Installation of Steam Locomotive in NMHT

ID: SIA2010-0464 and SA-911

Creator: Unknown

Form/Genre: Photographic print

Date: 1961

Citation: Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 95, Box 45, Folder 9A

Close
Usage Conditions Apply
The Smithsonian Institution Archives welcomes personal and educational use of its collections unless otherwise noted. For commercial uses, please contact photos@si.edu.
Download IIIF Manifest Request permissions Download image Print

Narrow Your Results

Reset

Filter Your Results

Smithsonian Secretaries Information

Close Browse records and papers of the Smithsonian Secretaries, from 1846 until today. Pre-set filters help narrow searches by individuals who have held that office.

Expeditions Information

Close Browse records and papers documenting scientific and collecting expeditions either affiliated with the Smithsonian, or with which Smithsonian researchers participated. Pre-set filters help narrow searches by geographic regions predominantly represented in expedition records.

Professional Societies Information

Close Browse records of professional societies closely associated with the Smithsonian, that focus on areas of scientific research and museum studies. Pre-set filters help narrow searches by major topics and disciplines.
 

Summary

While the building is still under construction, the 1401, a 280-ton Pacific-type passenger steam locomotive, has been moved just inside the National Museum of History and Technology, now the National Museum of American History, and is being supported by wooden ties. The locomotive was built in 1926 by the Richmond, Virginia, works of the American Locomotive Company. The railroad car was too large to move into the building after it was completed and so was moved prior to completion of the exterior walls.

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

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. A list of hand written captions to the pictures can also be found in this folder.

Contained within

Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 95, Box 45, Folder 9A

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

SIA2010-0464 and SA-911

Physical description

Color: Black and White; Size: 10w x 8h; Type of Image: Event; Object; Medium: Photographic print Number of Images: 1;

Full Record

View Full Record