Victor Hand’s New York Central Railroad

A new album from our Victor Hand Collection is available online. This selection features the New York Central and includes this image of New York Central Railroad diesel locomotive no. 1047 hauling southbound freight toward Newberry Junction in Painted Foot, New York, on November 15, 1966. View the gallery here:

Victor Hand Collection Overview

  • Planned Gift of Victor Hand
  • Approximately 46,000 images, mostly black-and-white and color negatives, many of the 4×5 and medium format size
  • Digitization in progress; approximately 25% complete
  • Portraits and action views of diesel and steam locomotives from the 1950s to 2000s
  • Extensive coverage of diesel in the United States, extensive coverage of international steam operations in approximately 36 countries, including France, Mexico, Spain, Germany, South Africa, India, Japan, Australia, New Zealand, and others