Installation of Steam Locomotive in NMHT

ID: 2004-10283 or SA1289

Creator: Unknown

Form/Genre: Photographic print

Date: 1961

Citation: Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 95, Box 45, Folder: 15

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Summary

The 1401, a 280 ton Pacific-type passenger steam locomotive shown being moved into the National Museum of History and Technology (NMHT), now the National Museum of American History (NMAH), while the building is still under construction. The locomotive is sitting just outside the building, attached to a pulley system, being readied to be moved in. There are several people standing in the foreground, background and right side of the photograph. The locomotive was built in 1926 by the Richmond, Virginia, works of the American Locomotive Company. The front center of the Department of Commerce Building can be seen on the right.

Subject

  • American Locomotive Company
  • National Museum of History and Technology (U.S.)
  • National Museum of American History (U.S.) (NMAH)
  • Railroad Hall (NMHT)
  • Pacific Railroad Company
  • Herbert C. Hoover Building (Washington, D.C.)

Category

Historic Images of the Smithsonian

Notes

For other images of the Pacific Railroad car arriving at NMHT see Negatives MAH-49366, and SA-911. For similar images of the Southern Railroad car arriving at NMHT see Negatives SIA2009-2174 and SA-912. Also, in this folder is a list of hand written captions to the pictures.

Contained within

Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 95, Box 45, Folder: 15

Contact information

Institutional History Division, Smithsonian Institution Archives, 600 Maryland Avenue, S.W., Washington, D.C. 20024-2520, SIHistory@si.edu

Date

1961

Restrictions & Rights

No restrictions

Topic

  • Trains
  • Railroads
  • Museum buildings
  • Construction
  • Moving of artifacts
  • Workmen
  • Transportation
  • Smithsonian Institution
  • Personnel management
  • Steam locomotives
  • Employees
  • Construction workers
  • Railroads--Trains
  • Locomotives
  • Smithsonian Institution--Employees

Place

Washington (D.C.)

Form/Genre

  • Photographic print
  • Object
  • Event

ID Number

2004-10283 or SA1289

Physical description

Color: Black and White; Size: 10w x 8h; Type of Image: Event; Object; Medium: Photographic print

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