Steam Locomotive "Olomana" Arrives at NMHT Loading Dock

ID: SIA RU000371 [77-7697-33]

Creator: Hofmeister, Richard K

Form/Genre: Black-and-white photographs

Date: 1977

Citation: Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 371, Box 02, Folder: July 1977, Image No. 77-7697-33

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Summary

Arrival of steam locomotive "Olomana" to the loading dock at the National Museum of History and Technology (NMHT), now known as the National Museum of American History.

Subject

  • National Museum of History and Technology (U.S.) Division of Transportation
  • National Museum of History and Technology (U.S.)
  • Smithsonian Institution Office of Public Affairs

Notes

  • Original film available in SIA Acc. 11-009.
  • Featured in the "Torch," July 1977: "After 62 seasons of hauling sugar cane in Hawaii, little Olomana has retired to the Railroad Hall of the Museum of History and Technology. The Olomana is a small steam locomotive typical of those used by industrial railways from about 1870 to 1940. It was purchased in 1883 by the Waimanalo Sugar Company for service on a Hawaiian plantation railroad."

Cite as

Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 371, Box 02, Folder: July 1977, Image No. 77-7697-33

Repository Loc.

Smithsonian Institution Archives Capital Gallery, Suite 3000, MRC 507; 600 Maryland Avenue, SW; Washington, DC 20024-2520

Date

  • 1977
  • May 17, 1977

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  • No Copyright - United States

Topic

Steam locomotives

Form/Genre

Black-and-white photographs

Local number

SIA RU000371 [77-7697-33]

Physical description

Gelatin silver prints; 5 x 8;

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