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Baldwin Locomotive Works Engine Registers and Order Books, 1822-1956

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Creator:
Baldwin Locomotive Works
Collector:
Transportation, Division of, NMAH, SI
Subject:
Baldwin, Matthias W. industrialist
Physical description:
7 cubic feet: 17 volumes
Type:
Ledgers (account books)
Collection descriptions
Registers
Place:
Pennsylvania
Date:
1822
1822-1956
Notes:
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.
Summary:
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.
Cite as:
Baldwin Locomotive Works Engine Registers and Order Books, 1822-1956, Archives Center, National Museum of American History
Topic:
Transportation
Railroads
Locomotive industry
Locomotives
Data Source:
Archives Center - NMAH
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