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Help Landmarks Obtain Famous Railroad Photograph

Your Gift Will Be Matched and Help Landmarks Obtain this Famous Railroad Photograph

Recently, Pittsburgh History & Landmarks Foundation learned that The Fairbanks-Horix Foundation will match, dollar-for-dollar, up to $5,000 of every gift we receive toward the purchase of O. Winston Link’s famous photograph: “The Birmingham Special gets the Highball at Rural Retreat” for our Frank B. Fairbanks Rail Transportation Archive. The photo is valued at $10,000 and only gifts received by December 31st will be matched.

To make your tax-deductible gift to help us acquire this one-of-a-kind, Link-signed photograph that was published in Steam Steel & Stars, make your check payable to: PHLF with a notation “Fairbanks Challenge” and return it to: PHLF, 100 West Station Square Drive, Suite 450, Pittsburgh, PA 15219.

Gifts can also be made by credit card on our web site at:

Anyone making a gift of $100 or more by November 30th will also receive a free Landmarks membership.

Questions regarding the collection can be directed to Fairbanks Archive Librarian, Judith Harvey, at or 412-471-5808, ext. 515.

Note: Many of the collection’s local train images may be viewed at the Pittsburgh Digital Resource Library at

Pittsburgh History & Landmarks Foundation

100 West Station Square Drive, Suite 450

Pittsburgh, PA 15219

Phone: 412-471-5808  |  Fax: 412-471-1633