National Museum of American History, Transport Collection, Washington, DC Photos

The Smithsonian's National Museum of American History features a collection of transport history covering rail and auto modes.

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Smithsonian National Museum of American History on National Mall. Washington, DC.Conestoga Wagon had curved bottoms to keep goods from sliding off the ends at National Museum of American History. Washington, DC.Delivery wagon at National Museum of American History. Washington, DC.Hansom cab where driver sat behind passengers at National Museum of American History. Washington, DC.
Smithsonian National Museum of American History (1980) on National Mall. Washington, DC. Architect: McKim Mead & White. Conestoga Wagon (c1840-50) had curved bottoms to keep goods from sliding off the ends at National Museum of American History. Washington, DC.Delivery wagon (c1900) at National Museum of American History. Washington, DC.Hansom cab (c1900) where driver sat behind passengers at National Museum of American History. Washington, DC.
Hansom cab doors to passenger cabin at National Museum of American History. Washington, DC.John Bull Locomotive on section of first American iron rail bridge from Pennsylvania at National Museum of American History. Washington, DC.John Bull Locomotive imported from England to serve America's rail link from New York to Philadelphia at National Museum of American History. Washington, DC.John Bull Locomotive from England had to have guide wheels added to keep from derailing on uneven American track at National Museum of American History. Washington, DC.
Hansom cab (c1900) doors to passenger cabin at National Museum of American History. Washington, DC.John Bull Locomotive (1831) on section of first American iron rail bridge (1845) from Pennsylvania at National Museum of American History. Washington, DC.John Bull Locomotive (1831) imported from England to serve America's rail link from New York to Philadelphia at National Museum of American History. Washington, DC.John Bull Locomotive (1831) from England had to have guide wheels added to keep from derailing on uneven American track at National Museum of American History. Washington, DC.
Steam locomotive Jupiter by Baldwin Locomotive Works of Philadelphia at National Museum of American History. Washington, DC.Steam locomotive Jupiter originally worked a narrow gauge railway in Santa Cruz, CA at National Museum of American History. Washington, DC.Jupiter steam locomotive in American History Museum. Washington, DC.Details of Steam locomotive Jupiter & tender at National Museum of American History. Washington, DC.
Steam locomotive Jupiter (1876) by Baldwin Locomotive Works of Philadelphia at National Museum of American History. Washington, DC.Steam locomotive Jupiter (1876) originally worked a narrow gauge railway in Santa Cruz, CA at National Museum of American History. Washington, DC.Jupiter locomotive (1876) used in Santa Clara, CA for agriculture transport in American History Museum. Washington, DC.Details of Steam locomotive Jupiter (1876) & tender at National Museum of American History. Washington, DC.
Electric streetcar used by Capital Traction Co. at National Museum of American History. Washington, DC.Electric streetcar used by Capital Traction Co. at National Museum of American History. Washington, DC.Southern Railway Ps-4 class steam locomotive #1401 which pulled President Franklin Roosevelt's funeral train at National Museum of American History. Washington, DC.Drive wheel details of Southern Railway Ps-4 class steam locomotive #1401 at National Museum of American History. Washington, DC.
Electric streetcar (1898) used by Capital Traction Co. at National Museum of American History. Washington, DC.Electric streetcar (1898) used by Capital Traction Co. at National Museum of American History. Washington, DC.Southern Railway Ps-4 class steam locomotive #1401 (1926) which pulled President Franklin Roosevelt's funeral train at National Museum of American History. Washington, DC.Drive wheel details of Southern Railway Ps-4 class steam locomotive #1401 (1926) at National Museum of American History. Washington, DC.
Cab details of Southern Railway Ps-4 class steam locomotive #1401 at National Museum of American History. Washington, DC.Nose of Southern Railway Ps-4 class steam locomotive #1401 at National Museum of American History. Washington, DC.Ps-4 class steam locomotive which pulled F.D. Roosevelt's funeral train in American History Museum. Washington, DC.Winton touring car Vermont in which H. Nelson Jackson & Sewall K. Crocker & dog Bud completed the first motor trip across the USA at National Museum of American History. Washington, DC.
Cab details of Southern Railway Ps-4 class steam locomotive #1401 (1926) at National Museum of American History. Washington, DC.Nose of Southern Railway Ps-4 class steam locomotive #1401 (1926) at National Museum of American History. Washington, DC.Ps-4 class steam locomotive (1926-51) which pulled F.D. Roosevelt's funeral train in American History Museum. Washington, DC.Winton touring car Vermont (1903) in which H. Nelson Jackson & Sewall K. Crocker & dog Bud completed the first motor trip across the USA at National Museum of American History. Washington, DC.
Goggles for Bud the dog used on first motor trip across the USA at National Museum of American History. Washington, DC.Collection of automobile maker radiator emblems by year at National Museum of American History. Washington, DC.Toy vehicles at National Museum of American History. Washington, DC.Columbia Electric Runabout at National Museum of American History. Washington, DC.
Goggles for Bud the dog used on first motor trip across the USA at National Museum of American History. Washington, DC.Collection of automobile maker radiator emblems by year at National Museum of American History. Washington, DC.Toy vehicles at National Museum of American History. Washington, DC.Columbia Electric Runabout (1904) at National Museum of American History. Washington, DC.
Ford Model T Touring Car at National Museum of American History. Washington, DC.Ford Model T roadster in an historic garage at National Museum of American History. Washington, DC.Lincoln Highway marker to mark route of first road from New York to California at National Museum of American History. Washington, DC.Oakland sedan at National Museum of American History. Washington, DC.
Ford Model T Touring Car (1913) at National Museum of American History. Washington, DC.Ford Model T roadster (1926) in an historic garage at National Museum of American History. Washington, DC.Lincoln Highway marker (1928) to mark route of first road from New York to California at National Museum of American History. Washington, DC.Oakland sedan (1929) at National Museum of American History. Washington, DC.
36-passenger Dodge school bus at National Museum of American History. Washington, DC.Collection of autos, buses & motorcycles at National Museum of American History. Washington, DC.Ford Country Squire station wagon at National Museum of American History. Washington, DC.
36-passenger Dodge school bus (1936) at National Museum of American History. Washington, DC.Collection of autos, buses & motorcycles at National Museum of American History. Washington, DC.Ford Country Squire station wagon (1955) at National Museum of American History. Washington, DC.

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