Archives Photograph Collection

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title:

Steepest Railroad Grade in United States at Madison, Indiana

image number:

P0037082

description:

Was completed in 1841 as part of Indiana's 1836 Internal Improvement Act.

Douglass' caption on negative sleeve reads, in full: "The rock cut at Madison. Said to be the steepest railroad grade in America. Not to use bog wheels."

Glass-plate negative is broken with a piece missing.

film code:

Glass-plate (no code visible)

photographer studio:

Douglass, Benjamin Wallace

donor image number:

D-2753

accession number:

0778

copyright owner:

Indiana University

corporate name:

Madison Port Authority Railroad

topic:

Railroad locomotive industry

topic:

Transportation industry

city:

Madison

state:

Indiana

other place name:

Irish Hollow

series:

Buildings & Grounds

subseries:

Misc.