|Title||Diagrams: D.L. & W. Railroad, 4-8-4 steam locomotive, 1929; 1934.|
|Object Name||Drawing, Technical|
|Collection||Hoboken Railroad Collection|
|Credit||Museum Collections. Gift of a friend of the Museum.|
|Scope & Content||
Classification book sheets: Delaware, Lackawanna & Western Railroad 4-8-4 steam locomotive, 1929; 1934. Blueprint (white on blue), 4-1/2" high x 10-1/2" wide. Two drawings.
Dimensioned side elevation of the locomotive and tender for two groups made in different years. Date drawings were made is not indicated, probably 1930s (note holes marked in left margin for punching and placement in book.) An M.P. & E. [Motive Power & Equipment] formatted sheet with tables at the bottom for entry of equipment specifications.
Sheet Q-2, Form M.P. & E. 113 - 1-22: DL&W tonnage rating class 2; Road Nos. 1601-1609, 1611-1620; type 4-8-4. Builder: Alco [American Locomotive Works], Schenectady, year built March 1929.
Sheet Q-5, Form M.P. & E. 113 - 2-31: DL&W tonnage rating class 2; Road Nos. 1631-1648; type 4-8-4. Builder: Alco [American Locomotive Works], reverse gear, Schenectady, year built 1934.
Note the break in road numbers which indicates sheets not present; there was also a group built in 1932. According to Taber, almost all of these locomotives were scrapped in 1951 with the last few scrapped in 1952.
The Lackawanna Terminal in Hoboken was the main eastern terminus for the railroad's passenger service and certain freight operations. This equipment was used in Hoboken. It is unknown if the drawings were made in Hoboken or at one of the many other DL&W facilities, although the engineering department was at one time in Hoboken.
The sheets were a routine method for inventory of motive power and other stock.
|Year Range from||1929|
|Year Range to||1934|
Delaware, Lackawanna & Western Railroad
|Caption||both sheets enhanced|