Living Histories contains a variety of collections that reflect the history of transport:
Brian R Andrews Collection - This collection contains a large number of Hunter Valley coal transport and locomotive images.
ARHS Collection - This large collection, scanned from glass plate negatives, covers a wide range of locomotive history across Australia. The originals are held by the Australian Railway Historical Society, New South Wales Division.
Tony R Astle Collection - Tony Astle spent his life photographing railways both in Australian and overseas. In 1973, he was successful in gaining a Goethe Scholarship in Munich, Germany, and photographed steam trains still in operation there. The original negatives are not held in Special Collections.
Goldthorpe Glass Plate Negatives - A small collection circa the early 1900s with a number of NSW locomotive and railway images.
Arthur Perry Tram Collection - These images are scans of a collection of photographs taken by Arthur Perry (1932 -) from Epping, NSW. They were taken during the time period of 1947-1950 and largely relate to the NSW Government Tramways in the Newcastle and Hunter area.
Cyril Renwick Archives - Contains a number of images of the State Dockyards and Newcastle ship building as well as Morison and Bearby railway carts.
Peter Sansom Collection - These photographs were taken by Peter Sansom who worked on the Broadmeadow-Newcastle line for many years. The originals are held by Peter Sansom.
John Ward Transportation Archive - This collection consists of scans of over 2500 colour and black and white slides and negatives of Newcastle and Hunter Region transportation photographs mostly of buses and shipping. The photographs were mostly taken by John Ward from the 1960s to the 2000s. Mr Ward has also deposited many photos of transportation around Sydney with the City of Sydney Archives.
Not digitised but available for research are the South Maitland Railway business archives.