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The 'Pioneer': Light Passenger Locomotive of 1851 United States Bulletin 240, Contributions from the Museum of History and Technology, paper 42, 1964   By: (1933-)

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[Transcriber's Notes:

This is Paper 42 from the Smithsonian Institution United States National Museum Bulletin 240, comprising Papers 34 44, which will also be available as a complete e book.

The front material, introduction and relevant index entries from the Bulletin are included in each single paper e book.

The Sections entitled "Alba F. Smith" and "Seth Wilmarth" appear in the original as boxed "side bars". They have been moved, along with Figure 13, from their original locations to the end of the paper to preserve the flow of the text.

Typographical errors have been corrected as follows: p259: "as late as 1880 and has been under steam" (was stream). p267: "made with parabolic reflectors" (was parobolic).]

SMITHSONIAN INSTITUTION

UNITED STATES NATIONAL MUSEUM

BULLETIN 240

[Illustration]

SMITHSONIAN PRESS

MUSEUM OF HISTORY AND TECHNOLOGY

CONTRIBUTIONS FROM THE MUSEUM OF HISTORY AND TECHNOLOGY

Papers 34 44 On Science and Technology

SMITHSONIAN INSTITUTION ยท WASHINGTON, D.C. 1966

Publications of the United States National Museum

The scholarly and scientific publications of the United States National Museum include two series, Proceedings of the United States National Museum and United States National Museum Bulletin .

In these series, the Museum publishes original articles and monographs dealing with the collections and work of its constituent museums The Museum of Natural History and the Museum of History and Technology setting forth newly acquired facts in the fields of anthropology, biology, history, geology, and technology. Copies of each publication are distributed to libraries, to cultural and scientific organizations, and to specialists and others interested in the different subjects.

The Proceedings , begun in 1878, are intended for the publication, in separate form, of shorter papers from the Museum of Natural History. These are gathered in volumes, octavo in size, with the publication date of each paper recorded in the table of contents of the volume.

In the Bulletin series, the first of which was issued in 1875, appear longer, separate publications consisting of monographs (occasionally in several parts) and volumes in which are collected works on related subjects. Bulletins are either octavo or quarto in size, depending on the needs of the presentation. Since 1902 papers relating to the botanical collections of the Museum of Natural History have been published in the Bulletin series under the heading Contributions from the United States National Herbarium , and since 1959, in Bulletins titled "Contributions from the Museum of History and Technology," have been gathered shorter papers relating to the collections and research of that Museum.

The present collection of Contributions, Papers 34 44, comprises Bulletin 240. Each of these papers has been previously published in separate form. The year of publication is shown on the last page of each paper.

FRANK A. TAYLOR Director, United States National Museum

CONTRIBUTIONS FROM THE MUSEUM OF HISTORY AND TECHNOLOGY: PAPER 42

THE "PIONEER": LIGHT PASSENGER LOCOMOTIVE OF 1851 IN THE MUSEUM OF HISTORY AND TECHNOLOGY

John H. White

THE CUMBERLAND VALLEY RAILROAD 244

SERVICE HISTORY OF THE "PIONEER" 249

MECHANICAL DESCRIPTION OF THE "PIONEER" 251

[FOOTNOTES]

[INDEX]

[Illustration: Figure 1. THE "PIONEER," BUILT IN 1851, shown here as renovated and exhibited in the Museum of History and Technology, 1964. In 1960 the locomotive was given to the Smithsonian Institution by the Pennsylvania Railroad through John S. Fair, Jr. (Smithsonian photo 63344B.)]

John H. White

The "PIONEER": LIGHT PASSENGER LOCOMOTIVE of 1851

In the Museum of History and Technology

In the mid nineteenth century there was a renewed interest in the light, single axle locomotives which were proving so very successful for passenger traffic. These engines were built in limited number by nearly every well known maker, and among the few remaining is the 6 wheel "Pioneer," on display in the Museum of History and Technology, Smithsonian Institution... Continue reading book >>




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