Raymond B. Carneal photographs
Collection number: ahc.VIS293
Scope and Content
This collection contains images of early 20th century terminal stations, railroad yards, and freight stations located in the Atlanta area. Negatives include views of the Inman transfer railroad yards; the Madison Avenue freight station; the Decatur Street freight station; and the North Avenue automobile terminal. Of interest are background views of the Southern Railway office building.
- Carneal, Raymond B. (Person)
Conditions Governing Access
This collection is open for research.
Conditions Governing Reproduction and Use
This material is protected by copyright law. (Title 17, U.S. Code) Permission for use must be cleared through the Kenan Research Center at the Atlanta History Center. Licensing agreement may be required.
Raymond Bryan Carneal (1901-1989) was born in Ruther Glen, Virginia, to Edward P. Carneal (1877-) and Sallie W. Carneal (1880-). He had one sibling, Perry G. Carneal (1905- ). In 1919, Raymond B. Carneal married Bertha Mullen and they had five children. The family moved to Durham, North Carolina, in 1925. He served as a brakeman and railroad conductor on the Southern Railway. Carneal conducted research throughout the South, studying railroading and compiling rosters of all the railroads in the South. By 1935, Carneal acquired a library of railroad books, periodicals, and amassed a collection of approximately 11,000 photographic negatives, many of which pertain to various aspects of railroading. Carneal coauthored the article, "Locomotives of the Western & Atlantic Railroad" with James G. Bogle for the Atlanta Historical Bulletin (later named Atlanta History: A Journal of Georgia and the South).
6 image(s) (six black and white negatives)
Immediate Source of Acquisition
VIS 293 was previously cataloged as CAN.
This collection was reprocessed in 2018.
- Raymond B. Carneal photographs
- In Process
- Felicia D. Render
- April 2018
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- Finding aid is written in English.