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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.


  • 1920


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.

Administrative/Biographical History

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

Gift, 1965


VIS 293 was previously cataloged as CAN.

Description Control

This collection was reprocessed in 2018.

Raymond B. Carneal photographs
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Felicia D. Render
April 2018
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Language of description note
Finding aid is written in English.

Repository Details

Part of the Kenan Research Center at Atlanta History Center Repository

130 West Paces Ferry Road
Atlanta GA 30305