Postcard of a Pacific-Type Passenger Steam Locomotive

ID: SIA2013-07218 (front) and SIA2013-07219 (back)

Creator: Smithsonian Institution

Form/Genre: Postcard

Date: c. 1964-1980

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

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Summary

Postcard of a Pacific-type passenger steam locomotive from the Museum of History and Technology, now the National Museum of American History. The locomotive is green, #1401, and its side says "Southern." The message side is blank, but there is a printed note about the locomotive: "Pacific-type passenger steam locomotive built in 1926 by the Richmond, Va., works of the American Locomotive Co. Weight, 280 tons; wheels, 73 inches in diameter; cylinder, 27 by 28 inches; over-all length, 92 feet. Retired in 1952. Museum of History and Technology, Smithsonian Institution."

Subject

  • Museum of History and Technology (U.S.)
  • National Museum of History and Technology (U.S.)
  • National Museum of American History (U.S.) (NMAH)

Category

Historic Images of the Smithsonian

Notes

#K-12571. Made by Capsco Wholesalers, Inc., Washington, D.C. Published by the Smithsonian Institution.

Contained within

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

Contact information

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

Date

c. 1964-1980

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Topic

  • Postcard
  • Trains
  • Steam locomotives
  • Exhibitions
  • Museums
  • Locomotives
  • Museum exhibits

Form/Genre

  • Postcard
  • Paper

ID Number

SIA2013-07218 (front) and SIA2013-07219 (back)

Physical description

Number of Images: 2; Color: Color; Size: 5.5w x 3.5h; Type of Image: Postcard; Medium: Paper

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