Collection Facts

100 items
Dates of Original: 
c. 1930 - 1940
NYH Topic Area(s):

Historical Context

Phillip Winchester was a division engineer for the New York Central Railroad based in Syracuse. His job required inspections and design work for the NYC throughout Central New York State. This often meant photographing new construction, repairs, rolling stock, locomotives, and derailments as documentation in his territory.

Scope of Collection

These photographs provide a historic view of 1930s and 1940s railroading on the NYC that included a new station and grade elimination in Syracuse. Winchester's negatives were donated to the Central New York Chapter of the National Railway Historical Society, which maintains the collection.