Guide to the Delaware and Hudson Railroad Engineering Drawings
NMAH.AC.1169

Summary
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.1169
Creators:
Brosterman, Norman
Delaware and Hudson Railway Company.
Muhlfeld, John E.
Nahem, Edward T.
Sasson, Maurice
Smith, Sanford
Dates:
1900-1955
Languages:
English
Physical Description:
240 Cubic feet
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Scope and Contents note
Scope and Contents note
The bulk of this collection consists of approximately 26,500 original ink and pencil drawings from which blueprints were later made. The drawings depict not only the rolling stock but the components of the railroad equipment, from the largest to the smallest. The drawings are indexed, titled, numbered, dated and annotated with dimensions and other information. In addition to the drawings, the collection also includes thousands of blueprints, photographs, ledgers, books, and periodicals.

Arrangement
Arrangement
1 series.

Biographical/Historical note
Biographical/Historical note
The Delaware and Hudson Railway Company grew out of the former Delaware and Hudson Canal Company, which had been chartered in Northeastern Pennsylvania in 1823. The canal was last used in 1891. The company's first rail line ran between Carbondale, Pennsylvania and New York, beginning in 1872. After numerous mergers and purchases, it became the Delaware and Hudson Company and later Delaware and Hudson Railway. It was purchased by Guilford Rail System in 1984, and went bankrupt in 1988. Its lines were purchased in 1991 by the Canadian Pacific Railway. During its most successful years, Delaware and Hudson was the inventor, manufacturer and user of some of the most important innovations in steam locomotive design. One of its most important designers, John E. Muhlfeld, is well represented in this collection.

Administration
Processing Information note
Collection is unprocessed.
Author
Finding aid prepared by NMAH Staff
Immediate Source of Acquisiton
Donated in 1991 by Sanford L. Smith, Maurice Sasson, Edward T. Nahem, and Norman Brosterman.

Using the Collection
Restrictions on Access
UNPROCESSED COLLECTION.
Restrictions on Access
Unrestricted research access on site by appointment.,Unprotected photographs must be handled with gloves.
Preferred Citation
Delaware and Hudson Railroad Engineering Drawings, 1900-1955, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
Terms Governing Use and Reproduction
Fees for commercial reproduction.

Custodial History note
Custodial History note
Transferred to the Archives Center in 2009.

Keywords
Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Work and Industry, Division of, NMAH, SI. Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Blueprints Genre/Form Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Design drawings Genre/Form Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Engineering drawings Genre/Form Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Ledgers (account books) Genre/Form Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Periodicals Genre/Form Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Photographs--20th century Genre/Form Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Railroad companies Subject Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Railroads--20th century--United States Subject Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Transportation Subject Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

Repository Contact
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
P.O. Box 37012
Suite 1100, MRC 601
Washington, D.C., 20013-7012
Phone: 202-633-3270
archivescenter@si.edu