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Description
This collection represents a small portion of the records of the Philadelphia steam locomotive production firm known as the Baldwin Locomotive Works. The materials include ledgers, specification books, and drawings for construction and decoration of locomotives, as well as publications of the company. One book deals with the railroads of South America. The material was donated in 1960 by E. Morton Grosser, a professor in the Department of History at the time. The collection also includes 436 copy slides (done in 1985) of paint books numbers 1 and 2; however these books (sometimes referred to as the Book of Styles) have been digitized and are viewable on Searchworks here: https://searchworks.stanford.edu/view/4082933
Background
The Baldwin Locomotive Works was a Philadelphia-based steam locomotive production firm founded in 1831, producing locomotives for railroads around the world. They later merged with the Lima-Hamilton Corporation around 1950-1951 and became the Baldwin-Lima-Hamilton Corporation.
Extent
5.5 Linear Feet (11 containers)
Restrictions
These materials are believed to be in the public domain. There are no restrictions on use of public domain materials.
Availability
Open for research. Note that material must be requested at least 36 hours in advance of intended use.