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Bridges and buildings, Philadelphia Division, Baltimore & Ohio Railroad, 1891. [graphic] : W.A. Pratt, Div. Engr. M of W.
Album containing photographs of railroad bridges and stations along the B&O Railroad's Philadelphia Division linking Baltimore and Philadelphia taken on a trip made by a small group of B&O Railroad employees who surveyed the line in March 1891. Under the supervision of Division Engineer Maintenance-of-Way William A. Pratt and Foreman of Bridges and Buildings George W. Andrews, the group set out from Baltimore riding on a hand cart to inspect and photograph 78 bridges and culverts spanning rivers, creek, runs, and roads in Maryland, Delaware and Pennsylvania; and 37 of the nearly 70 stations along the line. Images depict a variety of common railroad bridges including through truss bridges, deck truss bridges, deck plate girder bridges, pony plate girder bridges and stone arch culverts as well as images of two major bridges crossing the Susquehanna River near Havre de Grace and the Brandywine River in Wilmington. Album also documents a variety of types of small railroad stations as well as three urban railroad stations designed by Philadelphia architect Frank Furness: the Philadelphia Terminal at 24th and Chestnuts Streets, and the Water Street and Delaware Avenue Stations in Wilmington., LCP AR [Annual Report] 2001, pg. 58-9.

Crum Creek
Depicts a through truss bridge spanning Crum Creek.

Delaware Avenue Station, Wilmington
Depicts the Queen Anne-style train station at Dupont and Delaware Avenues, constructed in 1886 after designs by Furness, Evans & Co. A group of men and boys stand under the lantern-lined arcade covering the train platform. An identical arcade runs the length of the platform on the opposite side of the tracks. The Logan House sits behind the train station in the image, named after the Civil War hero, General John Logan. A through truss bridge is visible in the distance.

Group on the Hand Cart Taken at Stony Run, Section #10 Whitaker Station, Foreman P.G. McNamee [including] 1. Geo. W. Andrews, F of B & B 2. Dr. Robb, Medical Examiner 3. Wm. A. Pratt, Div Engr M of W 4. P.G. McNamee, Foreman.
View of the Baltimore & Ohio Railroad Company employees who conducted the 111-mile survey of the bridges, culverts and stations along the newly constructed Philadelphia Division connecting Baltimore and Philadelphia. Includes from left to right: George W. Andrews, Dr. Robb, William A. Pratt, and P.G. McNamee.

Harford Station
Depicts a small, one-room station elevated above the railroad tracks. Four men stand outside of the station, looking toward the photographer. For views of similar station designs see Aiken Station (P.9945.35); Baldwin Station (P.9945.51); and Upland Station (P.9945.89).

Holmes Station
Depicts a Queen Anne-style, shingle-covered station in Prospect Park. For views of similar station designs, see Stepney Station (P.9945.26); Carpenter Station (P.9945.81); Twin Oaks Station (P.9945.86); and Llanwellyn Station (P.9945.104).

Little North East Creek
Depicts a deck plate girder bridge spanning Little North East Creek.

Marcus Hook Creek
Depicts a large, single span, stone culvert under the Baltimore & Ohio tracks.


Mount Run culvert
Depicts a stone culvert spanning a small section of Mount Run below the railroad tracks.

Passamore's Race
Depicts a deck plate girder bridge spanning Passamore's Race.

Perkins Run
Depicts a single stone culvert under the railroad tracks.

P.W. and B. R.R. Br.
Depicts a through truss bridge spanning the Philadelphia, Wilmington, & Baltimore Railroad tracks. The bridge is located at South 57th Street, between Woodland Avenue in the north and Grays Avenue in the south.

Silverbrook
Depicts a deck plate girder bridge spanning a small stream.

Susquehanna River
Depicts the timber Howe truss bridge spanning the Susquehanna River between Havre de Grace and Perryville, Maryland. The bridge was 6,000 feet in length and was comprised of twelve 250 foot spans with a through truss at the center, and rose 94 feet above mean low tide. This bridge was replaced in 1908.