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Robert A. LaMay Papers

Conrail 6555 leads westbound at Chester, Massachusetts, June 1998.
Photograph taken by Robert A. LaMay.

Robert A. LaMay is a resident of Amston, Connecticut, and a long-time collector of railroad publications and memorabilia. He is best known as a photographer of railroad locomotives and scenes, particularly those of southern New England and the New York City area. A founding and active member of the Connecticut Eastern Railroad Museum in Willimantic, Bob speaks frequently about railroad history to historical groups in the region, often showing his photographs.

Bob's papers include timetables, guides, brochures, and other items collected by him, as well as thousands of photographic prints, slides and negatives of railroad images taken by him of locomotives and scenes associated with the New York, New Haven & Hartford Railroad, Penn Central, Conrail, Amtrak, Metro-North Commuter Railroad, Shore Line East and other railroad lines in New England and throughout the United States.

Bob donated his collection of documents and photographs beginning in 2002 and continuing to the present, always providing valuable information to virtually every photograph, including date, place, railroad, locomotive, and other important circumstances of the scene. The finding aid to the Papers is available at

Amtrak Turbo/x2000, hearding towards Providence, Rhode Island, January 1993
Amtrak Turbo/X2000 Trainset heading towards Providence, Rhode Island, January 1993.
Photograph taken by Robert A. LaMay.

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