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 Post subject: Santa Fe 2900 Class drawings from 1944
PostPosted: Wed Jul 12, 2017 2:14 pm 

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We were going through records at HVRM this past Saturday and came across a long rolled paper sheet of Erecting Drawings for the 2900 class 4-8-4's on the AT&SF. The paper has the following notations in the lower right hand corner:

Office of Mechanical Engineer
Topeka, Kansas 7-12-44

To the right of the above is a small Santa Fe herald with the number 52 above it and the number 142 below it.

Above that herald and its number is a box titled "Date of Revision" which shows:

2-11-48 AS
7-3-48 HES

At the top right hand corner of the paper is a box stating as follows:

CLASS ENGINES
2900 2900-2929

The drawings show the locomotives at various cross sections. The entire paper is just under 2 and 1/2 feet wide by an estimated (by me) length of about 10 feet and is in very good condition. It's rolled up and could be put into a mailing tube. This might have been of some value for the folks in Albuquerque who are restoring the 2926, but probably not so much now as they are near completion of the project. Nevertheless, I'll be glad to forward the drawing to any museum or group, who might have a legitimate reason for its preservation, including as a display.

Send me a PM if interested.

Les Beckman (Hoosier Valley Railroad Museum/North Judson, IN0


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 Post subject: Re: Santa Fe 2900 Class drawings from 1944
PostPosted: Wed Jul 12, 2017 3:37 pm 

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Donate it to the largest accessible Sante Fe steam locomotive blueprint archive.

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 Post subject: Re: Santa Fe 2900 Class drawings from 1944
PostPosted: Wed Jul 12, 2017 9:48 pm 

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Santa Fe Railway Historical & Modeling Society has a permanent archive location -- in fact it has two -- San Bernardino, CA and Temple, TX.
more information here: SFRH&MS Resources and Archives

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 Post subject: Re: Santa Fe 2900 Class drawings from 1944
PostPosted: Thu Jul 13, 2017 7:38 pm 

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Greetings:
The Illinois Railway Museum has AT&SF No.2903 AND their Pullman Library (which has all sorts of non-Pullman drawings).
Just saying...
J.David
PS: I'm on my way to Columbus and an NBIC meeting then on to "the worlds largest", I could pick them up on the fly... JDC


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 Post subject: Re: Santa Fe 2900 Class drawings from 1944
PostPosted: Sat Jul 22, 2017 10:20 pm 

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For the record, the Class 2900 Santa Fe Erecting Drawings were given to Mr. Conrad today. He will be taking them to the Illinois Railway Museum which, of course, has AT&SF 4-8-4 # 2903 on their roster. Thanks to those who expressed an interest.

Les


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 Post subject: Re: Santa Fe 2900 Class drawings from 1944
PostPosted: Sun Jul 23, 2017 10:05 am 

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Doing well by doing good, Les.

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 Post subject: Re: Santa Fe 2900 Class drawings from 1944
PostPosted: Sun Jul 23, 2017 10:46 am 

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The Pullman Library volunteers are at the Library 10-4 on Wednesdays. Other times are by appointment. Should our paths cross with Mr. Conrad we are very happy to make the drawing scans then and there to provide copies per request and/or by mail. Otherwise they will be scanned to the Steam Shop file to be available as needed.Thank you for the donation!
Sincerely, Ted Anderson volunteer curator at the Pullman Library

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