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Boston, Revere Beach & Lynn Railroad Engine Glass Negatives by  Revere Beach & Lynn Railroad Company Boston

Boston, Revere Beach & Lynn Railroad Engine Glass Negatives

by Revere Beach & Lynn Railroad Company Boston

Thirteen plate glass negatives portray engines from the short-line and short-lived Boston, Revere Beach, and Lynn Railroad. The narrow gauge railroad began taking passengers to and from East Boston and Lynn in 1875. At East Boston, those wishing to continue to Boston proper took a ferry across the harbor. The railroad ceased operations in 1940 following a decrease in ridership after the Great Depression and the rise in the automobile. The railway was known for its “Mason Bogie” steam engines, also nicknamed “Coffee roasters.” Plates are in varying conditions; some show little rubbing and others are quite distressed. Photograph numbering is arbitrary.Slides depict Engines 3, 4, 5, 9, 12, and 19; several are duplicate or very similar: 1. Engine #3, “Jupiter,” Left 3/4 view. 1877. Copy by J. Foster Adams 2. Engine #4 On passenger train @ Revere Beach, found in Fred Kyper collection 3. Engine #5, “Leo,” Right 3/4 view from the rear 4. Engine #9 @ East Boston, Right 3/4 view, “copied by Dad from one of his pictures” 5x7” 5. Engine #9 in East Boston Passenger Yard, right side view, “copied and taken by Dad” 5x7” (these 2 in same envelope, 5x7”) 6. Engine #9 East Boston Passenger Yards, Right 3/4 view 7. Engine #9 East Boston Passenger Yards, Right 3/4 view, enlarged image. (these 2 in same envelope,3.5 x 4.5”) 8. Engine #9 “ 9. Engine #12 East Boston Roundhouse, right 3/4 view, found in Norton D. Clark Collection 10. Engine #12 Same as above with two crew members 11. Engine #19 No Train, Right 3/4 view, 3 crew, 3.5 x 4.5” 12. Engine #19 Same, larger 5 x 7”, labeled 425 on envelope and plate itself 13. Engine #19 Same, 5 x 7”, quite distressed. Two of these images appear in books, Boston, Revere Beach & Lynn Railroad by Robert Liljestrand and David Sweetland, and Narrow Gauge to Boston by Frank Kyper. We are offering these books, in as new condition, along with all the glass plates. The photo with Engine #19 has also been found online. A wonderful collection of railroadiana.

Inventory Number: 37864

$625.00