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Pittsburgh Locomotive and Car Works Collection

Creator:
Pittsburgh Locomotive and Car Works  Search this
Collector:
Transportation, Division of, NMAH, SI.  Search this
Transportation, Division of, NMAH, SI.  Search this
Names:
Wightman, D.A., fl.1870s-1890s  Search this
Extent:
1.5 Cubic feet (3 boxes)
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Place:
Allegheny City (Pa.) -- 1874-1910
Date:
1874-1910
Scope and Contents:
This collection consists of business correspondence 1895-1901 of the company, including correspondence of the General Manager, D.A. Wightman; personal papers of Mr. Daniel A. Wightman including a sketch book, 1874-76; Specifications for locomotives and tenders; price lists; locomotive cost estimates; tests; hauling capacities of locomotives; and conditions of apprenticeship. There are also as 311 blueprints of the company's designs or drawings for various sizes of locomotives.
Arrangement:
The collection is divided into ten series.

Series 1: Business Correspondence

Series 2: D.A. Wightman Personal Papers

Series 3: Specifications

Series 4: Price Lists

Series 5: Estimates for Locomotive Construction

Series 6: Locomotive Tests

Series 7: Hauling Capacities of Locomotives

Series 8: Apprenticeship

Series 9: Miscellaneous Notes

Series 10 : Locomotive Designs of the Company
Biographical / Historical:
Pittsburgh Locomotive and Car Works was founded by Andrew Carnegie and T.N. Miller in 1865. Like most other railway companies, Pittsburgh Locomotive and Car Works was involved in designing and building light locomotive engines. Its first locomotive was finished in April, 1867, two years after the Civil War.

An energetic new superintendent, Daniel A. Wightman of Allegheny, Allegheny County, joined the company soon after its founding. The date of his employment with the company is unknown, but Wightman1s sketches of locomotives appear about 1874. In 1893, Wightman applied to the Commissioner of Patents for patent rights over his invention of an improvement in compound engines.

Wightman was the company's Superintendent and General Manager between 1895 and 1900. By the following year, 1901, the company had built a total of 2,400 locomotives. That same year, Pittsburgh Locomotive merged with a new corporation, the American Locomotive Company. The American Locomotive eventually closed the Pittsburgh plant after March, 1919.

Pittsburgh Locomotive Works was one of the first to produce really huge locomotives under Daniel A. Wightman. Many of these engines were sold to other Railway Companies throughout the United States.
Provenance:
Immediate source of acquisition unknown.
Restrictions:
Collection is open for research.
Rights:
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Other intellectual property rights may apply. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.
Topic:
Locomotives -- Design and construction -- 1874-1910  Search this
Railroads -- 1874-1910  Search this
Citation:
Pittsburgh Locomotive and Car Works Collection, 1874-1910, Archives Center, National Museum of American History
Identifier:
NMAH.AC.0164
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Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nmah-ac-0164
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Pittsburg [sic] Locomotive Works: [document]

Creator:
Pittsburgh Locomotive and Car Works  Search this
Collection Creator:
Pittsburgh Locomotive and Car Works  Search this
Collection Collector:
Transportation, Division of, NMAH, SI.  Search this
Extent:
1 Item (Ink on paper., 4.2" x 7.3".)
Type:
Archival materials
Documents
Date:
undated
Scope and Contents:
Illustrated with bird's-eye view of the factory.
Arrangement:
In series ?, box ?, folder ?.
Local Numbers:
AC0164-0000001 (AC scan no.)
Collection Restrictions:
Collection is open for research.
Collection Rights:
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Other intellectual property rights may apply. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.
Topic:
Locomotives  Search this
Railroad equipment industry  Search this
Genre/Form:
Documents
Collection Citation:
Pittsburgh Locomotive and Car Works Collection, 1874-1910, Archives Center, National Museum of American History
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Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
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[Samuel Morse Felton: lithograph]

Collector:
Felton, Samuel Morse, (son), 1853-1930  Search this
Names:
Felton, Samuel Morse, (civil engineer), 1809-1889  Search this
Collection Source:
Transportation, Division of, NMAH, SI.  Search this
Collection Creator:
Felton, Samuel Morse, (civil engineer), 1809-1889  Search this
Felton, Samuel Morse, (son), 1853-1930  Search this
Extent:
1 Item (Ink on paper., 5.9" x 5.9".)
Type:
Archival materials
Lithographs
Date:
Circa 1860
Scope and Contents:
Engraved by A. H. Flitchie.
Arrangement:
In box ?, folder ?.
Local Numbers:
AC0170-0000001 (AC scan no.)
Collection Restrictions:
Collection is open for research.
Collection Rights:
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Other intellectual property rights may apply. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.
Topic:
Railroads  Search this
Civil engineering  Search this
Genre/Form:
Lithographs
Collection Citation:
Samuel Morse Felton Family Papers, 1841-1930, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
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Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
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Warshaw Collection of Business Americana Subject Categories: Tours

Creator:
Warshaw, Isadore, d. 1969  Search this
Extent:
3.68 Cubic feet (consisting of 8 boxes, 1 folder, 3 oversize folders.)
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Travel brochures
Commercial correspondence
Letterheads
Receipts
Print advertising
Business cards
Invoices
Business letters
Publications
Business records
Business ephemera
Ephemera
Correspondence
Advertising fliers
Advertisements
Advertising
Advertising mail
Advertising cards
Printed ephemera
Place:
Australia -- description and travel
Austria -- description and travel
Spain -- description and travel
Scotland -- description and travel
Colorado -- description and travel
Ireland -- description and travel
England -- description and travel
Europe -- description and travel -- 1910-1950
China -- Description and Travel
Mexico -- description and travel
Europe -- description and travel
Canada -- description and travel
United States -- description and travel
Date:
1844-1966
Summary:
A New York bookseller, Warshaw assembled this collection over nearly fifty years. The Warshaw Collection of Business Americana: Accounting and Bookkeeping forms part of the Warshaw Collection of Business Americana, Subseries 1.1: Subject Categories. The Subject Categories subseries is divided into 470 subject categories based on those created by Mr. Warshaw. These subject categories include topical subjects, types or forms of material, people, organizations, historical events, and other categories. An overview to the entire Warshaw collection is available here: Warshaw Collection of Business Americana
Scope and Contents:
Tours consists of business records and advertisements created by tourism companies and rail lines, travel guides to varied countries and geographic areas, and other select items such as travel advice, resources on hotels and resorts, and travel-related events or lectures.

No expansive business documentation exists for any company represented within the records. The strength of the collection lies in its breadth of information about other countries, states, or geographic locations provided for the purposes of informing travelers. While no substantial material concerning the history and development of the tourism industry exists within the collection, this subject category provides substantial resources for researchers interested in sorts of information that was made available to tourists, types of travel and tours available, and background about resources and perceptions of promoted vacation destinations over a long time period.
Arrangement:
Tours is arranged in three subseries.

Business Records and Marketing Material

Genre

Subject
Forms Part Of:
Forms part of the Warshaw Collection of Business Americana.

Series 1: Business Ephemera

Series 2: Other Collection Divisions

Series 3: Isadore Warshaw Personal Papers

Series 4: Photographic Reference Material
Provenance:
Tours is a portion of the Business Ephemera Series of the Warshaw Collection of Business Americana, Accession AC0060 purchased from Isadore Warshaw in 1967. Warshaw continued to accumulate similar material until his death, which was donated in 1971 by his widow, Augusta. For a period after acquisition, related materials from other sources (of mixed provenance) were added to the collection so there may be content produced or published after Warshaw's death in 1969. This practice has since ceased.
Restrictions:
Collection is open for research. Some items may be restricted due to fragile condition.
Rights:
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Other intellectual property rights may apply. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.
Topic:
Railroads -- 19th century  Search this
Railroads -- 20th century  Search this
Health resorts  Search this
Automobile travel  Search this
Railroads -- 1860-1900  Search this
Railroads -- 1874-1910  Search this
Travel  Search this
Hotels  Search this
Automobile travel -- United States  Search this
Railroads -- Dining-car service  Search this
Railroads  Search this
Railroad companies  Search this
Tourist trade -- 1900-1910  Search this
Tourism  Search this
Maps, Tourist  Search this
Transportation  Search this
Railroads -- History  Search this
Railroad trains  Search this
Sleeping cars (Railroads)  Search this
Air travel  Search this
Travel -- 1890-1930  Search this
Tourist trade -- Postcards  Search this
Travel -- 1910-1920  Search this
Railroad travel  Search this
Description and Travel  Search this
Family vacations  Search this
Tourist trade -- 1910-1940  Search this
Railroad stations  Search this
Tourist trade -- 1900-1910 -- Washington (D.C.)  Search this
advertising -- Transportation  Search this
Vacations  Search this
Railroad passenger cars  Search this
Genre/Form:
Travel brochures
Commercial correspondence
Letterheads
Receipts
Print advertising
Business cards
Invoices
Business letters
Publications -- Business
Business records
Publications
Business ephemera
Ephemera
Correspondence
Advertising fliers
Advertisements
Advertising
Advertising mail
Advertising cards
Printed ephemera
Citation:
Warshaw Collection of Business Americana Subject Categories: Tours, Archives Center, National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
NMAH.AC.0060.S01.01.Tours
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Warshaw Collection of Business Americana Subject Categories: Tours
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nmah-ac-0060-s01-01-tours

Pennsylvania Railroad Company locomotive No.503

Collection Creator:
Pittsburgh Locomotive and Car Works  Search this
Collection Collector:
Transportation, Division of, NMAH, SI.  Search this
Container:
Box 2, Folder 3
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Restrictions:
Collection is open for research.
Collection Rights:
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Other intellectual property rights may apply. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.
Collection Citation:
Pittsburgh Locomotive and Car Works Collection, 1874-1910, Archives Center, National Museum of American History
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Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
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Six Wheel Switcher with photograph for Erie Railroad Co.,No.3722, 1899

Collection Creator:
Pittsburgh Locomotive and Car Works  Search this
Collection Collector:
Transportation, Division of, NMAH, SI.  Search this
Container:
Box 1, Folder 7
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Restrictions:
Collection is open for research.
Collection Rights:
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Other intellectual property rights may apply. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.
Collection Citation:
Pittsburgh Locomotive and Car Works Collection, 1874-1910, Archives Center, National Museum of American History
See more items in:
Pittsburgh Locomotive and Car Works Collection
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0164-ref54

Consolidation Freight Locomotive engine for Erie Railroad Co., No. 3678, 1899

Collection Creator:
Pittsburgh Locomotive and Car Works  Search this
Collection Collector:
Transportation, Division of, NMAH, SI.  Search this
Container:
Box 1, Folder 8
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Restrictions:
Collection is open for research.
Collection Rights:
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Other intellectual property rights may apply. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.
Collection Citation:
Pittsburgh Locomotive and Car Works Collection, 1874-1910, Archives Center, National Museum of American History
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Pittsburgh Locomotive and Car Works Collection
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0164-ref55

Consolidated Compound Locomotive engine for Baltimore & Ohio Railroad, No.3992, 1900

Collection Creator:
Pittsburgh Locomotive and Car Works  Search this
Collection Collector:
Transportation, Division of, NMAH, SI.  Search this
Container:
Box 1, Folder 14
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Restrictions:
Collection is open for research.
Collection Rights:
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Other intellectual property rights may apply. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.
Collection Citation:
Pittsburgh Locomotive and Car Works Collection, 1874-1910, Archives Center, National Museum of American History
See more items in:
Pittsburgh Locomotive and Car Works Collection
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0164-ref61

Designs

Collection Creator:
Pittsburgh Locomotive and Car Works  Search this
Collection Collector:
Transportation, Division of, NMAH, SI.  Search this
Container:
Box 3, Folder 12
Type:
Archival materials
Scope and Contents:
No.5174, 1882

No.6606, 1886

No.7588, 1887

No.7606, 1888

No.8726, 1889

No.2727, 1891

No.2754, 1891

No.11083, 1892

No.11501, 1893

No.12999, 1895

No.13295, 1895 (3 copies)

No.14916, 1897

No.15748, 1898

No.3448, 1899

No.16953, 1899

No.16990, 1899

No.17439, 1900

No.3534, 1901 (5 copies)

No.19105, 1901

Design of Ten Wheel passenger locomotive for Terre Haute & Indianapolis Railroad, undated
Collection Restrictions:
Collection is open for research.
Collection Rights:
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Other intellectual property rights may apply. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.
Collection Citation:
Pittsburgh Locomotive and Car Works Collection, 1874-1910, Archives Center, National Museum of American History
See more items in:
Pittsburgh Locomotive and Car Works Collection
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0164-ref85

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