The Pennsylvania Railroad was founded in 1846. Commonly referred to as the “Pennsy,” the Pennsylvania Railroad was headquartered in Philadelphia. The PRR was the largest railroad by traffic and revenue in the U.S. throughout its 20th century existence and was at one time the largest publicly traded corporation in the world. At its peak, it controlled about 10,000 miles of rail line.
This collection is scheduled to be arranged and described. Please stay tuned for updated collection information. The collection consists of plans for Pennsylvania Railroad floating equipment numbers 1 through 410, dating from 1893 to 1959. Plans include general arrangement, machinery arrangement, boiler arrangement, framing plans, deck plans, section plans, and lettering layouts. There are plans for steamers, covered barges, carfloats, ferryboats, and tugs. Also present are plans for cranes and transfer bridges. Builders with plans represented in the collection include RTC Shipbuilding, New York Shipbuilding, Pusey and Jones Corporation, Dravo Corporation, American Bridge Company, Federal Shipbuilding and Drydock Company, Cramp Shipbuilding, Newport News Shipbuilding, and Bethlehem Steel/Harlan Plant. The collection also includes a chart of allotted periods of service for PRR floating equipment, undated (circa 1930), a layout of the PRR yard in Hoboken, and a map of freight facilities in Philadelphia, Camden and vicinity.
- Naval architecture–Designs and plans
- Ships plans
- Enter related collections for those with plans in this collection?
- Cramp (?)
- Dravo Corporation (?)
- New York Shipbuilding
- Pennsylvania Railroad
- Pusey & Jones Corporation, Wilmington, Delaware