NMHT Acquires Steam Locomotive

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Summary

The National Museum of History and Technology acquires a 99-year old "American type" steam locomotive, built in Philadelphia in 1876, and one of about 25 of its type known to exist (of 25,000 that were manufactured). The engine, "No. 84" was restored for display in the Arts and Industries Building for the "1876: A Centennial Exhibition" exhibit, and remained there until 1999. It was donated by O. Roy Chalk, president of the D.C. Transit Company.

Subject

  • Chalk, O. Roy
  • 1876: A Centennial Exhibition (Exhibition) (1976: Washington, D.C.)
  • National Museum of American History (U.S.) (NMAH)
  • National Museum of History and Technology (U.S.)

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Chronology of Smithsonian History

Notes

Torch, 8/1975, p. 4

Contact information

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

Date

1975

Topic

  • Acquisitions
  • Steam locomotives
  • Exhibitions
  • Museums
  • Gifts
  • Museums--Acquisitions

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