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Middlesex Canal
Society: ASCEMain Category: CivilSub Category: Water TransportationEra: 1800-1829DateCreated: 180371 Faulkner StreetBillericaState: MAZip: 01862Country: USAWebsite: http://www.asce.org/Project/Middlesex-Canal/Creator: Baldwin, Loammi , Weston, William

While the Erie Canal  has become well-known in the annals of American history, the Middlesex Canal, built two decades earlier and a model for canal engineers throughout young America, has only recently become recognized for its important achievements. Extending 27 miles northeast from Boston harbor to the Merrimack River near present-day Lowell, Masachusetts, the Middlesex Canal provided low-cost and efficient freight transport for almost five decades, helping to establish the canal in the U.S. as a viable means of economic development.  

YearAdded:
1967
Image Credit: Courtesy Wikipedia/Daderot (CC BY-SA 3.0)Image Caption: Middlesex CanalEra_date_from: 1803
Society: ASCEMain Category: CivilSub Category: Water TransportationEra: 1830-1839DateCreated: 1834Rennshaw StreetPortsmouthState: VAZip: 23704Country: USAWebsite: http://www.asce.org/People-and-Projects/Projects/Landmarks/Naval-Drydocks-at-Boston-and-Norfolk/Creator: Baldwin, Loammi
Baldwin's dry dock in Virginia has been designated a National Historical Landmark and is still in use at the Norfolk Naval Shipyard. The Charlestown dry dock and original pump house, while no longer used, are on display as part of the Boston National Historical Park. Although the need for dry-docking facilities to speed the cleaning and repair of ships in America's naval fleet was apparent as early as 1789, it was the War of 1812, and the burning of Washington, D.C., that finally convinced Congress of the importance of a coastal defense system based on a strong navy.
YearAdded:
1977
Image Credit: Public Domain (National Park Service)Image Caption: Gosport Naval Dry DocksEra_date_from: 1834
Southern Pacific #4294 Cab-in-Front Steam Locomotive
Society: ASMEMain Category: MechanicalSub Category: Rail TransportationEra: 1940-1949DateCreated: 1944California State Railroad MuseumSacramentoState: CAZip: 95814Country: USAWebsite: http://www.asme.org/about-asme/history/landmarks/topics-m-z/rail-transportation---1/-62-southern-pacific--4294-cab-in-front-steam-loco, https://www.asme.org/getmedia/4527cb4e-6984-4c88-b513-c3daf7dd5679/62-Southern-Pacific-4294-Cab-in-Front-Steam-Loco.aspxCreator: Baldwin Locomotive Works, Southern Pacific Railroad

The articulated wheel-base steam locomotive represents the final phase of steam locomotive development in size and power. The cab-in-front feature was widely used by the Southern Pacific Railroad beginning in 1909 to alleviate smoke and heat problems for locomotive personnel en route through tunnels and snow sheds. This locomotive, built by the Baldwin Locomotive Works, operated between 1944 and 1956 before being displaced by a diesel-electric locomotive.

YearAdded:
1981
Image Credit: Courtesy Wikipedia/Neil916 (CC BY-SA 3.0)Image Caption: Southern Pacific #4294 Cab-in-Front Steam LocomotiveEra_date_from: 1944
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