Installation of Steam Locomotive in NMHT

ID: MAH-49366

Creator: Unknown

Form/Genre: Photographic print

Date: 1961

Citation: Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 285, Box 6, Folder: 6

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Summary

While the National Museum of History and Technology (NMHT), now the National Museum of American History (NMAH), is still under construction, the 1401, a 280 ton Pacific-type passenger steam locomotive is being moved into the building. Using a pulley system, the locomotive is part way into the building. 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.

Subject

  • American Locomotive Company
  • National Museum of American History (U.S.) (NMAH)
  • National Museum of History and Technology (U.S.)
  • Railroad Hall (NMHT)
  • Pacific Railroad Company

Category

Historic Images of the Smithsonian

Notes

For other images of the Pacific Railroad car arriving at NMHT see Negatives SA1289 or 2004-10283, 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 285, Box 6, Folder: 6

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

  • Railroads
  • Trains
  • 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

MAH-49366

Physical description

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

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