Inventory of the Whitcomb Locomotive Company Records MS 99

Inventory of the Whitcomb Locomotive Company Records MS 99


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California State Railroad Museum Library & Archives

CSRM Library and Archives staff

Repository
California State Railroad Museum Library & Archives
Identification
MS 99
Title
Whitcomb Locomotive Company records 1906-1952
URL:
https://oac.cdlib.org/findaid/ark:/13030/c83f4vrn/
Quantity
300 Linear Feet, 269 record cartons +14 card boxes + 12 filing cabinet drawers
Language
English .
Abstract
The Whitcomb Locomotive Company Records include the corporate records of the George D. Whitcomb Company from 1916-1931, the Whitcomb Locomotive Company from 1931 to 1940, and the Whitcomb Division of the Baldwin Locomotive Works from 1940 until 1950, when Baldwin purchased the Lima-Hamilton Company and became Baldwin-Lima-Hamilton, until the Whitcomb Locomotive Company name was retired in 1952. Material includes locomotive drawings, specifications, photographs, manufacturing records, operations and parts manuals, and sales department records.

Administrative Information

Conditions Governing Use

Copyright has not been assigned to the California State Railroad Museum. All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the CSRM Library & Archives. Permission for publication is given on behalf of the CSRM as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained by the reader.

Conditions Governing Access

Collection is open for research. Contact Library Staff for details.

Custodial History

This collection was donated by the Baldwin-Lima-Hamilton Company who kept the corporate records of the Whitcomb Locomotive Company and the Sterling Engine Company at their manufacturing plant in Honey Brook, Pennsylvania.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift of the Baldwin - Lima - Hamilton Company, 1979.


Corporate History

The Whitcomb Locomotive Company was a builder of gasoline and diesel powered industrial locomotives that supplied companies around the world with a variety of configurations for moving cars within factory environments.

The George D. Whitcomb Company was incorporated by George D. Whitcomb on May 6, 1896 in Illinois. George's son George Card Whitcomb replaced George D. Whitcomb as General Manager in 1907, and after George senior's death in 1914 he took over the company.

The company sold its first gas-mechanical locomotive in 1906. In October of 1914 Whitcomb introduced and shipped its first electric storage battery locomotive. Its first gas-electric locomotive was manufactured in 1928. Whitcomb introduced its first diesel-electric locomotive in 1929.

A friendship between Baldwin President Samuel L. Vauclain and Whitcomb President George Whitcomb led to Baldwin taking a financial interest in the George D. Whitcomb Company. In 1927, Baldwin Locomotive Works began representing Whitcomb in the sales division. Baldwin acquired a half-interest in Whitcomb stock in 1928. After suffering a downturn in orders during the Great Depression, Whitcomb lost control of the company to Baldwin Locomotive Works. After declaring bankruptcy on behalf of Whitcomb in 1931, Baldwin reorganized it as the Whitcomb Locomotive Company and operated it under that name until 1940. Starting in 1934 the Baldwin Locomotive Works took over the sales, repair, and renewal parts business from the Whitcomb Company.

In July 19, 1932, Whitcomb acquired the Milwaukee Locomotive Manufacture Company.

Whitcomb became a division of Baldwin Locomotive Works in 1940. During World War II, Whitcomb supplied the United States Army Transportation Corps with diesel-electric switchers.

In December 4, 1950, Baldwin Locomotive Works bought the Lima-Hamilton Company and became the Baldwin – Lima – Hamilton Corporation. Whitcomb construction facilities moved from Rochelle, Illinois to Eddystone, Pennsylvania. BLH continued to use the Whitcomb name until December 1952.

Scope and Contents

The Whitcomb Locomotive Company Records include the corporate records of the George D. Whitcomb Company from 1916-1931, the Whitcomb Locomotive Company from 1931 to 1940, and the Whitcomb Division of the Baldwin Locomotive Works from 1940 until 1950, when Baldwin purchased the Lima-Hamilton Company and became Baldwin-Lima-Hamilton, until the Whitcomb Locomotive Company name was retired in 1952. Material includes locomotive drawings, specifications, photographs, manufacturing records, operations and parts manuals, and sales department records. They provide detailed information about every locomotive type they manufactured, including detailed specifications of any modifications or parts purchased for every locomotive they manufactured. There are records from their sales and manufacturing departments, and photographs of some locomotives taken were routinely taken and appended to the sales orders after 1931.

Arrangement

These records have been arranged into the following series: Series 1. Card Files Series 2. Manufacturing Records Series 3. Operating and Maintenance Manuals Series 4. Specifications Series 5. Photographs and Negatives Series 6. Drawings Series 7. Bills of Material Index Sheets and Drawings Lists Series 8. Sales Department Records Series 9. Vendor Files Series 10. Whitcomb Renewal Parts Books

Subjects and Indexing Terms

  • Baldwin Locomotive Works
  • Baldwin locomotives
  • Baldwin-Lima-Hamilton
  • Milwaukee Locomotive Manufacturing Company
  • Railroad Locomotives
  • Railroads--Photography--Locomotives
  • Whitcomb locomotives

Container List

Series 1: Card Files
Physical Location: Statewide Museum Collections Center I2.212.A1-A2
2.9 Linear Feet 14 card boxes
1906-1953
Arrangement

The CARD FILES are arranged into the following subseries:

Subseries 1. Serial numbers

Subseries 2. Product Sales Orders

Subseries 3. Locomotive types

Subseries 4. Orders received

Subseries 5. Orders shipped

Scope and Contents

The Whitcomb Locomotive Company, and later the Baldwin Locomotive Works, maintained card files to record information about each locomotive ordered. The Card Files contain the following key pieces of information:

Serial number: Whitcomb assigned a unique serial number (or construction number) to each locomotive constructed. The serial number was also used to identify an accompanying bill of material.

PSO number: In 1931, after taking over the Whitcomb Locomotive Company, Baldwin also assigned a PSO (Product Sales Order) number to each order. The PSO number may refer to a single locomotive or to a group of similar locomotives ordered at the same time.

Photograph number: Beginning in 1931, the cards may include the builder's photograph number.

Specification number: The format for specification numbers is ## - [locomotive type] - ##.

The locomotive types are:

Gasoline-mechanical

Electric storage battery

Electric trolley

Combined electric storage battery and electric trolley

Diesel-mechanical and diesel-hydraulic

Gasoline-electric

Diesel-electric

The cards may also contain other information about a specific locomotive such as the purchaser, its location, date order was received, date order was shipped, purchase price, gauge, dimensions, locomotive type, order cancellations, re-sale and returns for refurbishment.

The cards may also contain other information about a specific locomotive such as the purchaser, its location, date order was received, date order was shipped, purchase price, gauge, dimensions, locomotive type, order cancellations, re-sale and returns for refurbishment.

  • 1
    Subseries 1. Serial Numbers
    Scope and Contents

    Arranged by serial number. Includes purchaser, location, engine class and weight. Specification numbers first appear with serial number 40001.

    • mixed materials box: 1 Folder: 1
      Locomotives by serial number
  • Subseries 2. Product Sales Orders
    Scope and Contents

    Arranged by Product Sales Order number. Includes the PSO, purchaser, weight, class, and sometimes the serial number and specification number.

    • mixed materials box: 1
      Locomotives by product sales order numbers
  • Subseries 3. Locomotive Types
    Scope and Contents

    Arranged by locomotive type and then by serial number.

    • mixed materials box: 1
      Gasoline-mechanical, 1-1299, 11300-13247 (1906-1948)
    • mixed materials box: 2
      Gasoline-mechanical, 1-1299, 11300-13247 (1906-1948)
    • mixed materials box: 3
      Gasoline-mechanical, 1-1299, 11300-13247 (1906-1948)
    • mixed materials box: 4
      Gasoline-mechanical, 1-1299, 11300-13247 (1906-1948)
    • mixed materials box: 5
      Gasoline-mechanical, 1-1299, 11300-13247 (1906-1948)
    • mixed materials box: 6
      Gasoline-mechanical, 1-1299, 11300-13247 (1906-1948)
    • mixed materials box: 7
      Gasoline-mechanical, 1-1299, 11300-13247 (1906-1948)
    • mixed materials box: 8
      Gasoline-mechanical, 1-1299, 11300-13247 (1906-1948)
    • mixed materials box: 8
      Electric storage battery, 1401-2081 (1914-1945)
    • mixed materials box: 9
      Electric storage battery, 1401-2081 (1914-1945)
    • mixed materials box: 10
      Electric storage battery, 1401-2081 (1914-1945)
    • mixed materials box: 10
      Electric trolley, 20001-20046 (1922-1930)
    • mixed materials box: 10
      Combined electric storage battery and electric trolley, 30001-30007 (1922-1924)
    • mixed materials box: 10
      Diesel-mechanical and diesel-hydraulic, 40002-40743 (1929-1951)
    • mixed materials box: 11
      Diesel-mechanical and diesel-hydraulic, 40002-40743 (1929-1951)
    • mixed materials box: 11
      Gasoline-electric, 50001-50010 (1929-1935)
    • mixed materials box: 11
      Diesel-electric, 60001-61197 (1936-1951)
    • mixed materials box: 12
      Electric trolley, electric storage battery, gasoline-electric (Westinghouse), 80000-80594 (1942-1951)
    • mixed materials box: 12
      Mack International Motor Truck Corp., gas mechanical and diesel-electric locomotives (1936)
    • mixed materials box: 12
      Motor cars, 100000-100013 (1946)
    • mixed materials box: 12
      Milwaukee Locomotive Manufacturing Company locomotives, M 740 – M 981-W (1933-1934)
    • mixed materials box: 12
      Plymouth Locomotive Works, 615, 996 + miscellaneous (1925-1928)
    • mixed materials box: 12
      Whitcomb Lehmer road shoulder finishing machines, 0200-0210 (1930-1931)
    • mixed materials box: 12
      Miscellaneous cards relating to components [BOX 12]
  • Subseries 4. Orders Received
    Scope and Contents

    Arranged by manufacturer and the chronologically by the order date. Includes order number, PSO number, purchaser, locomotive class, gauge, and price.

    • mixed materials box: 13
      Whitcomb: February 1918 - February 1953
    • mixed materials box: 13
      Westinghouse: 80007-80610, October 1942 – December 1952
  • Subseries 5. Orders Shipped
    Scope and Contents

    Arranged by manufacturer and then chronologically by the order date. Includes serial number, purchaser, weight, wheel arrangement, locomotive type and price.

    • mixed materials box: 14
      Whitcomb: January 1918 – December 1952
    • mixed materials box: 14
      Westinghouse: July 1943 – December 1952
Series 2. Manufacturing Records
Physical Location: Statewide Museum Collections Center: Boxes 1-27 I2.212.A3-A11 Boxes 28-58 I2.212.B1-B11 Boxes 59-79 I2.211.E5-311
79 Linear Feet 79 record cartons
1914-1956
Scope and Contents

These files, generated by the Manufacturing Department and the Engineering Department, contain information about how each engine was built, and what modifications, if any, were introduced. These files document repairs and rebuilds of Whitcomb locomotives and as well as those built by other manufacturers such as Plymouth. The most important kinds of documents found in the Manufacturing Records are:

A bill of material lists all parts used on the locomotive, including those ordered from other manufacturers. Drawing numbers for Whitcomb parts are listed beside the part. These drawing numbers are used to access the Whitcomb drawings in Series 4. Drawings.

This bill of material index also includes the name of the purchaser, the customer's order number, gauge, wheel base, locomotive weight, class, serial number, engine make or model.

Memos and notes: Whitcomb used several forms for written communication: written orders (Form 12), repair orders (Form 28), stores requisition forms (Form 29) and supplementary shop orders (Form 26). The Engineering Department used change orders (Form 112).

Correspondence: Correspondence between the manufacturing department and the customer was usually conducted through the general manager. May include information about modifications, repairs, and last-minute problems.

Inspection reports: The Engineering Department inspected each locomotive and recorded data on an Inspection Report (Form 33). The earliest inspection report appears in a manufacturing record file for gas-mechanical locomotive serial number 1000 in 1919. Inspection Reports may include the customer's name, the locomotive number, weight, date, type, gauge, wheelbase, and information about the engine, clutch, transmission, driving chains, wheels and axles, sander mechanism, radiator, temperatures, brakes, headlights, battery and cables. May also include the road number assigned by the purchaser of the locomotive.

Beginning in the 1930s, builder's photographs became part of the manufacturing record. There were also Whitcomb and vendor's operating and maintenance manuals for each locomotive. These items have been removed to Series 3 and Series 5.

Manufacturing records are arranged by locomotive type, then locomotive number. Several locomotive repair orders are not attached to a locomotive number and therefore are kept at the end of this series in box 80. Orders for one diesel electric locomotive and several diesel mechanical engines that were cancelled were put back into stock, and these are kept in Box 80.

  • Gas mechanical:
  • mixed materials box: 1
    Nos. 254-500
  • mixed materials box: 2
    Nos. 501-1000
  • mixed materials box: 3
    Nos. 1001-1053
  • mixed materials box: 4
    Nos. 1054-1146
  • mixed materials box: 5
    Nos. 1147-1239
  • mixed materials box: 6
    Nos. 1240-1299; 11,300-11,318
  • mixed materials box: 7
    Nos. 11,319-11,407
  • mixed materials box: 8
    Nos. 11,408-11,489
  • mixed materials box: 9
    Nos. 11,490-11,585
  • mixed materials box: 10
    Nos. 11,586-11,669
  • mixed materials box: 11
    Nos. 11,670-11,772
  • mixed materials box: 12
    Nos. 11,773-11,888
  • mixed materials box: 13
    Nos. 11,889-11,998
  • mixed materials box: 14
    Nos. 11,999-12,089
  • mixed materials box: 15
    Nos. 12,090-12,180
  • mixed materials box: 16
    Nos. 12,182-12,259
  • mixed materials box: 17
    Nos. 12,260-12,347
  • mixed materials box: 18
    Nos. 12,348-12,430
  • mixed materials box: 19
    Nos. 12,431-12,501
  • mixed materials box: 20
    Nos. 12,502-12,719
  • mixed materials box: 21
    Nos. 12,720-12,814
  • mixed materials box: 22
    Nos. 12,815-12,971
  • mixed materials box: 23
    Nos. 12,923-13,045
  • mixed materials box: 24
    Nos. 13,046-13,114
  • mixed materials box: 25
    Nos. 13,115-13,146
  • mixed materials box: 26
    Nos. 13,147-13,167
  • mixed materials box: 27
    Nos. 13,168-13,203
  • mixed materials box: 28
    Nos. 13,201-13,232
  • mixed materials box: 29
    Serial Nos. 13,233-13,248
  • Electric storage battery:
  • mixed materials box: 29
    Nos. 1400-1545
  • mixed materials box: 30
    Serial Nos. 1,546-1706
  • mixed materials box: 31
    Serial Nos. 1701-1794
  • mixed materials box: 32
    Serial Nos. 1794-1894
  • mixed materials box: 33
    Serial Nos. 1882-2002
  • mixed materials box: 34
    Serial Nos. 2003-2081
  • Electric trolley and gasoline-electric:
  • mixed materials box: 35
    Serial Nos. 20,001-20,046
  • Combination electric trolley and battery:
  • mixed materials box: 35
    30,001-30,002
  • Gasoline electric:
  • mixed materials box: 35
    50,000-50,001
  • mixed materials box: 36
    50,001-50,010
  • Diesel-mechanical and diesel-hydraulic:
  • mixed materials box: 37
    40,004-40,034
  • mixed materials box: 38
    40,027-40,051
  • mixed materials box: 39
    40,052-40,073
  • mixed materials box: 40
    40,074-40,107
  • mixed materials box: 41
    40,108-40,127
  • mixed materials box: 42
    40,129-40,186
  • mixed materials box: 43
    40,187-40,265
  • mixed materials box: 44
    40,266-40,329
  • mixed materials box: 45
    40,330-40,543
  • mixed materials box: 46
    40,544-40,621
  • mixed materials box: 47
    40,622-40,675
  • mixed materials box: 48
    40,676-40,733
  • Diesel-electric:
  • mixed materials box: 49
    60,001-60,017
  • mixed materials box: 50
    60,018-60,044
  • mixed materials box: 51
    60,045-60,065
  • mixed materials box: 52
    60,066-60,088
  • mixed materials box: 53
    60,089-60,112
  • mixed materials box: 54
    60,017-60,163
  • mixed materials box: 55
    60,164-60,209
  • mixed materials box: 56
    60,210-60,280
  • mixed materials box: 57
    60,281-60,300
  • mixed materials box: 58
    60,301-60,360
  • mixed materials box: 59
    60,361-60,394
  • mixed materials box: 60
    60,395-60,465
  • mixed materials box: 61
    60,451-60,630
  • mixed materials box: 62
    60,631-60,653
  • mixed materials box: 63
    60,654-60,693
  • mixed materials box: 64
    60,695-60,739
  • mixed materials box: 65
    60,746-60,796
  • mixed materials box: 66
    60,797-60,831
  • mixed materials box: 67
    60,829-61,051
  • mixed materials box: 68
    61,052-61,062
  • mixed materials box: 69
    61,063-61,089
  • mixed materials box: 70
    61,090-61,109
  • mixed materials box: 71
    61,156-61,189
  • mixed materials box: 72
    75837, 80,000-80,075
  • mixed materials box: 73
    80,076-80,305
  • mixed materials box: 74
    80,305-80,377
  • mixed materials box: 75
    80,378-80,473
  • mixed materials box: 76
    80,483-80,512
  • mixed materials box: 77
    80,514-80,568
  • mixed materials box: 78
    80,565-80,610
  • mixed materials box: 79
    80,611-80,708
Series 3: Operating and Maintenance Manuals
Physical Location: Statewide Museum Collections Center: Boxes 1-33 I2.212.I1-I11 Boxes 34-63 I2.212.J1-J11 Boxes 64-69 I2.212.K1-K2
70 Linear Feet 70 record cartons
1936-1956
Scope and Contents

Whitcomb Locomotive Company included a locomotive manual with its orders. The manuals in this collection range from 1936-1956. There are no earlier manuals in this collection. This series includes manuals for most Whitcomb diesel electric locomotives manufactured between 1936 and 1956, a few late-era electric storage battery, gas mechanical and diesel mechanical / diesel hydraulic ones. There are a few examples of Westinghouse manuals. A locomotive manual could include an instruction book, a parts manual, repair instructions, and specifications. Diesel electric manuals before World War II include a 20 page locomotive operating and maintenance instructions, a parts list, and vendor instructions. Westinghouse engines included a 120 page operating and maintenance manual. Arranged by locomotive number.

  • Mixed Materials box: 1
    2043-2081
  • Mixed Materials box: 1
    13046-13225
  • Mixed Materials box: 2
    13230-13248
  • Mixed Materials box: 3
    40304-40375
  • Mixed Materials box: 3
    40122-40287
  • Mixed Materials box: 4
    40376-40419
  • Mixed Materials box: 5
    40420-40591
  • Mixed Materials box: 6
    40598-40620
  • Mixed Materials box: 7
    40622-40649
  • Mixed Materials box: 8
    40651-40677
  • Mixed Materials box: 9
    40678-40699
  • Mixed Materials box: 10
    40700-40721
  • Mixed Materials box: 11
    40722-40738
  • Mixed Materials box: 12
    40739-40742
  • Mixed Materials box: 13
    40743-40747
  • Mixed Materials box: 14
    40748-40753
  • Mixed Materials box: 15
    40754-40758
  • Mixed Materials box: 16
    56006-56010
  • Mixed Materials box: 17
    60000-60031
  • Mixed Materials box: 18
    60032-60049
  • Mixed Materials box: 19
    60045-60065
  • Mixed Materials box: 20
    60066-60078
  • Mixed Materials box: 21
    60079-60096
  • Mixed Materials box: 22
    60100-60129
  • Mixed Materials box: 23
    60154-60199
  • Mixed Materials box: 24
    60200-60219
  • Mixed Materials box: 25
    60220-60293
  • Mixed Materials box: 26
    60293-60326
  • Mixed Materials box: 27
    60328-60511
  • Mixed Materials box: 28
    60625-60641
  • Mixed Materials box: 29
    60642-60656
  • Mixed Materials box: 30
    60657-60682
  • Mixed Materials box: 31
    60683-60692
  • Mixed Materials box: 32
    60693-60699
  • Mixed Materials box: 33
    60700-60737
  • Mixed Materials box: 34
    60740-60751
  • Mixed Materials box: 35
    60752-60760
  • Mixed Materials box: 36
    60761-60796
  • Mixed Materials box: 37
    60797-60800
  • Mixed Materials box: 38
    60801-60828
  • Mixed Materials box: 39
    60832-60841
  • Mixed Materials box: 40
    60932-60952
  • Mixed Materials box: 41
    61052-61065
  • Mixed Materials box: 42
    61066-61089
  • Mixed Materials box: 43
    61090-61095
  • Mixed Materials box: 44
    61096-61097
  • Mixed Materials box: 45
    61098-61099
  • Mixed Materials box: 46
    61101-61106
  • Mixed Materials box: 47
    61108-61119
  • Mixed Materials box: 48
    61120-61130
  • Mixed Materials box: 49
    61131-61143
  • Mixed Materials box: 50
    61144-61155
  • Mixed Materials box: 51
    61156-61170
  • Mixed Materials box: 52
    61171-61176
  • Mixed Materials box: 53
    61181-61183
  • Mixed Materials box: 54
    61184-61190
  • Mixed Materials box: 55
    61191-61195
  • Mixed Materials box: 56
    61197-61199
  • Mixed Materials box: 57
    61200-61271
  • Mixed Materials box: 58
    61271-61273
  • Mixed Materials box: 59
    61273-61276
  • Mixed Materials box: 60
    61276-61280
  • Mixed Materials box: 61
    61282-61284
  • Mixed Materials box: 62
    61292-61296
  • Mixed Materials box: 63
    76021-76023
  • Mixed Materials box: 64
    76031-76036
  • Mixed Materials box: 66
    76106-76113
  • Mixed Materials box: 67
    76115-76135
  • Mixed Materials box: 68
    76143-76146
  • Mixed Materials box: 69
    76147-76150
  • Mixed Materials box: 70
    80360-80617
Series 4: Specifications
Physical Location: Statewide Museum Collections Center: I2.212.F8-F10
8 Linear Feet 8 record cartons
1906-1953
Scope and Contents

Specifications include information about the locomotive classes's performance and construction, wheel arrrangement, materials and workmanship, the cooling system, battery, motors, generators and controls, the car body, trucks, the cab, warning signals, lighting,safety appliances, wiring, painting and lettering and propulsion. Includes printed specification sheets used to make pamphlets for diesel electric locomotives from 1941-1950. These sheets are located at the end of the series.

Arranged by locomotive type, weight in tonnes, and locomotive specification number, which can be found in the manufacturing record for the locomotive or in the card files.

  • mixed materials box: 1
    Specifications 10 DE 1 - 40 DE 25
  • mixed materials box: 2
    Specifications 44 DE 1 - 55 DE 7
  • mixed materials box: 3
    Specifications 60 DE 1 - 80 DE 24
  • mixed materials box: 4
    Specifications 90 DE 1 - 9 DM 1
  • mixed materials box: 5
    Specifications 9 DM 1 - 26 DM 1
  • mixed materials box: 6
    Specifications 30 DM 1 - 10 GM 2A
  • mixed materials box: 7
    Specifications 12 GM 2 - SH 4450-2
  • mixed materials box: 8
    Specifications RS 4-5-1 - SU 4600
    8 Linear Feet 8 record cartons
  • mixed materials box: 8
    Printed specification sheets for select diesel electric and diesel-mechanical locomotives
Series 5: Photographs and Negatives
Physical Location: Statewide Museum Collections Center: Photographs I2.212.F10-F11 Negatives I2.212.G11
5 Linear Feet 3 manuscript boxes, 4 record cartons
Scope and Contents

This series includes builders and publicity photographs taken by Whitcomb to show the exterior of a newly-built locomotive. Whitcomb began including a copy of these photographs in the manufacturing records beginning in the mid-1930s. Many of the photographs and negatives were part of a collection of primarily gasoline mechanical photographs collected by Henry A. Rentschler, President of the Baldwin-Hamilton Company who purchased them from a retiree. There are some negatives that match the prints and there are some negatives without prints. The negative number can be found in the card files. The other source of photographs are the Whitocmb manufacturing records. Photographs have been removed from the files.

Photographs are arranged by locomotive number where it is available. Builder's photographs where the locomotive number is unknown are arranged alphabetically by purchaser.

Series 6: Drawings
1909-1956
Scope and Contents

Consult Series 2: Manufacturing records and Series 7: Bill of material and drawing lists to locate the drawing numbers for each locomotive. The Whitcomb Locomotive Company general arrangement and general assembly drawings in our collection are cataloged and can be found in our technical drawings catalog at: https://csrm.andornot.com. Component parts are not cataloged, but are arranged by drawing number.

Series 7: Bill of Material and Drawing Lists
25 Linear Feet 25 record cartons
1920-1956
Scope and Contents

Whitcomb locomotives are very customized and include a variety of after-market parts. Locomotives from the same class and weight will not usually have all of the same parts. The bills of materials and drawing lists record the exact drawings used to create each engine. Each index is divided by type of equipment and includes axles, air brake equipment, brake foundation, drawgear, electrical equipment, main frame, miscellaneous, sanders, signal equipment and tools and accessories. The general arrangement or general assembly drawing number is listed on the front page of the bill of material index if available.

Bills of material are available in Series 2: Manufacturing Records and Series 8: Sales Department.

Bills of material in this series are arranged in Purchase Sales Order (PSO) Number. Drawing lists from 1953 to 1956 are arranged by Sales Order (SO) Number.

Series 8: Sales Department
Physical Location: Statewide Msueum Collections Center: Boxes 1-28 I2.212.C1-C10 Boxes 29-61 I2.212.D1-D11 Boxes 62-72 I2.212.E1-E4
72 Linear Feet 72 record cartons
1931-1954
Scope and Contents

Sales Department records include customer correspondence and bills of material. They do not have information about how the locomotive was built, operating manuals, or lists of drawings used to build them. These types of material can be found in the manufacturing records do. Records primarily cover diesel mechanical, diesel hydrualic, diesel electric and electric trolley locomotives after 1942. There are a few boxes of gas mechanical sales records.

Arranged by locomotive number.

  • Mixed Materials box: 1
    2042-2080
  • Mixed Materials box: 2
    13103-13147
  • Mixed Materials box: 3
    13148-13178
  • Mixed Materials box: 4
    13179-13228
  • Mixed Materials box: 5
    13230-13245
  • Mixed Materials box: 6
    40007-40032
  • Mixed Materials box: 7
    40033-40065
  • Mixed Materials box: 8
    40066-40099
  • Mixed Materials box: 9
    40100-40141
  • Mixed Materials box: 10
    40142-40188
  • Mixed Materials box: 11
    40187-40261
  • Mixed Materials box: 12
    40263-40292
  • Mixed Materials box: 13
    40293-40429
  • Mixed Materials box: 14
    40430-40731
  • Mixed Materials box: 15
    40575-40614
  • Mixed Materials box: 16
    40608-40649
  • Mixed Materials box: 17
    40650-40689
  • Mixed Materials box: 18
    40693-40719
  • Mixed Materials box: 19
    40732-40743
  • Mixed Materials box: 20
    40743-40755
  • Mixed Materials box: 21
    40756-52712
  • Mixed Materials box: 22
    60018-60044
  • Mixed Materials box: 23
    60047-60058
  • Mixed Materials box: 24
    60061-60083
  • Mixed Materials box: 25
    60086-60102
  • Mixed Materials box: 26
    60109-60129
  • Mixed Materials box: 27
    60130-60167
  • Mixed Materials box: 28
    60194-60225
  • Mixed Materials box: 29
    60212-60233
  • Mixed Materials box: 30
    60276-60300
  • Mixed Materials box: 31
    60302-60360
  • Mixed Materials box: 32
    60361-60414
  • Mixed Materials box: 33
    60406-60632
  • Mixed Materials box: 34
    60633-60683
  • Mixed Materials box: 35
    60652-60686
  • Mixed Materials box: 36
    60687-60730
  • Mixed Materials box: 37
    60701-60745
  • Mixed Materials box: 38
    60748-60759
  • Mixed Materials box: 39
    60760-60790
  • Mixed Materials box: 40
    60795-60814
  • Mixed Materials box: 41
    60814-61080
  • Mixed Materials box: 42
    61081-61094
  • Mixed Materials box: 43
    61092-61099
  • Mixed Materials box: 44
    61101-61114
  • Mixed Materials box: 45
    61110-61125
  • Mixed Materials box: 46
    61126-61137
  • Mixed Materials box: 47
    61132-61143
  • Mixed Materials box: 48
    61143-61155
  • Mixed Materials box: 49
    61155-61167
  • Mixed Materials box: 50
    61155-61170
  • Mixed Materials box: 51
    61171-61189
  • Mixed Materials box: 52
    61190-61191
  • Mixed Materials box: 53
    61192-61201
  • Mixed Materials box: 54
    61270-61274
  • Mixed Materials box: 55
    61275-61284
  • Mixed Materials box: 56
    61285-61296
  • Mixed Materials box: 57
    61290-62063
  • Mixed Materials box: 58
    75837-76095
  • Mixed Materials box: 59
    76106-76150
  • Mixed Materials box: 60
    80005-80036
  • Mixed Materials box: 61
    80037-80054
  • Mixed Materials box: 62
    80055-80115
  • Mixed Materials box: 63
    80116-80303
  • Mixed Materials box: 64
    80304-80352
  • Mixed Materials box: 65
    80353-80416
  • Mixed Materials box: 66
    80415-80473
  • Mixed Materials box: 67
    80474-80501
  • Mixed Materials box: 68
    80503-80528
  • Mixed Materials box: 69
    80529-80546
  • Mixed Materials box: 70
    80547-80571
  • Mixed Materials box: 71
    80569-80595
  • Mixed Materials box: 72
    80591-80630
Series 9. Vendor files
Physical Location: Statewide Museum Collections Center: I2.
10 Linear Feet 10 record cartons
Circa 1940-1960
Arrangement

Arranged alphabetically by vendor name.

Scope and Contents

Whitcomb purchased many auxiliary parts when constructing its locomotives. Vendors files include correspondence with the vendors about their products, detailed specifications of their offerings, and discussion of any problems with the parts provided by the vendors.

  • Mixed Materials box: 1
    ABEX
  • Mixed Materials box: 1
    ACCO
  • Mixed Materials box: 1
    A. C. Sparkplug Division
  • Mixed Materials box: 1
    The Acrotorque Company
  • Mixed Materials box: 1
    The Adalat Manufacturing Co.
  • Mixed Materials box: 1
    Adams and Westlake
  • Mixed Materials box: 1
    Adams and Westlake (Door locks and holders)
  • Mixed Materials box: 1
    Adams and Westlake (Relay and Time Delay)
  • Mixed Materials box: 1
    Adams and Westlake (Sales Orders)
  • Mixed Materials box: 1
    Aerosols
  • Mixed Materials box: 1
    AG Automation
  • Mixed Materials box: 1
    Aircraft Marine Prod.
  • Mixed Materials box: 1
    Ajax-Consolidated Company
  • Mixed Materials box: 1
    Alemite
  • Mixed Materials box: 1
    Allen MFG Co.
  • Mixed Materials box: 1
    Allen-Bradley Industrial Control
  • Mixed Materials box: 1
    American Air Filter
  • Mixed Materials box: 1
    American Air Filter Co.
  • Mixed Materials box: 1
    American Blower Hydraulics CPLO
  • Mixed Materials box: 1
    American Bosch Co. (Oil Purifiers)
  • Mixed Materials box: 1
    American LA France (Fire Extinguisher)
  • Mixed Materials box: 1
    American Pulley Co.
  • Mixed Materials box: 1
    American Seating
  • Mixed Materials box: 1
    American Steel Foundries
  • Mixed Materials box: 1
    AMOT Controls Corp.
  • Mixed Materials box: 1
    AMP Incorporated
  • Mixed Materials box: 1
    The Anchor Packing Co.
  • Mixed Materials box: 1
    Anderson Co. (Wipers)
  • Mixed Materials box: 1
    Ansul Chemical Co,
  • Mixed Materials box: 1
    Apex Steps
  • Mixed Materials box: 1
    ARC Grip (Belt Idlers)
  • Mixed Materials box: 1
    The Arcotorque Co.
  • Mixed Materials box: 2
    Argentinian State Ry Trucks
  • Mixed Materials box: 2
    Armstrong Cork
  • Mixed Materials box: 2
    Arrow Safety Device Co.
  • Mixed Materials box: 2
    Arrow, Hart and Hegeman
  • Mixed Materials box: 2
    ASCO
  • Mixed Materials box: 2
    Ashcroft Gauges
  • Mixed Materials box: 2
    The Ashton Valve Company
  • Mixed Materials box: 2
    Atlantic India Rubber
  • Mixed Materials box: 2
    Auth. Signaling Equipment
  • Mixed Materials box: 2
    Automatic Switch Co.
  • Mixed Materials box: 2
    The Babcock & Wilcox Company
  • Mixed Materials box: 2
    Baldwin Duckworth
  • Mixed Materials box: 2
    Baldwin Hamilton Co.
  • Mixed Materials box: 2
    Band-It B-10 Catalog
  • Mixed Materials box: 2
    Barber Coleman
  • Mixed Materials box: 2
    Barber Coleman- Services
  • Mixed Materials box: 2
    The Barco.
  • Mixed Materials box: 2
    Barco Speed Recorders
  • Mixed Materials box: 2
    Barco Speed Recorders
  • Mixed Materials box: 2
    Barco Speed Recorders
  • Mixed Materials box: 2
    Batavia Metal Products Corporation
  • Mixed Materials box: 2
    Black Mountain Corp. (Mine Cars)
  • Mixed Materials box: 2
    Black Savills & Bryson
  • Mixed Materials box: 2
    Black Savills & Bryson
  • Mixed Materials box: 2
    Blow Knox
  • Mixed Materials box: 2
    Blow Knox Division
  • Mixed Materials box: 2
    Blower Boots
  • Mixed Materials box: 2
    Bowwey Forge
  • Mixed Materials box: 3
    Buda
  • Mixed Materials box: 3
    The Buda Company
  • Mixed Materials box: 3
    Buda Engines
  • Mixed Materials box: 3
    Buell (Air Horns)
  • Mixed Materials box: 3
    Buffalo Forge (Fans)
  • Mixed Materials box: 3
    Buffalo Forge Company
  • Mixed Materials box: 3
    Buffalo Forge Co.
  • Mixed Materials box: 3
    Capitol Gear (Auto-Engine Works)
  • Mixed Materials box: 3
    Cardwell Westinghouse
  • Mixed Materials box: 3
    Caterpillar Model Drawings (D-311 - D-399)
  • Mixed Materials box: 4
    Caterpillar Engine (D-318)
  • Mixed Materials box: 4
    Caterpillar Misc.
  • Mixed Materials box: 5
    Caterpillar Tractor Co. (D-324 - 4600)
  • Mixed Materials box: 5
    Caterpillar Company Sales Orders
  • Mixed Materials box: 5
    Coach & Car Equipment Corp.
  • Mixed Materials box: 5
    Cochrane Corporation
  • Mixed Materials box: 5
    C.H. Wheeler Manufacturing
  • Mixed Materials box: 5
    Chicago Pneumatic
  • Mixed Materials box: 5
    Chicago-Pneumatic Speed Recorders
  • Mixed Materials box: 5
    Consolidated Car Heating
  • Mixed Materials box: 5
    Continental Motors
  • Mixed Materials box: 5
    Cooper Bessemer
  • Mixed Materials box: 5
    Coordinated Transport (Draft gear and insulated wheels)
  • Mixed Materials box: 5
    Couplers (Wilson)
  • Mixed Materials box: 5
    Coxhead Corporation
  • Mixed Materials box: 5
    Cummins
  • Mixed Materials box: 5
    Cummin's Engines Co Drawings
  • Mixed Materials box: 5
    Cummin's Engine Co.
  • Mixed Materials box: 5
    Cummin's Diesel Engine Co.
  • Mixed Materials box: 6
    Cummin's Diesel Engine Co. (Parts List)
  • Mixed Materials box: 6
    Cutler Hammers
  • Mixed Materials box: 6
    The Electric Auto-Lite Company
  • Mixed Materials box: 6
    E. W Vanduzen Co.
  • Mixed Materials box: 6
    Tuthill Pump
  • Mixed Materials box: 6
    Twin Disc Clutch Company
  • Mixed Materials box: 6
    Union Switch & Signal Company
  • Mixed Materials box: 7
    Union Switch & Signal Company
  • Mixed Materials box: 7
    United States Gauge
  • Mixed Materials box: 7
    Vapor Heater Corporation
  • Mixed Materials box: 7
    Vapor Clarkson Co.
  • Mixed Materials box: 7
    Vapor Car Heating Co.
  • Mixed Materials box: 7
    Valve Pilot Corp
  • Mixed Materials box: 7
    Viking
  • Mixed Materials box: 8
    Waldron
  • Mixed Materials box: 8
    Walworth
  • Mixed Materials box: 8
    Walker Charm Manufacturing
  • Mixed Materials box: 8
    Walter Kidde & CO.
  • Mixed Materials box: 8
    Watson McDaniel Co.
  • Mixed Materials box: 8
    Weatherhead
  • Mixed Materials box: 8
    Weston Instruments
  • Mixed Materials box: 8
    Weston Instruments
  • Mixed Materials box: 8
    Westinghouse
  • Mixed Materials box: 8
    Westinghouse Air Brake Company
  • Mixed Materials box: 8
    Westinghouse Electric Corp.
  • Mixed Materials box: 8
    Westinghouse Quick Selector
  • Mixed Materials box: 8
    W. E. Corp
  • Mixed Materials box: 8
    Westinghouse E. T. & E. S. B.
  • Mixed Materials box: 9
    Wheel Truing Brake Shoe Co.
  • Mixed Materials box: 9
    Wing MFG Company
  • Mixed Materials box: 9
    Wisconsin Motor Corp
  • Mixed Materials box: 9
    Young Windows of America
  • Mixed Materials box: 9
    Whitcomb Locomotive Co.
  • Mixed Materials box: 9
    Yates-American Machine Company
  • Mixed Materials box: 9
    Yates Water Core Section
  • Mixed Materials box: 9
    Young Oil Cores
  • Mixed Materials box: 10
    Young Radiator Company
Series 10: Whitcomb Renewal Parts Books
2 Linear Feet 2 record cartons
1958-1961
Scope and Contents

Renewal parts were provided by Baldin-Lima-Hamilton. Arranged chronologically by Baldwin sales order number and date. Parts include bolts, bars, brackets, etc. Information includes part description, part number, material specification, date issued, and date order.