Builder's Sources


American Car & Foundry Blueprints

Copies of original ACF blueprints are available from:



The Museum of Transportation

3015 Barrett Station Road

St. Louis, MO 63122


The museum's collection ranges from 1930 to 1970 and contains the original blueprints for most of the passenger cars built in that period. A catalog is available upon payment of a small fee.


Please address your correspondence to:


Nick Ohlman, Curator, Library & Archives:



American Car & Foundry Files and Photos

Copies of original ACF Bills of Material, ACF Drawing Lists and Builder Photos

are available from:



John W. Barriger III National Railroad Library
Thomas Jefferson Library Building
8001 Natural Bridge Road
St. Louis, Missouri 63121-4499


The Library offers copying services for its collection of ACF materials. Besides builder's photos and the original ACF Drawings lists, the ACF Bills of Materials are a great resource listing all parts that went into a certain lot of cars including information on suppliers, part numbers, types and quantities of materials. A great resource for the private car owner.


Please address your correspondence to:


Gregory P. Ames, Curator,


Pullman Archives


Illinois Railway Museum
PO Box 427
7000 Olson Road
Union, IL 60180

Questions about the Pullman Archives should include a mailing address and phone/fax number. The Librarians do not have access to email.

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