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A photo of a trolley

The Wilmington Railway Collection

The Wilmington Railway Collection consists of eighty-two photographs of trolleys and locomotives in the Wilmington area. The majority of the photos are of trolley cars, either on area streets, at the car barn, or at the car garage.

Photographs of Trollies

About this Collection

A number of the trolley cars depicted in the collection were on the Bellefonte, Elsmere, Newport, and Stanton lines. The train photos are of electric locomotives, 1936-1971, and of a Wilmington and Western Railroad steam locomotive. Included are several views of the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad train station and the Pennsylvania Railroad station in Wilmington.

photos of locomotive engines

Provenance of Collection

The collection was purchased by the Friends of the Delaware Archives from Main Street Antiques in Newark and added to the Delaware Public Archives collection in 2017.