"Railroad" Harris in NMAH Railroad Hall

ID: 82-6750-10 or SIA82-6750-10

Creator: Ploskonka, Jeffrey

Form/Genre: Photographic print

Date: 1982

Citation: Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 371, Box 4, Folder: July 1982

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In National Museum of American History's Railroad Hall, Robert "Railroad" Harris of the Guard Force stands beside a train engine that has the name "Pioneer" on one of its wheels. An early passenger locomotive, the "Pioneer," was built in 1851 for the Cumberland Valley Railroad Company of central Pennsylvania.


  • Harris, Robert Riley "Railroad"
  • Cumberland Valley Railroad Company
  • National Museum of American History (U.S.) (NMAH)
  • National Museum of History and Technology (U.S.)
  • Office of Protective Services
  • Pioneer
  • Hall of Rail Transportation


Historic Images of the Smithsonian


Featured in TORCH, July 1982

Contained within

Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 371, Box 4, Folder: July 1982

Contact information

Institutional History Division, Smithsonian Institution Archives, 600 Maryland Avenue, S.W., Washington, D.C. 20024-2520, SIHistory@si.edu



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  • Trains
  • Railroads
  • Police Force
  • Transportation
  • Smithsonian Institution
  • Personnel management
  • Employees
  • Guard Force
  • Security
  • Engines
  • Watchmen
  • African Americans
  • Locomotives
  • Railroads--Trains
  • Smithsonian Institution--Employees


  • Photographic print
  • Person, candid

ID Number

82-6750-10 or SIA82-6750-10

Physical description

Color: Black and White; Size: 10w x 8h; Type of Image: Person, candid; Medium: Photographic print

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