Is there an online site that has Baldwin build pics

Discussion in 'Getting Started' started by silver, Nov 3, 2005.

  1. silver

    silver Member

    I don't know if anyone will see this as it seems to be a kind of dead area on the site.

    Anyway... is there an online site that has the Baldwin Builder photos. I am looking for some specific engines built in the early 1890's. I don't even know if these exisit still in some centralized place or if they have been put online somewhere. Any help would be much appreciated. Thanks.
  2. Jac's Lines

    Jac's Lines Member


    I have a couple of bookmarks, but I don't think they probably have what you're looking for. The Railroad Museum of Pennsylvania in Strasburg has the complete collection of 18,000 builder's photographs from the Baldwin Locomotive company. It looks as if there is a print catalog of the collection. I've worked with photo archives in the past and most will quote a reasonable price on a print or facsimile if you have fairly specific identification information. The archive description is at:

    The other links (which are probably less useful to you) are:

  3. silver

    silver Member

    Thank you very much for the prompt and helpful reply. I think I was looking in the wrong places. These sites are perfect exactly what I need to get started on this project. I was not even sure if the images still existed as a whole or if they had been lost with the dissolution of the company.

    It looks like I may have to go to Lancaster next year for this. It might be rough. My parents only took me at least once a year while I was growing up. There is so little for a person who is interested in trains and history to do there. In all sincerity Stephen Fulton of first American steamboat (1809 the Clermont) fame was born there too if one could pull oneself away from the rr stuff for a bit.

    Thanks, I was a bit lost as where to begin.


    Following your link I found that the museum is also reproducing another book on logging rr's published before I was born that I've been looking for and was sure would never be reprinted and there it was on the same page as the Baldwin negative catalog. Now I can have a legit copy instead of my dogeared xeroxes from a library. Two Birds with one stone. I am so pleased. Thanks.
  4. nkp174

    nkp174 Active Member

    Wow! I'm surprised that such an archive exists! I would have expected that most would be in the hands of private Baldwin must have kept copies (negatives) of most of them. I know for certain that Detroit & Lima Northern #7, Henry Ford's personal locomotive, is hanging on a certain basement wall in Ohio...

    I might want to get a copy of the DSP&P 2-8-0s from 1880...

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