Southern Methodist University

Collection of Baldwin Locomotive Works drawings, 1894-1907

A Guide to the Collection



Overview

Creator: Baldwin Locomotive Works
Title: Collection of Baldwin Locomotive Works drawings
Inclusive Dates: 1894-1907
Abstract: This collection contains 130 engineering drawings of Baldwin Locomotive Works locomotive parts for U.S. and foreign railroad lines.
Accession No: A1992.1780x
Extent: 1 box (130 drawings)
Language: Material is in English
Repository DeGolyer Library, Southern Methodist University

Historical Note

Baldwin Locomotive Works of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania was the most successful builder of locomotives in the world. Sales of Baldwin steam locomotives in the United States and in foreign markets indicate the economic success of the company and the quality of the product.

The company was founded by Matthias W. Baldwin, a jeweler who opened a machine shop. After he built a steam engine for his shop sometime before 1830, Baldwin was commissioned by a Philadelphia museum to build a miniature locomotive to demonstrate the new steam locomotive technology first developed in England. The success of the model in 1831 brought Baldwin his first order for a full-sized locomotive from the Philadelphia, Germantown and Norristown Railroad Company which was completed in 1832. From this modest start, the Baldwin Locomotive Works grew into a steadily increasing business. In his publication on American locomotive builders, John White wrote that "Baldwin survived because of conservative business methods, sound engineering, and basic good management."

Baldwin was the sole proprietor until 1839 when he took on some partners. Thereafter, the name of the company showed several variations. The following are the firm names under which locomotives have been built:

  • 1831 Matthias W. Baldwin
  • 1839 Baldwin, Vail & Hufty
  • 1841 Baldwin & Vail
  • 1842 Baldwin & Whitney
  • 1846 M. W. Baldwin
  • 1854 M. W. Baldwin & Company
  • 1867 M. Baird & Company
  • 1873 Burnham, Parry, Williams & Company
  • 1891 Burnham, Williams & Company
  • 1909 Baldwin Locomotive Works
  • 1911 The Baldwin Locomotive Works
  • 1951 Baldwin-Lima-Hamilton Corporation

A general decline in business set in during the Great Depression in the 1930s which resulted in various mergers and attempts to revive the business. Although production increased briefly during the second world war, the decline resumed until Baldwin built their last of approximately 70,500 locomotives in 1956.


Scope and Contents of the Collection

These 130 loose engineering drawings of locomotive parts for U.S. and foreign railroad lines are available for reproduction. Three quarters of the collection are 12 x 14 inches and the other quarter are 23 x 19 inches. They were a gift from the South Dakota State Historical Society.


 

Arrangement of the Collection

The collection is organized into 1 series of 130 locomotive part drawings, which appear to be numbered in the order they were initially arranged by the donor. Drawing 28 is missing. In the description below, the size listed is in inches and the Baldwin Class Numbers refer to a rather complicated classification system initiated in 1842 and used until some time around 1940.

Restrictions

Access to Collection:

Collection is open for research use.

Publication Rights:

Permission to publish materials must be obtained from the Director of the DeGolyer Library.

Copyright Statement:

It is the responsibility of the user to obtain copyright authorization.


Access Terms

This collection is indexed under the following terms in the Southern Methodist University Libraries' online catalog. Researchers desiring related materials may search the catalog using these terms.
Baldwin Locomotive Works
Baldwin locomotives -- Drawings
Locomotives -- United States -- Design and construction

Related Material

Collection of Baldwin Locomotive Works records (Mss 61)

Samuel M. Vauclain papers, 1856-1940 (A1980.0220)

Baldwin Locomotive Works albums (Ag1982.0205)

Baldwin Locomotive Works albums, 1891-1915 (Ag1983.0275x)

Baldwin Locomotive Works builder’s cards (Ag2005.0003)

Baldwin Locomotive Works drawings, circa 1910 (A1994.1982x)

Baldwin Locomotive Works drawings (A1989.1612x)

Baldwin Locomotive Works drawings (A1987.1480x)

Baldwin Locomotive Works drawings, 1916-1918 (A1990.1663x)

Everett L. DeGolyer, Jr. collection of United States railroad photographs (Ag1982.0232)

Lawford H. Fry papers, 1873-1945 (A2006.0018c)


Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Collection of Baldwin Locomotive Works drawings, DeGolyer Library, Southern Methodist University.

Acquisition Information

Gift, South Dakota State Historical Society, 1992.

Processing Information

The finding aid was written by Cynthia Franco, 2008.

Encoded by

Cynthia Franco, 2008.


Detailed Description of the Collection

 

Series 1:
Baldwin Locomotive Works drawings, 1894-1907
130 drawings

When available, information is provided for the following drawings. The "class-size-date" column refers to the Baldwin Class Number, physical size of the drawing in inches, and the date written on the drawing. The third column indicates the railroad line and locomotive part represented in the drawing.
Number Class-Size-Date
.1 06-34 D 35 , 14" x12" , 1898 National Docks , bell #198
Number Class-Size-Date
.2 14"x12" , 1905 Whistle
Number Class-Size-Date
.3 14"x12" , 1907 Air Drums
Number Class-Size-Date
.4 10-34 E 1773 , 14"x12" , 1906 Italian Government , Oil Cup #1996
Number Class-Size-Date
.5 14"x12" , Valves
Number Class-Size-Date
.6 14"x12" , 1907 Oil Cups
Number Class-Size-Date
.7 14"x12" , 1905 Drip Funnel #1034
Number Class-Size-Date
.8 14"x12" , 1907 Cab Door Fixture
Number Class-Size-Date
.9 10-38 E 2827 , 14"x12" , Colorado Southern New Orleans and Pacific , Cab Bracket #769
Number Class-Size-Date
.10 10-38 E 1724 , 14"x12" , 1905 Duluth and Inn Range , Steam Gauge Stand
Number Class-Size-Date
.11 14"x12" , 1906 Cab Apron
Number Class-Size-Date
.12 12''x14" , 1907 Flow Bowl
Number Class-Size-Date
.13 10-36 D 112 etc , 14"x12" , 1902 St. Louis and San Francisco , Dry Pipe
Number Class-Size-Date
.14 14"x12" , 1906 Oil Cup Caps
Number Class-Size-Date
.15 06-16 D 32 , 12"x14" , 1894 Frazar & Co. for Naniera Ry. (Japan) , Plugs
Number Class-Size-Date
.16 14"x12" , 1905 Steam Pipe Ring
Number Class-Size-Date
.17 14"x12" , 1902 Running Board and Bracket
Number Class-Size-Date
.18 10-34 D 828 , 14"x12" , 1906 Seaboard Air Line , Back Bumper
Number Class-Size-Date
.19 10-38 E 2827 , 14"x12" , 1907 Colorado Southern New Orleans & Pacific , Air Drum Support
Number Class-Size-Date
.20 10-30 D 330 , 14"x12" , Atchison Topeka and Santa Fe , Cylinder Cock #2200
Number Class-Size-Date
.21 14"x12" , 1899 Valve and Handle Card #2
Number Class-Size-Date
.22 10-36 D 112 etc , 14"x12" , 1902 St. Louis and San Francisco , Gauge Cock
Number Class-Size-Date
.23 10-32 D 973 , 14"x12" , 1906 New Mexico Midland , Cab Knees
Number Class-Size-Date
.24 10-38 E 2827 , 14"x12" , 1907 Colorado Southern New Orleans & Pacific , Running Board #3917
Number Class-Size-Date
.25 10 20/38 1/4 C 19 , 14"x12" , 1899 Cincinnati, New Orleans, & Texas Pacific , Hose and Feed Pipe Coupling
Number Class-Size-Date
.26 10-38 E 2827 , 14"x12" , 1907 Colorado Southern New Orleans & Pacific , Cyl. Cock Work #3074
Number Class-Size-Date
.27 10-36 E 718 , 14"x12" , 1907 Nashville Chattanooga & St. Louis , Engine Truck Box
Number Class-Size-Date
.29 14"x12" , 1906 Throttle Lever
Number Class-Size-Date
.30 10-36 D 112 etc , 14"x12" , 1902 St. Louis and San Francisco , Cinder Pocket #3400
Number Class-Size-Date
.31 10-38 E 2827 , 14"x12" , 1907 Colorado Southern New Orleans & Pacific , Ash Pan Damper Work #5852
Number Class-Size-Date
.32 10-34 D 456 , 14"x12" , 1900 Cleveland, Cincinnati, Chicago & St. Louis , Cyl. Cock Lever #5183
Number Class-Size-Date
.33 14"x12" , 1904 Smoke Stack
Number Class-Size-Date
.34 10-38 E 2827 , 14"x12" , 1907 Colorado Southern New Orleans and Pacific , Sand Box
Number Class-Size-Date
.35 14"x12" , 1903 Dome Cap
Number Class-Size-Date
.36 14"x12" , Dome Cap #723
Number Class-Size-Date
.37 14"x12" , 1904 Dome Ring
Number Class-Size-Date
.38 14"x12" , 1905 Dome Flange
Number Class-Size-Date
.39 10-36 E 1012 , 14"x12" , 1906 St. Louis and San Francisco , Relief Valve #4265
Number Class-Size-Date
.40 14"x12" , 1905 Vacuum Valve
Number Class-Size-Date
.41 10-24/44 D 134 , 14"x12" , 1906 Seoul Fusan , Deflecting Plate
Number Class-Size-Date
.42 10-38 E 2827 , 14"x12" , 1907 Reverse Lever Fulcrum Card #1014
Number Class-Size-Date
.43 10-38 E 2827 , 14"x12" , 1904 Colorado Southern New Orleans and Pacific , Stub Card #6306
Number Class-Size-Date
.44 10-38 E 1674 , 14"x12" , 1905 Missouri Pacific , Cylinder Heads #209
Number Class-Size-Date
.45 10-36 D 112 etc , 14"x12" , 1902 St. Louis and San Francisco , Injector Check #1062
Number Class-Size-Date
.46 14"x12" , 1906 22" Piston
Number Class-Size-Date
.47 10-38 E 2827 , 14"x12" , 1907 Colorado Southern New Orleans and Pacific , Reverse Link Rod #37
Number Class-Size-Date
.48 10-38 E 2827 , 14"x12" , 1906 Colorado Southern New Orleans and Pacific , Foot Plate #1697
Number Class-Size-Date
.49 14"x12" , 1904 Injector Steam Valve #1175
Number Class-Size-Date
.50 14"x12" , 1907 Stub Card #6319
Number Class-Size-Date
.51 10-28/50 1/4 D 41 , 14"x12" , 1902 Exhaust Card
Number Class-Size-Date
.52 14"x12" , 1905 Steam Chest Cap
Number Class-Size-Date
.53 10-34 D 494 Extra , 14"x12" , 1902 Minneapolis, St. Paul, Sault Sainte Marie , Steam Chest Valve Card 718
Number Class-Size-Date
.54 06-36 D 29 EX ord-374 , 14"x12" , 1906 Western Maryland , Steam Chest
Number Class-Size-Date
.55 10-36 D 112 etc , 14"x12" , 1902 St. Louis and San Francisco , Steam Valve Stand #2685
Number Class-Size-Date
.56 10-38 E 2827 , 14"x12" , 1907 Colorado Southern New Orleans and Pacific , Reverse Shaft #2834
Number Class-Size-Date
.57 06-28 D 208 , 14"x12" , 1905 Atlantic and North Carolina Co. , Guide #3363
Number Class-Size-Date
.58 10-38 E 2827 , 14"x12" , 1907 Colorado Southen New Orleans and Pacific , Ecc. Rod and Crank #1647
Number Class-Size-Date
.59 10-38 E 2827 , 14"x12" , 1906 Colorado Southern New Orleans and Pacific , Reverse Lever Rod
Number Class-Size-Date
.60 10-38 E 2827 , 14"x12" , 1907 Colorado Southern New Orleans and Pacific , Wrist Pins #2346
Number Class-Size-Date
.61 08-40 E 1 , 14"x12" , 1906 Chicago and Eastern Illinois , Crossties
Number Class-Size-Date
.62 10-32 D 973 , 14"x12" , 1906 New Mexico Midland , Crosstie #3539
Number Class-Size-Date
.63 10-38 E 1674 , 14"x12" , 1905 Missouri Pacific , Crossties #3130
Number Class-Size-Date
.64 10-38 E 2827 , 14"x12" , 1907 Colorado Southern New Orleans and Pacific , Crossties #3965,3966,3967
Number Class-Size-Date
.65 10-38 E 1012 , 14"x12" , 1906 St. Louis & San Francisco , Spring Bumper Card #6803
Number Class-Size-Date
.66 14"x12" , 1900 Valve Yoke
Number Class-Size-Date
.67 14"x12" , 1907 Cylinder Head Cover
Number Class-Size-Date
.68 10-38 E 2827 , 14"x12" , 1907 Colorado Southern New Orleans & Pacific , Connecting Rods #3889
Number Class-Size-Date
.69 10-38 E 2827 , 14"x12" , 1907 Colorado Southern New Orleans & Pacific , Stub Card #6305
Number Class-Size-Date
.70 10-38 E 2827 , 14"x12" , 1907 Colorado Southern New Orleans & Pacific , Valve Rod
Number Class-Size-Date
.71 10-38 E 2520 , 14"x12" , 1906 Western Maryland , Reverse Link Bearing Card #2066
Number Class-Size-Date
.72 10-38 E 2520 , 14"x12" , Western Maryland , Link
Number Class-Size-Date
.73 10-38 E 2520 , 14"x12" , 1906 Western Maryland , Rock Shaft #2063
Number Class-Size-Date
.74 10-38 E 2827 , 14"x12" , 1907 Colorado Southern New Orleans & Pacific , Stub Card #6307
Number Class-Size-Date
.75 10-38 E 2827 , 14"x12" , 1907 Colorado Southern New Orleans & Pacific , Stub Card #6304
Number Class-Size-Date
.76 14"x12" , 1905 Engine Truck Wheels
Number Class-Size-Date
.77 14"x12" , 1906 Axle Collars
Number Class-Size-Date
.78 10-36 E 718 , 14"x12" , 1903 Nashville Chattanooga & St. Louis , Radius Bar
Number Class-Size-Date
.79 10-36 D 345 etc , 14"x12" , 1906 Atlantic & Birmingham Co. , Driving Axles
Number Class-Size-Date
.80 14"x12" , 1906 Driving Spring Staples
Number Class-Size-Date
.81 14"x12" , 1904 Springs
Number Class-Size-Date
.82 10-34 E 1668 Ext. Ord. 2479 , 14"x12" , 1906 Morgantown & Kingwood , Springs
Number Class-Size-Date
.83 14"x12" , Dimensions of Tire Cards
Number Class-Size-Date
.84 14"x12" , 1896 Engine Truck Axle
Number Class-Size-Date
.85 14"x12" , 1905 Springs
Number Class-Size-Date
.86 14"x12" , 1907 Springs
Number Class-Size-Date
.87 14"x12" , 1904 Springs
Number Class-Size-Date
.88 10-38 E 2827 , 14"x12" , 1906 Colorado Southern New Orleans & Pacific , Driving Box #2067
Number Class-Size-Date
.89 10-38 E 2827 , 14"x12" , 1906 Colorado Southern New Orleans & Pacific , Driving Box #2065
Number Class-Size-Date
.90 14"x12" , 1903 Back Bumper Plates
Number Class-Size-Date
.91 10-38 E 2832 , 14"x12" , 1906 St. Louis Southwestern 500-509 , Tank Valve--Linstrom Syphon
Number Class-Size-Date
.92 06-34 D 284 , 14"x12" , 1905 Pittsburg, Shawnut & Northern , Tender Brake Beam
Number Class-Size-Date
.93 10-38 D 23 etc. , 14"x12" , 1905 Philadelphia & Reading , Tender Brake Head and Shoe
Number Class-Size-Date
.94 14"x12" , 1907 Brake Shaft
Number Class-Size-Date
.95 10-38 E 3057 , 14"x12" , 1907 Colorado Southern New Orleans & Pacific , Tend Brake Support #2289 and Brake Support #2292
Number Class-Size-Date
.96 14"x12" , 1907 Safety Chain between Eng. and Tender
Number Class-Size-Date
.97 10-21/21 E 1 , 14"x12" , 1906 St. Louis and San Francisco , Tender Wedge #573 and Tender Wedge #599
Number Class-Size-Date
.98 10-36 D 192 , 14"x12" , 1903 Southern Railroad , Tender Truck Axle
Number Class-Size-Date
.99 10-20/38 1/4 C 55 , 14"x12" , 1900 Bavarian State Railroad , Tank Funnel #220
Number Class-Size-Date
.100 14"x12" , 1907 Tender Truck Wheel
Number Class-Size-Date
.101 14"x12" , 1905 Tender Step #131
Number Class-Size-Date
.102 23"x19" , 1907 Frame Card #5464
Number Class-Size-Date
.103 10-36 E 1012 , 23"x19" , 1906 Pennsylvania Rail Road , Pilot #3011
Number Class-Size-Date
.104 23"x19" , 1907 Smoke Box Front
Number Class-Size-Date
.105 10-36 E 1012 , 23"x19" , St. Louis & San Francisco , Cab
Number Class-Size-Date
.106 10-38 E 2827 , 23"x19" , 1907 Colorado Southern New Orleans & Pacific , Erecting Valve Gear #5878
Number Class-Size-Date
.107 10-38 E 2827 , 23"x19" , 1907 Colorado Southern New Orleans & Pacific , Foot Plate #1704
Number Class-Size-Date
.108 10-38 E 2520 , 23"x19" , 1906 Western Maryland , Crosshead Card #2122
Number Class-Size-Date
.109 10-36 D 112 etc , 23"x19" , 1902 St. Louis and San Francisco , Water Gauge
Number Class-Size-Date
.110 10-36 D 418 , 23"x19" , 1907 Ede F. Central Do Brazil , Reverse Shaft #2836
Number Class-Size-Date
.111 10-36 D 112 etc , 23"x19" , 1902 St. Louis and San Francisco , Fire Door
Number Class-Size-Date
.112 10-38 E 2827 , 23"x19" , 1906 Colorado Southern New Orleans & Pacific , Cylinder #4971
Number Class-Size-Date
.113 23"x19" , 1906 Wedge and Gib
Number Class-Size-Date
.114 23"x19" , 1904 Stub
Number Class-Size-Date
.115 10-38 E 2827 , 23"x19" , 1907 Colorado Southern New Orleans & Pacific , Forward Equal Beams #4513
Number Class-Size-Date
.116 10-36 E 572 , 23"x19" , 1903 Nashville Chattanooga & St. Louis , Engine Truck Card #1771
Number Class-Size-Date
.117 10-38 E 2827 , 23"x19" , 1907 Colorado Southern New Orleans & Pacific , Back Equal Beam #4514
Number Class-Size-Date
.118 10-38 E 2827 , 23"x19" , 1906 Colorado Southern New Orleans & Pacific , Steam Pipe Card #1339
Number Class-Size-Date
.119 23"x19" , 1903 Boiler Staying #171
Number Class-Size-Date
.120 23"x19" , 1903 Boiler Staying #169
Number Class-Size-Date
.121 23"x19" , 1903 Boiler Staying
Number Class-Size-Date
.122 23"x19" , 1903 Boiler Staying #170
Number Class-Size-Date
.123 10-38 E 2827 , 23"x19" , 1907 Colorado Southern New Orleans & Pacific , Grate #4025
Number Class-Size-Date
.124 10-38 E 2827 , 23"x19" , 1907 Colorado Southern New Orleans & Pacific , Ash Pan #3557
Number Class-Size-Date
.125 10-38 E 2827 , 23"x19" , 1907 Colorado Outhern New Orleans & Pacific , Boiler #7397 (damaged drawing)
Number Class-Size-Date
.126 10-38 E 2827 , 23"x19" , 1907 Colorado Southern New Orleans & Pacific , Boiler #7396 and Bill #5183
Number Class-Size-Date
.127 10-36 E 752 , 23"x19" , 1904 Pennsylvania Lines , Tender Brake Work
Number Class-Size-Date
.128 10-38 E 3057 , 23"x19" , 1907 Colorado Southern New Orleans & Pacific , Tender Brake Work #3016
Number Class-Size-Date
.129 08-40 E 1 , 23"x19" , 1906 Chicago and Eastern Illinois , Tender Frame
Number Class-Size-Date
.130 10-38 E 2827 , 23"x19" , 1907 Colorado Southern New Orleans & Pacific , Tank #4127
Number Class-Size-Date
.131 08-40 E 1 , 23"x19" , 1906 Chicago and Eastern Illinois , Tender Back Bumper