Re: ACF Car files - drawings

Allen Rueter

I can answer question #2, about Barringer Collection.
Two of the people I've talked to have been quite helpful, the third person
leaves a lot to be desired. They are strict about what can be taken into the room.
Just pad of paper & pencil, no pens.

Use their on line database, and find out what info is in what boxes.
Some boxes are there at the library, others are in storage and take a few
days notice to retrive, I did have problems with this once.
I would call a week in advance, and call again the day or two before.
Take names. The price of photo copies isn't to bad, but more that kinko's
Actual copies of photos are rather steep in my opinion.

The collection of books out side the archive room is great!

If you need specific directions, contact me off list.

Allen Rueter
StLouis MO

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From: np328 <>


Sent: Monday, April 30, 2007 8:36:12 AM

Subject: [STMFC] ACF Car files - drawings

On post # 32283 on the STCF, Ed Mines, list you give mention of

ACF drawings being available at the Museum of Transportation/ St.

Louis. While researching this weekend at the Minnesota Historical

Society in the Northern Pacific files, I came upon numerous

mentions of ACF drawing numbers such as the following;

"ACF 620-6335"

May I ask what your experiences, or anyone else on this list,

have been concerning the repository of drawings located there?

I would like to obtain copies of plans from requests sent via

earth mail, however a visit in person from St. Paul, MN, where I

live, to St. Louis is not out of the question if I knew some

ground rules. One other question, and again open to the list,

has anyone researched the Barringer Collection located at the

Mercantile Library in St. Louis.

Experiences in researching there requested.

Thanks for taking the time to read this and have a good day,

James Dick

Northern Pacific Rwy. Historical Assoc.

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