Baldwin Locomotive Works demolition photograph, 1937

Permanent ID:
October 1, 1937
Image Description:
Matthew W. Baldwin founded the Baldwin Locomotive Works in 1825 to build steam engines. Baldwin was responsible for creating the world's first steam locomotive nicknamed "old ironsides." By the twentieth century, the company had been outpaced by newer more efficient forms of energy. Electric and deisel had replaced steam and Baldwin never fully recovered. The company declared bankrupcy in 1938 and then reemerged with different management embracing deisel and electric. The company was subsumed by Greyhound in 1965 and continues to manufacture specialty engines to this day.

In 1937 Baldwin had their Broad and Spring Garden location demolished and moved their operation to south of Philadelphia in Eddystone, PA.

This online record contains one image from folder 2576 of the Philadelphia Record photograph morgue.
Broad and Spring Garden Streets, Philadelphia
Black and white
Width: 16.8 cm, Height: 21.8 cm
Philadelphia Record photograph morgue
Related Person or Organization:
Baldwin Locomotive Works (depicted)
Library of Congress Subjects:
Baldwin Locomotive Works [info:lc/authorities/names/n88074192]
Baldwin, Matthew [info:lc/authorities/names/no2004009643]
Spring Garden (Philadelphia, Pa.) [info:lc/authorities/names/n2001078909]
Manufacturing industries [info:lc/authorities/subjects/sh97001369]
Steam-engines [info:lc/authorities/subjects/sh85127673]
Demolition [info:lc/vocabulary/graphicMaterials/tgm002978]