
Built Schenectady, NY 1937
ALCO 4-6-4 Class J3a # 5429 and WB Empire State Express
Cold Spring, NY
December, 1941
Built Schenectady, NY 1937
ALCO 4-6-4 Class J3a # 5429 and WB Empire State Express
Cold Spring, NY
December, 1941
Built Schenectady, NY 1937
ALCO 4-6-4 Class J3a # 5429 and WB Empire State Express
West Albany, NY
December, 1941
Built Schenectady, NY 1937

For railroad enthusiasts, hobbyists, model builders, and others, nothing beats high-quality photographic imagery. Besides his photograph collection, Harold has extensive research material and all prints will be identified as to location, date and other pertinent information, if known. To obtain a list of railroad photographs, specify the line and any special requirements, and send $1.00 plus a self-addressed, stamped envelope to the following address:
Mr. Harold K. Vollrath
1000 West 97th Terrace
Kansas City, MO 64114
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