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University of Chicago Library

Guide to Central Pacific Railway Company Blueprints 1883

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Descriptive Summary

Title:

Central Pacific Railway Company. Blueprints

Dates:

1883

Manuscript Number:

Crerar Ms 258

Size:

1 item

Repository:

Special Collections Research Center
University of Chicago Library
1100 East 57th Street
Chicago, Illinois 60637 U.S.A.

Abstract:

Detailed drawing of an engine car labeled "El Gobernador" and the freight cars it pulls. Includes separate, more detailed drawings of its components. The General Master Mechanic is listed as A. J. Stevens. The draughtsman is listed as H. Stillman.

Information on Use

Access

The manuscript is open for research.

Citation

When quoting material from this collection, the preferred citation is: Central Pacific Railway Company. Blueprints, Crerar Ms 258, Special Collections Research Center, University of Chicago Library

Scope Note

Blueprint unfolds to about 3’x 4’. Detailed drawing of an engine car labeled ‘El Gobernador’ and the freight cars it pulls. Also includes separate, more detailed drawings of its components, such as the steam chest showing valve seals and stems and the valve gear. A drawing of the engine wheels’ alignment on a twelve degree curve stretches across the top of the print. The General Master Mechanic is A.J. Stevens, and the Draughtsman is H. Stillman.

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Subject Headings

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Crerar Ms 258