Saturday, February 12, 2005

Re: Good Sites for Old Photos

From: Kevin Bunker kidding! I wonder if the one (see attached) shows the Towle Bros spur below the sheds...or is this some forgotten M of W access track, perhaps for servicing the sheds from below, say, with a fire train (such as spraying the sheds down in summer heat)?  

--Kevin B


Anonymous Anonymous said...

My great greatgrandfather, Charles Anderson Stanley, was an engineer for 3 years for Towle Bros. Railroad, 1877 to 1880. He would have been an engineer for Porter engines no. 1 or no. 2. I have been trying, without success, to obtain photos of either or both of those engines. Does anyone know where I can locate such photos? Any help or leads greatly appreciated. Thanks. Stephen Ralls, contact at "sa[at symbol]ralls[dot]us"

4/15/2006 12:19 PM  
Blogger CPRR Discussion Group said...

From: "Chris Graves"
Re: Photo's of Towle Bros. RR Porter engines

If Mr. Ralls contacts me directly, I can put him in touch with folks in this area that collect photos of the Towle Bros. lumber railroad. I have seen photos of the locomotives he is looking for, the owners of which would be most pleased to share them with Mr. Ralls.

—G J Chris Graves, NewCastle, Cal.

4/15/2006 1:53 PM  
Blogger CPRR Discussion Group said...


The Bancroft Library, located on the UC Berkeley campus, houses the Roy Graves photo collection, which contains multiple views of these engines on Towle Brothers. I believe there is a searchable on-line catalog for The Bancroft, which last time I looked, did not display all the images in digital form but would let you identify images by catalog description. Copies of these images are a little pricey – I paid $50 recently for a high resolution scan of a single Roy Graves photo. But hopefully, you'll be able to find what you're looking for.

—Bruce MacGregor

4/15/2006 4:42 PM  
Blogger CPRR Discussion Group said...


I know there are photos of the Towle locomotives – I've seen copies. You might try the California State Railroad Museum Library.

—Kyle Wyatt

4/15/2006 10:08 PM  
Blogger CPRR Discussion Group said...

From: Stephen A. Ralls
Re: Photo's of Towle Bros. RR Porter engines

Thank you very much!

—Stephen A. Ralls

4/16/2006 9:37 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Im looking for photos of kelton,utah and terrace,ut around the year 1890 to 1905. Any help.

10/01/2007 7:56 PM  

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