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DIVISION OF TRANSPORTATION: RAILROAD'S ENGINEERING DATA, 1912-49
#207

(1.5 cubic feet: 4 DB, 1 (.5) DB)

by: Robert Harding & Lisa Ulrich, June 1986

Scope and Content

This collection consists of statistics on electric train operation, drawings, blueprints, technical papers, train classifications, research and development reports, business and financial correspondence (1933, 1939-1948, 1940-1941), installation and operation instructions, locomotive system test procedures, locomotive operations data and calculations, records of locomotive mileages and part failures, suggested locomotive improvements, locomotive specifications, plans for fire extinguishing systems, tonnage ratings and includes material from the New York, New Haven, and Hartford Railroad, Piedmont and Northern Railroad, Pennsylvania Railroad, Takaat and Co. Railroad, Philadelphia and Western Railroad, Sorocabana Railway, and Erie Railroad Co.

Provenance

Given by David Hamily of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania in 1986.

Container List

Box    Folder

SERIES 1: NEW YORK, NEW HAVEN, AND HARTFORD
RAILROAD, 1912; 1930; n.d.
1 1 -Cross section of Wire Arrangements, May 22, 1912
-Statistics of Electric Operations, September, 1, 1930
-Schematic Diagrams (7) of Circuits, n.d.
SERIES 2: PIEDMONT AND NORTHERN RAILWAY CO., 1940-1941
2 Business Correspondence, June 25, 1940 - January 10, 1941
Series 3: TAKATA AND COMPANY, 1927
3 Data Book regarding resistors and mechanical parts, 1927
Series 4: PHILADELPHIA AND WESTERN RAILWAY COMPANY, 1931
4 Proposal for Switch Control Unit, April 7, 1931
Series 5: SOROCABANA RAILWAY, n.d.
5 Locomotive Specifications, n.d.
SERIES 6: PENNSYLVANIA RAILROAD, 1932-1949
2 1 -Wire Test Procedure P-5A Locomotive, October 10, 1932
-LGA Locomotive Testing, August 1933 - October 1933
-Air Distribution Tests, February 1934
2 -Blueprint for Cab Apparatus Arrangement, July 17, 1934
-Drawing for Cab Apparatus Arrangement, July 17, 1934
-Report regarding: Air Distribution Tests, February, 1935
-Wiring test for P-5A (modified) Locomotive, February, 1935
3 -Scale diagram of Railroad Car, March 29, 1935
-Data for P-SA locomotive temperature tests, January 10, 1936
-Diagram of Locomotive Main & Control Circuit, September 21, 1937
-Blueprint of Locomotive Main & Control Circuit, September 21, 1937
3 1 -Suggested Improvements for GG-I Locomotive, October 1939 - April 1948
-Fire Extinguishers P-5A Locomotives, January 1947
2 -GG-I Transformer Instructions, January 10, 1936
-Elimination of Rust Deposits, May 1, 1936

Series 7: MISCELLANEOUS WESTINGHOUSE & GE REPORTS, 1945-1949

4 1 -Locomotive 4820 Tests, 1945
2 -Electric Locomotive Specifications, February 1947
-Nine & Industrial Locomotive Class, October 3, 1947
-Mileage & Part Failure, September 1948 - April 1949
3 -Weight Transfer on Electric Locomotives, n.d., image #2
-Rail Car Power Sources and Mechanisms, n.d.
SERIES 8: ERIE RAILROAD CO., 1928-1929
5 1 -Tonnage Rating Index, July 1, 1928 - February 1, 1929
-Tonnage Rating Sheets (2), December 1, 1928

revised: Robert S. Harding, 5/2002

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