Baldwin Locomotive Works Engine Registers and Order Books, 1822-1956
Baldwin Locomotive Works
Transportation, Division of, NMAH, SI
Baldwin, Matthias W. industrialist
7 cubic feet: 17 volumes
Ledgers (account books)
The Baldwin Locomotive Works was started as a sole proprietorship by Matthias W. Baldwin in 1831. The company was the largest plant of its kind in the world. It is now out of business.
Records of engine orders, specifications, prices and delivery (some duplicating), purchaser (usually a railroad), date of trial, engine name, construction number, class, track gauge, number of wheels, size of cylinders, number of valves, and fuel type are given. For later years, prices are given.
Baldwin Locomotive Works Engine Registers and Order Books, 1822-1956, Archives Center, National Museum of American History
Original volumes are fragile. If researchers wish to have copies of pages, it is suggested that the NMAH Library microfilms be viewed first