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  • Language of Material: English
    Contributing Institution: Department of Special Collections and University Archives
    Title: Baldwin Locomotive Works records
    Creator: Baldwin Locomotive Works
    Identifier/Call Number: M0015
    Identifier/Call Number: 1427
    Physical Description: 5.5 Linear Feet (11 containers)
    Date (inclusive): 1854-1925

    Conditions Governing Access

    Open for research. Note that material must be requested at least 36 hours in advance of intended use.

    Immediate Source of Acquisition

    Gift of E. Morton Grosser, 1960. The copy slides are a gift of the California State Railway Museum, 1987.

    Biographical / Historical

    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.


    Page from catalog record: https://searchworks.stanford.edu/view/4082933

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item] Baldwin Locomotive Works Records, M0015, Dept. of Special Collections, Stanford Libraries, Stanford, Calif.

    Related Materials

    The Baldwin records are part of Stanford's extensive holdings related to railroads and transportation. One may survey related material in our catalog's Hopkins Tranpsortation Library 

    Scope and Contents

    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

    Conditions Governing Use

    These materials are believed to be in the public domain. There are no restrictions on use of public domain materials.

    Subjects and Indexing Terms

    Railroads -- History
    Manufacturers' catalogs