DeForest Douglas Diver Railroad Photographs, ca. 1870-1948

Collection Number: 1948

Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections
Cornell University Library


DESCRIPTIVE SUMMARY

Title:
DeForest Douglas Diver Railroad Photographs, ca. 1870-1948
Collection Number:
1948
Collector:
DeForest Douglas Diver, 1878-1958, Collector
Quantity:
3.4 cubic ft.
Forms of Material:
Original photographs, glass plates and other negatives, glossy prints.
Repository:
Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library
Abstract:
Original photographs, glass plates and other negatives, and glossy prints, mainly of the New York, Ontario, and Western Railway, taken by Mr. Diver and others in Delaware, Madison, Oneida, Oswego, Otsego, and Sullivan Counties, New York.
Language:
Collection material in English


COLLECTION DESCRIPTION

A collection of DeForest Douglas Diver, 1878-1958, railroad engineer and photographer, consisting of original photographs, glass plates and other negatives, and glossy prints, mainly of the New York, Ontario, and Western Railway. Subjects include employee groups, locomotives, passenger and freight cars, stations at Middletown and elsewhere, roundhouse and yards at Middleton, flooded and snowbound tracks, construction work and heavy equipment, the Hawk Mountain tunnel, and various wrecks. Photographs were taken by Mr. Diver and others at Cadosia, Cooks Falls, Fishs Eddy, Sidney, Delaware County; Morrisville, Oneida, Randallsville, Solsville, Madison County; Clinton, Oneida County; Constantia, Fulton, Oswego County; South New Berlin, Otsego County; Callicoon, Ferndale, Hankins, Hurleyville, Liberty, Summitville, Sullivan County.
SUBJECTS

Names:
Diver, DeForest Douglas, 1878-1958, Collector
New York, Ontario, and Western Railway Co.

Subjects:
Hawk Mountain Tunnel
Railroads--Accidents
Railroads--Construction
Railroads--Stations
Railroads--New York (State)

Places:
Delaware County (N.Y.)
Madison County (N.Y.)
Oneida County (N.Y.)
Oswego County (N.Y.)
Otsego County (N.Y.)
Sullivan County (N.Y.)


INFORMATION FOR USERS

Available Copies:
Photographs from the collection have been digitized and are accessible through Cornell Library's Flickr site: http://www.flickr.com/photos/cornelluniversitylibrary/collections/72157621733952250/ .
Photographs from the collection are also accessible through the RMC image portal..
Cite As:
DeForest Douglas Diver Railroad Photographs, #1948. Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library.
SERIES LIST

Series I. Photograph files Boxes 1-6
Series II. Negatives only Box7

CONTAINER LIST

Container
Description
Photographs
Box 1 Folder 1
Class X #55277
(no gl. negative)
Railroad O&W
Engine #360
Builder Schen.
Year 1915
Wheels 2-10-2
Fuel Coal
Locale Yards with freight cars
Box 1 Folder 2
Class X #55269
(no gl. negative)
Railroad O&W
Engine #352
Builder Schen.
Year 1915
Wheels 2-10-2
Fuel Coal
Locale Yards with building
Box 1 Folder 3
Mother Hubbard #771
(no gl. negative)
Railroad O&W
Engine #134
Builder Dickson
Year 1890
Wheels 2-6-0
Fuel Coal
Locale Railroad trestle with 3 crew
Box 1 Folder 4
Mother Hubbard #2509
(no gl. negative)
Railroad O&W
Engine #201
Builder Cooke
Year 1900
Wheels 2-8-0
Fuel Coal
Locale Cadosia Trestle
Box 1 Folder 5
[untitled]
(no gl. negative)
Railroad O&W
Engine #85
Builder -
Year 1897
Wheels -
Fuel -
Locale Chair car "roundout"
Box 1 Folder 6
Mother Hubbard #47072
(no gl. negative)
Railroad O&W
Engine #51
Builder Cooke
Year 1910
Wheels 0-6-0
Fuel Coal
Locale Crew--8 people
Box 1 Folder 7
Mother Hubbard, Class C #1130
(no gl. negative)
Railroad O&W
Engine #74
Builder Brooks
Year 1886
Wheels 4-4-0
Fuel Coal-wood
Locale Turntable
Box 1 Folder 8
Mother Hubbard, Class G #1178
(no gl. negative)
Railroad O&W
Engine #75
Builder Brooks
Year 1886
Wheels 4-4-0
Fuel Coal-wood
Locale Wrecker
Box 1 Folder 9/453
[untitled]
(no gl. negative)
Railroad O&W
Engine #139
Builder Dickson
Year 1893
Wheels 2-6-2
Box 1 Folder 9/139
[untitled]
(no gl. negative)
Railroad O&W
Engine #139
Builder Dickson
Year 1893
Wheels 2-6-2
Fuel Coal
Box 1 Folder 10/227
[untitled]
Railroad O&W
Engine #227
Builder Brooks
Year 1911
Wheels 2-6-0
Box 1 Folder 11/362
[untitled]
Railroad O&W
Engine #362
Builder Schen.
Year 1915
Wheels 2-10-2
Box 1 Folder 12/78
[untitled]
Railroad O&W
Engine #78
Builder Brooks
Year 1887
Wheels 4-4-0
Box 1 Folder 13/16
[untitled]
Railroad O&W
Engine #16
Builder Cooke
Year 1898
Wheels 4-4-0
Box 1 Folder 14/75
[untitled]
Railroad O&W
Engine #14 [?read: 75]
Builder Brooks
Year 1887
Wheels 4-4-0
Box 1 Folder 15/30
[untitled]
Railroad O&W
Engine #30
Builder Baldwin
Year 1871
Wheels 4-4-0
Box 1 Folder 16/5
[untitled]
Railroad O&W
Engine #5
Builder Rhode I.
Year 1869
Wheels 4-4-0
Box 1 Folder 17
Water Tower & Mixed Units
Railroad O&W
Box 1 Folder 18/248
[untitled]
Railroad O&W
Engine #248
Builder Cooke
Year 1901
Wheels 2-6-0
Locale Middletown, NY
Box 1 Folder 19/303
[untitled]
Railroad O&W
Engine #303
Builder Cooke
Year 1910
Wheels 2-8-0
Box 1 Folder 20/74
Rebuilt Rome Works, 1904
Railroad O&W
Engine #74
Builder Brooks
Year 1886
Wheels 4-4-0
Box 1 Folder 21/11
Rebuilt from Baldwin #32, 1896, O&M Railroad
Railroad O&W
Engine #11
Builder Cooke/Baldwin
Year 1896
Wheels 4-4-0
Box 1 Folder 22/358
Class X Loco, "Bull Moose"
Railroad O&W
Engine #358
Builder Schen.
Wheels 2-10-2
Box 1 Folder 23/1
[untitled]
Railroad O&W
Engine #1
Builder Cooke
Year 1896
Wheels 4-4-0
Box 1 Folder 24/1
[untitled]
Railroad O&W
Engine #1
Builder Cooke
Year 1895
Wheels 4-4-0
Box 1 Folder 25/0
[untitled]
Railroad O&W
Locale Scrap Yard
Box 1 Folder 26/26
Rebuilt #66, Middletown Shop as Inspection Car, 1893
Railroad O&W
Engine #26
Builder New York
Year 1889
Wheels 4-4-0
Box 1 Folder 27/103
NY O&W Railroad Scrapped, 1905
Railroad O&W
Engine #103
Builder Rhode Island
Year 1873
Wheels 2-6-0
Box 1 Folder 28/33
NY O&W Railroad "Franklin"
Railroad O&W
Engine #33
Builder Baldwin
Year 1871
Wheels 2-6-0
Box 1 Folder 29/7
[untitled]
Railroad O&W
Engine #7
Builder Rhode Island
Year 1869
Box 2 Folder 30/304
[untitled]
Railroad O&W
Engine #304
Builder Cooke
Year 1910
Wheels 2-8-0
Box 2 Folder 31/1
NY O&W RR
Railroad O&W
Engine #1
Builder Cooke
Year 1895
Wheels 4-4-0
Box 2 Folder 32/51
[untitled]
Railroad O&W
Engine #51
Builder Cooke
Year 1910
Wheels 0-6-0
Box 2 Folder 32/247
[untitled]
Railroad O&W
Engine #247
Builder Cooke
Year 1903
Wheels 2-6-0
Box 2 Folder 34/26
Inspection Car
Railroad O&W
Engine #26
Builder NY
Year 1889
Wheels 4-4-0
Box 2 Folder 35/Trestle
Trestle
Railroad O&W
Locale Cadosia, NY
Box 2 Folder 36/49
Was # 78-2-6-0 Rebuilt
Railroad O&W
Engine #49
Builder Rd. Isl.
Year 1872
Wheels 0-6-0
Box 2 Folder 37/41
[untitled]
Railroad O&W
Engine #41
Builder Baldwin
Year 1872
Wheels 4-4-0
Box 2 Folder 38/105
[untitled]
Railroad O&W
Engine #105
Builder NY Loco
Year 1889
Wheels 2-6-0
Box 2 Folder 39/143
[untitled]
Railroad O&W
Engine #143
Builder Cooke
Year 1901
Wheels 2-6-0
Box 2 Folder 40/144
[untitled]
Railroad O&W
Engine #144
Builder Cooke
Year 1901
Wheels 2-6-0
Box 2 Folder 41/225
[untitled]
Railroad O&W
Engine #225
Builder Brooks
Year 1911
Wheels 4-6-0
Box 2 Folder 42/1569
[untitled]
Railroad Not O&W
Box 2 Folder 43/31
Rebuilt 2-6-0
Railroad O&W
Engine #31
Builder Cooke
Year 1903/19
Wheels 2-6-0
Box 2 Folder 44/3
Snow Plow #3
Railroad O&W
Box 2 Folder 45/Round
Roundhouse, Location Unknown
(No gl. negative)
Railroad O&W
Box 2 Folder 46/134
[untitled]
Railroad O&W
Engine #134
Builder Dickson
Year 1890
Wheels 2-6-0
Box 2 Folder 47/103
[untitled]
(No negative; discrepancy between proof and cover photo)
Railroad O&W
Engine #103
Builder Rd. Isl.
Year 1873
Wheels 2-6-0
Box 2 Folder 48/358
Class X
Railroad O&W
Engine #358
Builder Schen.
Year 1915
Wheels 2-10-2
Box 2 Folder 48A/358
Duplicate of #22
(No negative)
Box 2 Folder 49/401
Class Y
Railroad O&W
Engine #401
Builder Schen.
Year 1922
Wheels 4-8-2
Box 2 Folder 50/Rods
Rods
Railroad O&W
Box 2 Folder 50A/Rods
Wheels
Railroad O&W
Box 2 Folder 51
[untitled]
Railroad O&W
Cab Interior Gauges
Box 2 Folder 51/A
[untitled]
(Duplicate of #51)
Railroad O&W
Cab Interior Gauges
Box 2 Folder 52/33
Franklin
(Duplicate of #28, no negative)
Railroad O&W
Engine #52
Builder Baldwin
Year 1871
Wheels 2-6-0
Box 2 Folder 53/26
[untitled]
(Duplicate of #26, no negative)
Railroad O&W
Engine #26
Box 2 Folder 54/405
Class Y
Railroad O&W
Engine #405
Builder Schen.
Year 1923
Wheels 4-8-2
Box 2 Folder 55/103
[untitled]
(No negative)
Railroad O&W
Engine #103
Builder Rd. Isl.
Year 1873
Wheels 2-6-0
Box 2 Folder 57/139
[untitled]
(Duplicate of #9, no negative)
Railroad O&W
Engine #139
Builder Dickson
Year 1893
Wheels 2-6-0
Box 2 Folder 58/405
Class Y
Railroad O&W
Engine #405
Builder Schen.
Year 1923
Wheels 4-8-2
Box 3 Folder 59/1
Railroad Station, So. Unadilla
Railroad O&W
Box 3 Folder 60/2
Passenger-Freight Station, Rockland
Railroad O&W
Box 3 Folder 61/3
Station, Guilford
Railroad O&W
Box 3 Folder 62/4
Station, Rockland
Railroad O&W
Box 3 Folder 63/5
Passenger Coach #85
Railroad O&W
Box 3 Folder 64/5A
Passenger Coach #86
Railroad O&W
Box 3 Folder 65/6
Passenger Coach #86
Railroad O&W
Box 3 Folder 66/6A
Passenger Coach, Interior
Railroad O&W
Box 3 Folder 67/7
Passenger Train Wreck--Two People
Box 3 Folder 68/8
Double Header--Snow Scene
Box 3 Folder 69/9
Mixed Train, Railroad Bridge
Box 3 Folder 70/10
Station, Milk Train Pick-up
Box 3 Folder 71/11
Roundhouse & 23 Shopmen
Box 3 Folder 72/12
Locomotive, Coming Around the Bend
Box 3 Folder 73/13
Crossing & Two Freight Cars
Box 3 Folder 74/14
Railroad Crossing, Three Tracks
Box 3 Folder 75/15
Crossing & Two Freight Cars
Box 3 Folder 76/16
Repair Shop & Two Men
Box 3 Folder 77/17
Locomotive Wreck, Frame Remains
Box 3 Folder 78/17A
Locomotive Wreck, Water Tank
Box 3 Folder 79/18
Trucks (Rt. Side Cable)
Box 3 Folder 80/18A
Trucks (End View)
Box 3 Folder 81/18B
Trucks (Left Side)
(No negative)
Box 3 Folder 82/18C
Trucks (Left Side, Building View)
(No negative)
Box 3 Folder 5/1
Grade Crossing & Track Workers
Box 3 Folder 5/2
Grade Crossing, Cameraman, Horse & Buggy
Box 3 Folder 5/3
Country Road and Crossing
Box 3 Folder 5/4
Railroad Shops and Two Workers
Box 3 Folder 5/5
Roadhouse and Eight Locos
Box 4 Folder 5/6
Roadhouse Workers and Transfer Table
Box 4 Folder 5/7
Railroad Trestle (Modern)
Box 4 Folder 5/8
Railroad Trestle (Old)
Box 4 Folder 5/9
Railroad Trestle (With Man)
Box 4 Folder 5/10
Railroad Track, Curve and Flat Cars
Box 4 Folder 5/11
Wrecked Bridge & Coal Hoppers
Box 4 Folder 5/12
Wrecked Bridge & Coal Cars
Box 4 Folder 5/13
Wrecked Bridge & Coal Cars
Box 4 Folder 5/14
Wrecked Bridge & O&W Car
Box 4 Folder 5/15
Railroad Trestle
Box 4 Folder 5/16
Railroad Trestle (High)
Box 4 Folder 5/17
Rural Track Scene 2
Box 4 Folder 5/18
Rural Track Scene
Box 4 Folder 5/19
Railroad Crossing with Man
Box 4 Folder 5/20
Rural Track Scene 3
Box 4 Folder 5/21
Track Workers (6)
Box 4 Folder 5/22
Track Plotting (Two Men)
Box 4 Folder 5/23
Railroad Track Along River
Box 4 Folder 5/24
Repairing Trestle
Box 4 Folder 5/25
Repairing Trestle 2
Box 4 Folder 5/26
Watchman's Shed & Two Tracks
Box 4 Folder 5/27
Rural Crossing
Box 4 Folder 5/28
Coal Storage Yard, Middletown
Box 4 Folder 5/29
Track and Bridge
Box 4 Folder 5/30
Rural Scene
Box 4 Folder 5/31
Railroad Scene
Box 4 Folder 5/32
Engine #1 and Scrap
Box 4 Folder 5/33
Engine and Wreck
Box 4 Folder 5/34
Railroad Scene Along Hudson River, Coal Cars
Box 4 Folder 5/35
Railroad Trestle for Coal Loading; Oswego, New York
Box 4 Folder 5/36
Coal Loading and Ships; Oswego, NY
Box 4 Folder 5/37
Coal Loading with Small Loco; Oswego, NY
Box 4 Folder 5/38
Railroad Crossing, Rural Scene
Box 4 Folder 5/39
Railroad Trestle, Carbondale (Looking North)
Box 4 Folder 5/40
Railroad Yards; O&W Spur; Maybrook Yards, NYNH&H
Box 4 Folder 5/41
Railroad Tracks (2) & Crossing; Shed
Box 4 Folder 5/42
Railroad Crossing & Hand-Car Handle
Box 4 Folder 5/43
Railroad Crossing & Hand-Car #2
Box 4 Folder 5/44
More Track Workers
Box 4 Folder 5/45
Track Along River
Box 5 Folder 5/46
River Road and Railroad Track
(Duplicate of 5/23)
Box 5 Folder 5/A
More H Street With Circus Sign
Box 5 Folder 5/B
Hurleyville Street Scene
Box 5 Folder 5/C
Hurleyville Street
Box 5 Folder 5/D
Old House
(Glass negative only)
Box 5 Folder 5/E
Old House With People
Box 5 Folder 5/G*
Freight Ship Pueblo
Box 5 Folder 201
Locomotives 54-55-56 and Crews
Box 5 Folder 202
Loco 227 & Passenger Train
Box 5 Folder 203
Work Train at Clinton, NY
Box 5 Folder 204
Work Train with Shay Loco?
Box 5 Folder 205
Cornfield Meet
Box 5 Folder 206
Loco 256 & Crew
Box 5 Folder 207
Loco 153 & Workmen
Box 5 Folder 208
Unknown Loco & Caboose 8146
Box 5 Folder 209
Railroad Station; Middletown, NY
Box 5 Folder 210
D&H Canal; Summitville, NY
Box 5 Folder 211
Tender 254 and a bunch of men
Box 5 Folder 212
Train Wreck
Box 5 Folder 213
Train Wreck
Box 5 Folder 214
Railroad Yards, O&W; Middletown, NY?
Box 5 Folder 215
Inspection Car #3
Box 5 Folder 216
Inspection Car #20
Box 5 Folder 217
Train 32, Loco 172 & Crew & Octagon Water Tower
Box 5 Folder 218
Locomotive & Crew
Box 5 Folder 219
Loco #3 and Two Wooden Coaches
Box 5 Folder 220
Loco 14, Crew & Watertower
Box 5 Folder 221
Loco 42, Passenger Train, Pat Diver; Weehawken, N.J.
Box 5 Folder 222
Loco 204
Box 5 Folder 223
Loco 457
Box 5 Folder 224
Loco 360
Box 5 Folder 225
Loco 362
Box 5 Folder 226
Loco 69 & Engineer
Box 5 Folder 227
Passenger Coach, Wooden #25
Box 5 Folder 228
Diesel 321, Wreck
Box 5 Folder 229
Inspection Car #38
Box 6 Folder 230
Diesel 117
Box 6 Folder 231
Diesel 117
Box 6 Folder 232
Coach Combination #802
Box 6 Folder 233
Brill Car
Box 6 Folder 234
Diesel 103
Box 6 Folder 235
Train Wreck
Box 6 Folder 236
Train Wreck
Box 6 Folder 237
More Train Wreck
Box 6 Folder 238
Wreck
Box 6 Folder 239
Wreck Loco 140
Box 6 Folder 240
Wreck Loco 161
Box 6 Folder 241
Wreck
Box 6 Folder 242
Wreck
Box 6 Folder 243
Wreck
Box 6 Folder 244
Wreck, Boiler Explosion
Box 6 Folder 245
Gravity Railroad; Honsdale, PA; September, 1899
Box 6 Folder no number
untitled (White fence with train tracks in background)
[Glass neg. only]
Box 6 Folder no number
untitled (Bridge)
[Glass neg. only]
Box 6 Folder no number
untitled (White fence with train tracks in background, train approaching)
[Glass neg. only]
Box 6 Folder no number
untitled (White fence with train tracks in background, train approaching)
[Glass neg. only]
Box 6 Folder no number
untitled (Photographed painting of four men)
[Glass neg. only]
Box 6 Folder no number
untitled (Record of train dimensions, letterhead; American Locomotive Co.)
[Glass neg. only]
Box 6 Folder no number
untitled (Photograph of award presented to John M. Wilson on 12/26/1897)
[Glass neg. only]
Negatives
Box 7
Santa Fe type Class X, Middletown water column in foreground
Car Numbers: Eng. 352, 2-10-2
Neg. Type: glass
Box 7
Order card for NYO&W Class Y mountain type engine
Car Numbers: Eng. 401-410, 4-8-2
Neg. Type: glass
Box 7
Pop Weehawker, DeForest (Pat) Diver, 1
Neg. Type: glass
Box 7
Canal towpath, Summitville, N.Y., seventeen mile level at Summitville, N.Y.
Neg. Type: glass
Box 7
Minnewaska Road (3 glass plates)
Neg. Type: glass
Box 7
Unidentified (2 glass plates)
Neg. Type: glass
Box 7
Two Negatives
Box 7
Camelback Dickson, Sam St. John, Bob Oles "Dichen" at Northfield Tunnel
Car Numbers: Eng. 151, 2-8-0
Neg. Type: film
Box 7
Harvey and Lozier on inspection
Car Numbers: Eng. #26
Neg. Type: film
Box 7
Possibly Sidney Station
Neg. Type: film
Box 7
Mayfield Yard Shop buildings, Mayfield, Pa.
Neg. Type: film
Box 7
Box cars, furniture & auto cars [wreck] (2 negs & 2 prints)
Car Numbers: 9200-9751
Neg. Type: film
Box 7
Camelback Mogul with baggage, RPO, & coach on trestle
Car Numbers: Eng. 246, 2-6-0
Neg. Type: film
Box 7
Trestle (2 negs.)
Neg. Type: film
Box 7
Five views, type Sante Fe, brand new 1916 (5 negs.)
Car Numbers: Eng. 351, 2-10-2
Neg. Type: film
Box 7
Shop crew, locomotive shop, Middletown, N.Y. (8 negs.)
Neg. Type: film
Box 7
Cadosia, N.Y. yards, coal storage, trestle (3 negs.)
Neg. Type: film
Box 7
Mogul type Camelback
Car Numbers: Eng. 274, 2-6-0
Neg. Type: film
Box 7
Wreck at Borden's condensed milk plant (2 negs.)
Neg. Type: film
Box 7
Switching milk cars on New Berlin Branch?
Car Numbers: Engine 217
Neg. Type: film
Box 7
Northfield Tunnel portal
Neg. Type: film
Box 7
Scenes along the right-of-way and the D&H Canal (4 negs.)
Neg. Type: film
Box 7
Steam derrick #1
Neg. Type: film
Box 7
Three Negatives
Box 7
Scene on Scranton Division near Orson, Pa. cut where heavy drifts of snow accumulated to be plowed out
Neg. Type: film
Box 7
Orson, Pa. double tracked with siding going to ice house
Neg. Type: film
Box 7
Orson, Pa. looking northeast toward creamery and ice house
Neg. Type: film
Box 7
Steam derrick #2 and trailer flat (2 negs.)
Neg. Type: film
Box 7
Coaling tower at Mayfield Yard, Mayfield, PA. and ash pit
Neg. Type: film
Box 7
Cadosia Station and tracks, Cadosia, N.Y.
Neg. Type: film
Box 7
Unidentified (32 negs.)
Neg. Type: film