This collection of equipment—all of it maintained in operating condition and used for educational purposes—was established in 1987. It spans the period from the late 19th century to the 1940s, when steam was the prime motive force for most U.S. industries, including rail and marine transportation. The collection of about 25 items (mostly stationary steam) includes a locomotive, switcher, and steam tractor: Locomotive #385 Consolidation 2-8-0 designed for fast freight service was built by Baldwin Locomotive Works of Philadelphia in November 1907 for the Southern Railway.
Society: ASME Main Category: Mechanical Sub Category: Steam Era: 1900-1909 DateCreated: 1900s Bergen County Technical Schools Paramus State: NJ Zip: 07652 Country: USA Website: http://www.asme.org/About-ASME/History/Landmarks/Topics-A-L/Electric-Power-Production-Steam/-175-Bergen-County-Steam-Collection, http://files.asme.org/ASMEORG/Communities/History/Landmarks/5502.pdf Creator: Bergen Tech Students, Vopasek, Frank
YearAdded:Image Credit: Courtesy ASME Era_date_from: 1900s