FINDING AID FOR THE
HOOSAC TUNNEL COLLECTION
at the NORTH ADAMS PUBLIC LIBRARY
North Adams, Mass. 01247

Compiled by Gary Smith, MLS ~ May 2003

(c) 2003 North Adams Public Library

 


 
TABLE OF CONTENTS
First Page
Physical Description
Explanations and                       Abbreviations  
Notes on the Collection
Historical Notes
Materials Descriptions:
   Photographs 
   Stereoviews: Card
   Stereographs

   Stereoviews on paper
       (positive and negative prints)
   Postcards
   Broadsheets
   Engineering Drawings              and Statistics                                      (single sheets)
   Drawings and Printed                Illustrations
   Maps
   Books, Pamphlets, and              Reports
      (cataloged in NAPL OPAC)
       (not cataloged in NAPL OPAC)

  Manuscripts
    (cataloged in NAPL OPAC)
     (not cataloged in NAPL OPAC)

  Scrapbooks
     (cataloged in NAPL OPAC)

  Articles
     (bound & cat. in NAPL OPAC)

  Letters (1875-1951)
  Newpaper Clippings and            Articles, etc. 
  Microfilm
  Video Recordings
  Hoosac Tunnel Centennial       and Post-Centennial              Materials

MATERIALS DESCRIPTION:
ENGINEERING DRAWINGS AND STATISTICS

(SINGLE SHEETS)

All produced 1860s-1870s.
Arranged alphabetically by creator, followed by anonymous works alphabetically by title.

[NOTE: Items with acquisition numbers 2002-1-11 through 2002-1-38, all from the Ruth Browne collection, were found in a canvas envelope with a card inside that reads: "E.B. Patton estate-- plans for Hoosac Tunnel-- from R.I. Pawtuckett. Donated Delbert J. Hayden, 361 Pearse Rd., Swansee, MA 02777."]

[NOTE: Items with accession numbers FIC HT 2 through FIC HT 6 were found together,

and 4 out of the 5 are labeled by A.W. Locke.]


Frost, Benjamin D. Diagram of Excavation and Consruction; -- Hoosac Tunnel,-- On the Troy and Greenfield R.R./ Benj[ami]n. D. Frost. Engineer; drawing on blue paper. [2002-1-25] [FF]

Frost, Benjamin D.
Diagrams of Excavation and Construction; -- Hoosac Tunnel, -- On the Troy and Greenfield R.R. Benj[ami]n. D. Frost. Engineer; drawing on vellum. [2002-1-21] [FF]

Frost, Benjamin D.
Standards for the alignment at upper floor of central shaft. Benj. D. Frost, Engineer, Hoosac Tunnel, North Adams, Mass., May 30.1871; drawing on vellum. [2002-1-28] [FF]

Locke, A.W.
[Design for arch/entrance of Hoosac Tunnel.] Mechanical drawing, ink on paper (18.75 x 14.5"). [FIC HT 3] [FF]

Locke, A.W.
[Design for arches/entrance of Hoosac Tunnel.] Mechanical drawing, ink on paper (19.5 x 4.5"). [FIC HT 2] [FF]

Locke, A.W.
[No Title). Mechanical drawing, ink on paper (20.5 x 14.5"). [FIC HT 5] [FF]

Locke, A.W.
Stone stairway with details. A.W. Locke. 1874. Mechanical drawing, ink on paper (20 x 14.5"). [FIC HT 4] [FF]

Locke (?), A.W.
Front and Side View of Crank; Shaft for Heavy Gearing. Mechanical drawing, ink on paper (19.5 x 11"). Unsigned, but found with 4 other drawings [FIC HT 2 through FIC HT 5] signed by A.W. Locke. [FIC HT 6] [FF]

Arching at West End Hoosac Tunnel; drawing, black and red ink on paper. [2002-1-26] [FF]

Bench Carriage. West Shaft, Hoosac Tunnel. Feb. 22nd, 1871; drawing, ink on vellum tracing cloth. [2002-1-12] [FF]

Bench Carriage. West Shaft, Hoosac Tunnel. Feb.22nd, 1874; drawing on vellum. [2002-1-18] [FF]

Cage for West Shaft Hoosac Tunnel; drawing, ink with notes and measurements in red ink. [2002-1-14] [FF]

Car for Cage West Shaft; drawing on paper. [2002-1-17] [FF]

Central Shaft…Well of the Shaft; [looks like a reproduction of a drawing] [2002-1-24] [FF]

Forgings of Cages of West Shaft. Hoosac Tunnel…June 1st, 1864; drawing on vellum. [2002-1-20] [FF]

General Diagram of Arch for B.N. Farren's Contract. Hoosac Tunnel/ 1875/ Benj D. Frost/ Chief Engineer; drawing on vellum. [2002-1-23] [FF]

General Plan of Guide Frame for Buckets at Central Shaft; Chief Engineer Office. Hoosac Tunnel. May 21st, 1866. Drawing on vellum. [2002-1-19] [FF]

Hoosac Tunnel/ Central Shaft/ Section on/ Transverse Diameter; drawing on paper; 44.75 x 12.25 "] [2002-1-38] [FF]

Hoosac Tunnel. Frame to Support Pumping Gear, at West New Shaft; drawing on vellum. [2002-1-30] [FF]

1 Profil du Souterrain. 2 Chandelier a cremalliere 3 Profil du Souterrain avec les Ordonnes calculees 4 Clou a tete percee 5 Clou de garde [= 1 Profile of the tunnel
2 Candlestick in pot-hanger 3 Profileof the tunnel with ordinates calculated 4 Spike with pierced head 5 Guarded spike]; drawing on vellum. [2002-1-32] [FF]


Return of Work done on the Hoosac Tunnel, under W. & F. Shanley's Contract for the Month ending…Together with the Force of Men, &c., employed during the Month; sheet of statistics, printed. (21.75 x 27.5") [2002-1-13] [FF]

Section of Tunnel showing Areas; drawing on vellum. [2002-1-15] [FF]

Standards for Surface Alignment Piers adjacent to Central Shaft Hoosac Tunnel; drawing on vellum. [2002-1-31] [FF]

Standard for the Alignment at the [Upper] floor of Central Shaft Hoosac Tunnel;   drawing on vellum. [2002-1-34] [FF]

Straps &c. for 4 in. Plunger Pump at Central Shaft. For details see tracing dated Jan. 26, 1867; drawing, black and red ink on paper. [2002-1-27] [FF]

[Trains.] Drawings/plans, on blue paper, dated 3/1/32. Purchased June 2002 from Jonathan Webster, Concord, NH. [FIC HT 53] [HT #2]

Untitled, parts labeled [Benne a eau; 2 Attache de benne; 3 Crochet de benne; 4 Benne a terrassement; 5 Benne de terrassement sur [rouls ?]; 6 Details du gabarit; 7 Gabarit= Water bucket; 2 Bucket strap; 3 Bucket hook; 4 Earth bucket; 5 Earth bucket on rollers; 6 Details of the frameboard; 7 Frameboard.]; drawing on vellum. [2002-1-16] [FF]

Untitled [Central or West Shaft structures and machinery]; drawing, ink and colors on canvas backing. [2002-1-11] [FF]

Untitled [Earth bucket or cage?]; drawing, ink and pencil on paper. [2002-1-22] [FF]

Untitled [Three drawings on one page, showing machinery made to fit on rails, possibly for central shaft.]; drawing on vellum. [2002-1-37] [FF]

Untitled [Timber framing and some brickwork for the west portal; six drawings on page.]; drawing on vellum. [2002-1-35] [FF]

Untitled [Timber framing for the west end; six drawings on page.]; drawing on vellum. [2002-1-36] [FF]

Untitled [machinery]. drawing on vellum. [2002-1-29] [FF]

Walking Beam for Central Shaft Pumping Arrangement. Chief Engineers Office Hoosac Tunnel. Jan. 1st 1867; drawing on vellum. [2002-1-33] [FF]