Fred Springer’s Ecuadorian Railways

A new album from our Fred M. Springer Collection  is available online. Featuring images from Springer’s travels to Ecuador, the album includes this image of Guayaquil-Quito Railway steam locomotive no. 44 ascending with passenger train on La Nariz del Diablo (the Devil’s Nose) near Alausi, Chimborazo, Ecuador. Springer shot this image on July 23, 1988. View the whole album here:

Springer Collection Overview

  • Gift of Fred and Dale Springer
  • 8,000 B&W negatives
  • 50,000 color slides
  • 1940s to 2000s
  • Coverage includes six inhabited continents, and especially the southwestern United States, Mexico, and South America