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Ames & College Railway tracks running through campus.

Ames & College Railway tracks running through campus.

Title

Ames & College Railway tracks running through campus.

Description

The Ames & College Railway (The Dinkey) tracks are running through campus. Various campus buildings including the Marston Water Tower, Beardshear Hall (Central Building) and the Campanile are in the distance. Along both sides of the railroad tracks are large areas of land enclosed with fences.
The Ames & College Railway, better known as the Dinkey, provided transportation between the City of Ames, Iowa and the Iowa Agricultural College (Iowa State University).� As a joint venture of Ames and the College, the Dinkey began operating on July 4, 1891. The Ames & College Railway was sold to the Fort Dodge, Des Moines and Southern Railroad in 1907. That year the Dinkey was replaced with an electric streetcar, known as the interurban.

Creator

Iowa State University

Source

04-08-I.Dinkey.182-03-001

Publisher

Iowa State University Library Special Collections: http://www.add.lib.iastate.edu/spcl/index.html

Date

n.d.
2012-10-29

Rights

U.S. and international copyright laws protect this digital image. Commercial use or distribution of the image is not permitted without prior permission of the copyright holder. For permission to use the digital image, please contact Iowa State University Library, Special Collections archives@iastate.edu For reproductions see: http://www.add.lib.iastate.edu/spcl/services/photfees.html

Relation

University Photographs; http://www.add.lib.iastate.edu/spcl/collections/images.html

Format

Photograph
12.0 x 9.4 cm

Type

Image
Image

Identifier

04-08-I.Dinkey.182-03-001
http://cdm16001.contentdm.oclc.org/cdm/ref/collection/p15031coll15/id/1371