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Locomotives, Pittsburgh Locomotive and Car Works

Collection Collector:
Watkins, J. Elfreth (John Elfreth), 1852-1903  Search this
National Museum of American History (U.S.). Division of Transportation  Search this
Collection Creator:
White, John H., 1933-  Search this
Container:
Box 18, Folder 72
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:
John H. White, Jr. Railroad Reference Collection, ca. 1830-1980, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
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John H. White, Jr. Railroad Reference Collection / Series 3: Locomotives
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Pittsburgh Locomotive and Car Works Collection

Creator:
Pittsburgh Locomotive and Car Works  Search this
Collector:
National Museum of American History (U.S.). Division of Transportation  Search this
National Museum of American History (U.S.). Division of Transportation  Search this
Names:
Wightman, D.A., fl.1870s-1890s  Search this
Extent:
1.5 Cubic feet (3 boxes)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
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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Archives Center, National Museum of American History
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Business Correspondence

Collection Creator:
Pittsburgh Locomotive and Car Works  Search this
Collection Collector:
National Museum of American History (U.S.). Division of Transportation  Search this
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
Identifier:
NMAH.AC.0164, Series 1
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Archives Center, National Museum of American History
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D.A. Wightman Personal Papers

Collection Creator:
Pittsburgh Locomotive and Car Works  Search this
Collection Collector:
National Museum of American History (U.S.). Division of Transportation  Search this
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
Identifier:
NMAH.AC.0164, Series 2
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Specifications

Collection Creator:
Pittsburgh Locomotive and Car Works  Search this
Collection Collector:
National Museum of American History (U.S.). Division of Transportation  Search this
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
Identifier:
NMAH.AC.0164, Series 3
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Archives Center, National Museum of American History
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Price Lists

Collection Creator:
Pittsburgh Locomotive and Car Works  Search this
Collection Collector:
National Museum of American History (U.S.). Division of Transportation  Search this
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
Identifier:
NMAH.AC.0164, Series 4
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Archives Center, National Museum of American History
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Estimates for Locomotive Construction

Collection Creator:
Pittsburgh Locomotive and Car Works  Search this
Collection Collector:
National Museum of American History (U.S.). Division of Transportation  Search this
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
Identifier:
NMAH.AC.0164, Series 5
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Archives Center, National Museum of American History
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Locomotive Tests

Collection Creator:
Pittsburgh Locomotive and Car Works  Search this
Collection Collector:
National Museum of American History (U.S.). Division of Transportation  Search this
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
Identifier:
NMAH.AC.0164, Series 6
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Archives Center, National Museum of American History
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Hauling Capacities of Locomotives

Collection Creator:
Pittsburgh Locomotive and Car Works  Search this
Collection Collector:
National Museum of American History (U.S.). Division of Transportation  Search this
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
Identifier:
NMAH.AC.0164, Series 7
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Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
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Apprenticeship

Collection Creator:
Pittsburgh Locomotive and Car Works  Search this
Collection Collector:
National Museum of American History (U.S.). Division of Transportation  Search this
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
Identifier:
NMAH.AC.0164, Series 8
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Miscellaneous Notes

Collection Creator:
Pittsburgh Locomotive and Car Works  Search this
Collection Collector:
National Museum of American History (U.S.). Division of Transportation  Search this
Container:
Box 2, Folder 12
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
Identifier:
NMAH.AC.0164, Series 9
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Locomotive Designs of the Company

Collection Creator:
Pittsburgh Locomotive and Car Works  Search this
Collection Collector:
National Museum of American History (U.S.). Division of Transportation  Search this
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
Identifier:
NMAH.AC.0164, Series 10
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Official Correspondence of the Company, 1895-1897; 1898; 1900

Collection Creator:
Pittsburgh Locomotive and Car Works  Search this
Collection Collector:
National Museum of American History (U.S.). Division of Transportation  Search this
Container:
Box 1, Folder 1
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 / Series 1: Business Correspondence
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Archives Center, National Museum of American History
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Official Correspondence to Mr. D.A. Wightman, General Manager, Pittsburgh Locomotive Works, 1895-1897; 1899-1901

Collection Creator:
Pittsburgh Locomotive and Car Works  Search this
Collection Collector:
National Museum of American History (U.S.). Division of Transportation  Search this
Container:
Box 1, Folder 2
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
Pittsburgh Locomotive and Car Works Collection / Series 1: Business Correspondence
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
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Sketch Book, 1874-1876

Collection Creator:
Pittsburgh Locomotive and Car Works  Search this
Collection Collector:
National Museum of American History (U.S.). Division of Transportation  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 / Series 2: D.A. Wightman Personal Papers
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
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Application for patent rights,1893

Collection Creator:
Pittsburgh Locomotive and Car Works  Search this
Collection Collector:
National Museum of American History (U.S.). Division of Transportation  Search this
Container:
Box 1, Folder 9
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
Pittsburgh Locomotive and Car Works Collection / Series 2: D.A. Wightman Personal Papers
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
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Journal article- Intercepting and Reducing Valves, 1893

Collection Creator:
Pittsburgh Locomotive and Car Works  Search this
Collection Collector:
National Museum of American History (U.S.). Division of Transportation  Search this
Container:
Box 1, Folder 10
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
Pittsburgh Locomotive and Car Works Collection / Series 2: D.A. Wightman Personal Papers
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Archives Center, National Museum of American History
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Locomotive Extras (Price catalogs),1890;1893;1895

Collection Creator:
Pittsburgh Locomotive and Car Works  Search this
Collection Collector:
National Museum of American History (U.S.). Division of Transportation  Search this
Container:
Box 1, Folder 22
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
Pittsburgh Locomotive and Car Works Collection / Series 4: Price Lists
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
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Price Listing, 1891; 1896

Collection Creator:
Pittsburgh Locomotive and Car Works  Search this
Collection Collector:
National Museum of American History (U.S.). Division of Transportation  Search this
Container:
Box 1, Folder 23
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
Pittsburgh Locomotive and Car Works Collection / Series 4: Price Lists
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
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American Manufacturers' Association- Price List,1891-1894;1897

Collection Creator:
Pittsburgh Locomotive and Car Works  Search this
Collection Collector:
National Museum of American History (U.S.). Division of Transportation  Search this
Container:
Box 1, Folder 24
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
Pittsburgh Locomotive and Car Works Collection / Series 4: Price Lists
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
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