The collection consists of ten leather-bound albums containing scenic photographs collected by the Burlington Northern Railroad Company. Locales include Rainier National Park, Mt. Baker, Lake Chelan, Wenatchee, Yakima, Spokane, North Idaho and the Alaska Panhandle. The albums also contain photographs related to the apple industry, tourism and the 1925 National Indian Congress in Spokane, Washington.
Two albums document different stages in the construction of the Chicago-Milwaukee-St. Paul railroad. The third album includes vacation photos, news clippings, brochures and several programs of special interest to the family.