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Frank Borkowski collection of railway calendars

Identifier: AC-484

Scope and Contents

This collection of railway calendars from Frank Borkowski features pristine calendars of 2003-2007 and two different 2010 versions, all printed by The Hickory Printing Group.


  • 2003-2010



All materials are in English.

Access Restrictions

This collection is open for use in the Dougherty Reading Room without restrictions.

Historical Note

On each calendar is a statement about the featured photograph. These statements are:

2003 "Carolina & Northwestern Railway Ten Wheeler (4-6-0 Type) #206 at the Hickory Depot in October, 1941 with passenger train #2 from Chester, S.C."

2004 "Carolina & Northwestern southbound freight train at Hickory, N.C., pulled by 2-8-0 type locomotives #272 and #516 in 1941."

2005 "Southern Railway Mikado type 2-8-2 freight locomotive in passenger service, Hickory, N.C. 1941."

2006 "Southern Railway 'Carolina Special' Train #21 near Hildebrand, N.C., December 7, 1941. Locomotive 4-8-2 #1490."

2007 "At 2:00 p.m., December 7, 1941, Southern Railway Santa Fe type 5079 steamed west through Longview, North Carolina, with an 'extra' freight. Tommy Reese, who is now our chairman, captured the moment, and we have reproduced the photograph here."

2010 "Southern Railway #4501 is a steam locomotive built by the Baldwin Locomotive Works in 1911. Originally a freight locomotive, in its later years it was used for passenger excursion service by Southern, as seen in this photo. After retirement, #4501 was featured in movies and music videos. Today it has been restored and is on display at the Tennessee Valley Railroad Museum in Chattanooga."

2010 "Thomas W. Reese - Conservationist, Sportsman, Photographer, Railroader, Golfer, Printer, Innovator. Born October 17, 1924, died November 26, 2009"


2 Linear Feet (1 oversize flat box)


Frank Borkowski Collection of Railway Calendars features pristine calendars of 2003-2007 and two different 2010 versions, all printed by The Hickory Printing Group.


These calendars are arranged in an oversize box in chronological order.

Acquisitions Information

Frank Borkowski donated this collection in 2009 and 2010. The donations were accessioned as AC.2009.022 and AC.2010.074.

Processing Information

Processed by Anita Elliott, August 2013. This collection was processed as part of a grant from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission. The grant funded extensive processing of the backlog within the W. L. Eury Appalachian Collection between 2012 and 2014.
AC.484: Frank Borkowski Collection of Railway Calendars, 2003-2010
Processed by Anita Elliott
August 5, 2013
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Repository Details

Part of the Appalachian State University Special Collections Repository

218 College Street
Boone U.S.A. - North Carolina 28608-2026 United States
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