Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Guide to the Division of Transportation: Railroads' Engineering Data

Summary

Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0207
Creators:
Hamily, David
Dates:
1912-1949
Languages:
English
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Physical Description:
1.5 Cubic feet
5 boxes
Repository:
Collection of railroad engineering data.

Scope and Contents

Scope and Contents
This collection consists of statistics on electric train operation, drawings, blueprints, technical papers, train classifications, research and development reports, business and financial correspondence (1933, 1939-1948, 1940-1941), installation and operation instructions, locomotive system test procedures, locomotive operations data and calculations, records of locomotive mileages and part failures, suggested locomotive improvements, locomotive specifications, plans for fire extinguishing systems, tonnage ratings and includes material from the New York, New Haven, and Hartford Railroad, Piedmont and Northern Railroad, Pennsylvania Railroad, Takata and Co. Railroad, Philadelphia and Western Railroad, Sorocabana Railway, and Erie Railroad Co.

Arrangement

Arrangement
The collection is divided into 8 series.
Series 1: New York, New Haven, and Hartford Railroad
Series 2: Piedmont and Northern Railway Company
Series 3: Takata and Company
Series 4: Philadelphia and Western Railway Company
Series 5: Sorocabana Railway
Series 6; Pennsylvania Railroad
Series 7: Miscellaneous Westinghouse Reports
Series 8: Erie Railroad Company

Administration

Author
Lisa Ulrich and Robert Harding
Immediate Source of Acquisition
This collection was donated by David Hamily of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania in 1986.
Processing Information
Processed by Lisa Ulrich and Robert Harding, June 1986. Revised by Robert Harding, 2002.
Custodial History
Collection transferred to the Archives Center from the Division of Transportation (now Division of Work and Industry) to the Archives Center.

Using the Collection

Conditions Governing Access
The collection is open for research use.
Preferred Citation
Division of Transportation: Railroads' Engineering Data, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
Conditions Governing Use
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Other intellectual property rights may apply. Reproduction permission from Archives Center: reproduction fees may apply.

Keywords

Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Pennsylvania Geographic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
New Haven (Conn.) Geographic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Locomotives -- Design and construction Topical Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Statistics Genre Form Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
New York Geographic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Railroads Topical Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Philadelphia (Pa.) Geographic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Engineering Topical Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Hartford (Conn.) Geographic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Locomotive industry Topical Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Correspondence -- 1930-1950 Genre Form Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Blueprints Genre Form Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
National Museum of American History (U.S.). Division of Transportation Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Takata and Company Railroad. Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Sorocabana Railway. Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Piedmont and Northern Railroad. Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Philadelphia and Western Railroad. Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Pennsylvania Railroad. Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
New York, New Haven, and Hartford Railroad. Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Erie Railroad Company Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

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