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Manuscript Group 426
VULCAN LOCOMOTIVE WORKS COLLECTION
[ca. 1920-1964]
65 cubic feet


The Vulcan Locomotive Works of South Wilkes-Barre was the third largest locomotive manufacturer in Pennsylvania. The company specialized in producing small narrow and standard gauge locomotives for industrial and mining use such as those manufactured for the Lehigh Coal Company. The firm also produced many outstanding standard types of locomotives for both American and foreign railroads.

The collection contains technical engineering rather than business records and consists of twelve file cabinets, including four drawers each of printed engineering material and photographs. It also includes a ten map drawer cabinets of tracings and blue line drawings; approximately forty-eight linear feet of shelving with folders containing complete specifications and tracings needed to build a locomotive for a specific customer, several file card boxes, and a motorized rolodex having specification cards for each locomotive. There also are two pallet loads of locomotive parts to be used for exhibits.

The Collection is housed at the Railroad Museum of Pennsylvania, P. O. Box 15, 300 Gap Road, Route 741 East, Strasburg, PA 17579 . To view the Collection, contact either the site administrater or the curator at the Railroad Museum of Pennsylvania at (717) 687-8626.


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