Guide to the DeForest Douglas Diver Railroad Photographs,
ca. 1870-1948

Collection Number: 1948

Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections
Cornell University Library

Contact Information:
Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections
2B Carl A. Kroch Library
Cornell University
Ithaca, NY 14853
(607) 255-3530
Fax: (607) 255-9524
rareref@cornell.edu
http://rmc.library.cornell.edu
Compiled by:
P. Pelley
Date completed:
October 1984

© 1998 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/ .
173 photographs from the collection are also accessible through the Luna Insight image database via the Web at: http://rmc-images.library.cornell.edu/ . Click on Image Galleries to view all RMC Images. To locate the Diver collection images, do a Keyword search on "Diver" or a Collection Title search on "DeForest Douglas Diver" to see the complete selection of Diver railroad photographs.
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

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