Steam Locomotive Installation at the National Museum of American History

Title

Steam Locomotive Installation at the National Museum of American History

Description

The American Locomotive Company of Richmond, Virginia built this 280-ton passenger stream train in 1926 which arrived at the National Museum of History and Technology (now the National Museum of American History) to go on permanent display in the Railroad Hall. The retired rail car entered the museum during the original construction, on custom-built train tracks that led directly into the building. Once inside, the exterior museum walls could be completed.

Date

1961

Event Sort Date

19610000

Description

The American Locomotive Company of Richmond, Virginia built this 280-ton passenger stream train in 1926 which arrived at the National Museum of History and Technology (now the National Museum of American History) to go on permanent display in the Railroad Hall. The retired rail car entered the museum during the original construction, on custom-built train tracks that led directly into the building. Once inside, the exterior museum walls could be completed.

Creator

American Locomotive Company

Date

1961

Source

Smithsonian Institution Archives. View original