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.