Release: NBER Macrohistory Database
Series Is Presented Here As Three Variables--(1)--Original Data, 1870-1926 (2)--Original Data, 1925-1950 (3)--Original Data, 1941-1961. Orders For Which No Month Is Indicated In The Source Have Here Been Distributed Over The Whole Year By NBER. For Security Reasons Orders From The Transportation Corps Were Not Given In 1952 And 1953. In Order To Maintain Continuity During The Korean War Years Two Sets Of Figures For 1951 Are Presented. The Data Presented Within The Chronology Of The Variable Excludes Tansportation Corps Orders. The Data Including These Orders (41 In April, 20 In July, 129 Undated) Are As Follows: Annual Total--3935; January--209; February--156; March--710; April--186; May--624; June--212; July--146; August--238; September--657; October--214; November--407; December--176. In Normal Times Transportation Corps Orders Do Not Make A Great Difference. Beginning In 1960, Data Exclude Industrial Orders. Source: Annual Lists Of Equipment Orders Are Published In "Railway Age", January Review Issues; Also From Worksheets In NBER Files
This NBER data series q06026c appears on the NBER website in Chapter 6 at http://www.nber.org/databases/macrohistory/contents/chapter06.html.
NBER Indicator: q06026c
National Bureau of Economic Research, New Orders of Locomotives, Including Undated Orders for United States [Q0626CUSQ481NNBR], retrieved from FRED, Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis; https://fred.stlouisfed.org/series/Q0626CUSQ481NNBR, August 26, 2016.