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Northern Pacific Railroad shipment of steam engines and threshers to Red River Valley
Northern Pacific Railroad shipment of steam engines and threshers to Red River Valley
TitleNorthern Pacific Railroad shipment of steam engines and threshers to Red River Valley
Date of Original1883
CreatorHaynes, F. Jay (Frank Jay), 1853-1921
Creator RolePhotographer
DescriptionEngine with coal car hauling flat bed cars with steam engines and threshers. Three men seated on cattle guard, others in engineer window and coal car and standing atop equipment on first flat car.
Ordering Informationhttp://history.nd.gov/archives/whatphotos.html
General SubjectAgriculture
People
Transportation
Subject (LCTGM)Railroads
Railroad tracks
Railroad locomotives
Threshing machines
Organization NameNorthern Pacific Railroad Company
Decade1880-1889
Item NumberC1084
Transcription"Northern Pacific 1883 The Villard Gold Spike Excursion Haynes photo"--Handwritten on back of photograph.
NotesTitle created by staff.
Relation[Is Part Of] North Dakota Studies eighth grade curriculum
Biography/HistoryNPRR train hauled farm equipment to the bonanza farms in the Red River Valley in the 1870s. This train is heavily loaded with horse-drawn threshers and steam engines. Three men sit on the cow-catcher; the engineer and the firemen pose by the engine room. One man sits atop one of the threshers and two men stand near the caboose. The train appears to be hauling a heavy load of 9 engines and 10 threshers.
The Northern Pacific Railroad was chartered as a federally financed transcontinental railroad. It built across northern Dakota Territory from 1872 to 1883 and then completed its tracks to Seattle. The rails brought food, building supplies, passengers, farm equipment, and mail to the territory and carried passengers, livestock, and crops such as wheat and cream to processing plants in other states. The railroad received 20 sections of land per mile of track from the public domain.
Repository InstitutionState Historical Society of North Dakota
Repository CollectionState Historical Society of North Dakota Photograph Collection C
Credit LineState Historical Society of North Dakota (C1084)
Rights ManagementCopyright status unknown.
Digital IDshC1084
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