[Train entering a tunnel at East Dubuque]

Title

[Train entering a tunnel at East Dubuque]

Creator

Loemker, Herman J., 1868-1937

Description

An engine, coal tender and one car may be seen a few feet from the entrance to the train tunnel in East Dubuque, Illinois. The numbers “1190” are visible on the side of the tender. The track curves slightly just before the tunnel entrance. A man is leaning out of the engine window, looking back at a rail road employee, who is dressed in a uniform and cap. This gentleman, with his hands clasped behind his back, is walking towards the engine. Steam is coming from dual engine smoke stacks. The tunnel entrance is arched, and constructed of native limestone. To the immediate left of the entrance is a small shed. A sign that reads “RAIL ROAD CROSSING LOOK OUT FOR …. CARS” has been erected near the shed. The number 1256 is written on a label that has been stuck to the lower left corner of the slide.

Date

1915-1917

Coverage

East Dubuque, Illinois

Subject

Railroad tunnels
Steam engines
Railroads
East Dubuque (Illinois) -- Pictoral works
Herman J. Loemker Collection
Lantern slides

Source

The Center for Dubuque History, Loras College, 1450 Alta Vista Street, Dubuque, Iowa 52001

Relation

Herman J. Loemker Collection

Type

Still image

Identifier

LO 004

Format

Digital image captured with an Epson V700 scanner using both transparent (for the glass slide) and reflective (for the slide frame) media settings. TIFF file created from a glass lantern slide scanned in 24 bit color at 900 ppi.

Rights

Contact The Center for Dubuque History at Loras College, 1450 Alta Vista Street, Dubuque, Iowa 52001 or call (563) 588-7100 © 2015 LORAS COLLEGE

Publisher

This record is part of the Herman J. Loemker Collection held by the The Center for Dubuque History at Loras College, Dubuque, Iowa.

Original Format

1 slide : lantern , b&w

Physical Dimensions

3.25 in. x 4 in.

Files

loemker004.jpg

Citation

Loemker, Herman J., 1868-1937, “[Train entering a tunnel at East Dubuque],” Loras College Digital Collections, accessed April 4, 2020, https://digitalcollections.loras.edu/items/show/259.