Fred Springer’s Middle Eastern Railways

The Center has just uploaded selections from our Fred M. Springer Collection featuring the railways of the Middle East. Included is this view of the Hedjaz Jordan Railway 2-8-2 steam locomotive no. 71 rounding a curve as observers standby in Amman, Jordan, on July 15, 1991.

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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