Train in the White Mountains - United States, circa 1895 Photographer:
Some of the most spectacular railroad tressles built in the world were constructed in the Northeastern part of the United States during the later half of the 19th century. The Frankenstien tressle in New Hampshire, pictured here, was originally built in 1875 and spans a 170 meter cravasse that is part of the Crawford Notch. Named after a little known American artist, not after the book by Mary Shelley, the tressle was considered then, and is still considered now, an engineering marvel. The unknown photographer of this image managed to perfectly capture the train in mid-crossing, but it is evident that he was expected as the engineers, conductors, and even the passengers in the last car can be visably seen leaning out of the train to be part of the photo.