magnifier
Image
magbottom
 
Early photograph of the Tioga
Close Window

Early photograph of the Tioga

Credit: Courtesy of the Railroad Museum of Pennsylvania Operated by the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission

Philadelphia was the locomotive capital of America when the Norris Brothers in 1848 built the Tioga for the Philadelphia & Columbia Railroad. This daguerreotype of the Tioga, taken soon after its construction, is one of the earliest photographs of American railroading.

Back to Top