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Title
[Southern Pacific Railroad Sacramento Shops complex: interior of Boiler Shop]
Date
Not dated
Description
1 photographic print ; 6-1/2 x 8-1/4 in.
Subject(s)
Summary
Interior view of Boiler Shop looking north. Boilers and truss work are on a dirt floor. At the Boiler Shop, boilers, tanks, and even smokestacks were manufactured and repaired by shearing, rolling, flanging and riveting thick metal plate. Steamboat boilers, generally larger than those on locomotives, also were routinely manufactured. In the early days most machines were hand-operated. Pneumatic and hydraulic power later took over many of the tasks.
Owning
Institution
California State Railroad Museum Library
Copyright
CSRM Library
Filing
Location
SACRAMENTO SHOPS ALBUMS
Other
Formats
CSRM Negative 17991F (glass plate)
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