1 Reply Latest reply on Sep 4, 2018 10:03 AM by Alan Walker

    USRA blueprints/drawings relating to steam locomotives?

    techhistorynerd Adventurer

      Record group 14 (Records of the U.S. Railroad Administration) https://catalog.archives.gov/id/343 doesn't appear to identify in the ARC any records series that have Architectural/Engineering Drawings pertaining to the steam locomotives designed under the auspices of the USRA around World War I (see https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/USRA_standard for a listing of designs.)

       

      Would such drawings have been filed somewhere with the USRA records?  So far I haven't been able to scare up much in the ARC relating to locomotive drawings of any sort... would such drawings have been filed in a RG other than 14?