[Train exiting a tunnel near East Dubuque, Illinois]

Title

[Train exiting a tunnel near East Dubuque, Illinois]

Creator

Loemker, Herman J., 1868-1937

Description

Near East Dubuque, Illinois, a steam engine belching black smoke, is emerging from a tunnel which has been constructed through a limestone bluff. The East Dubuque railroad tunnel still exists today. Blasted through the cliffs in 1868, rock from the tunnel was used for railroad bridge supports. Electrical or telephone lines and poles may be seen extending across the top of the bluff. One man, dressed in a white shirt, black vest, pants and hat, is standing to the right of the tunnel entrance. Across the tracks may be seen a small shed, and an elevated sign that reads “Railroad crossing watch out for cars.” The number 1257 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

References

This image was displayed in the "Rev. H. J. Loemker: Views of Dubuque" display at the Roshek Building in Dubuque, July - November, 2016.

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 005

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 © 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

loemker005.jpg

Citation

Loemker, Herman J., 1868-1937, “[Train exiting a tunnel near East Dubuque, Illinois],” Loras College Digital Collections, accessed October 26, 2020, https://digitalcollections.loras.edu/items/show/260.