List of Historic Mechanical Engineering Landmarks

List of Historic Mechanical Engineering Landmarks as designated by the American Society of Mechanical Engineers since it began the program in 1971.

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Cos Cob, Connecticut

Neighborhood and census-designated place in the town of Greenwich, Connecticut.

Neighborhood and census-designated place in the town of Greenwich, Connecticut.

Cos Cob Library
The Anchorage, Cos Cob by Theodore Robinson, ca. 1894
View from the Holley House, ca. 1901 by John Henry Twachtman (1853-1902), private collection
Cos Cob Power Plant on Long Island Sound
Stricklands Pond, ca. 1911
Strickland's Pond, ca. 1910

It was designated a Historic Mechanical Engineering Landmark in 1982 by the ASME and the IEEE.

Lower building

Duquesne Incline

Funicular located near Pittsburgh's South Side neighborhood and scaling Mt. Washington in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States.

Funicular located near Pittsburgh's South Side neighborhood and scaling Mt. Washington in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States.

Lower building
The view upward when ascending the incline
Interior view looking toward the Pittsburgh skyline
Lobby of the lower station
Platform of the lower station

That year both inclines were designated as Historic Mechanical Engineering Landmarks by the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME).

Lower station of the Monongahela Incline

Monongahela Incline

Funicular located near the Smithfield Street Bridge in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

Funicular located near the Smithfield Street Bridge in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

Lower station of the Monongahela Incline
Lower station of the Monongahela Incline
Monongahela Incline (right) and the Monongahela Freight Incline (left) in 1905. The latter has been demolished.
Interior of the lower station.
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P. & L.E. Ry. Pittsburgh and Lake Erie Railroad station on far riverbank, and two inclines: Monongahela Freight Incline (L) and Monongahela Incline (R), on Mt. Washington, c.1905

In 1977 both inclines were designated as Historic Mechanical Engineering Landmarks by the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME).

Aerial view of former linear accelerator

SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory

United States Department of Energy National Laboratory operated by Stanford University under the programmatic direction of the U.S. Department of Energy Office of Science and located in Menlo Park, California.

United States Department of Energy National Laboratory operated by Stanford University under the programmatic direction of the U.S. Department of Energy Office of Science and located in Menlo Park, California.

Aerial view of former linear accelerator
Aerial view of former linear accelerator
The entrance to SLAC in Menlo Park
Research at SLAC has produced three Nobel Prizes in Physics
SLAC 3 km Klystron Gallery above the beamline Accelerator
Part of the SLAC beamline
SLC pit and detector
Inside view of the SLD
Fermi Gamma-ray Space Telescope

In 1984 the laboratory was named an ASME National Historic Engineering Landmark and an IEEE Milestone.

Siegfried Marcus 1831-1898

Siegfried Marcus

German inventor.

German inventor.

Siegfried Marcus 1831-1898
Blasting machine, "Wiener Zünder" (Viennese Igniter), 1864
Monument at Vienna Technical Museum
Golden Cross of Merit
Marcus cart of 1870
Marcus Car of 1875

The car was named a Historic Mechanical Engineering Landmark by the American Society of Mechanical Engineers.

The on her maiden voyage

SS Great Britain

Museum ship and former passenger steamship that was advanced for her time.

Museum ship and former passenger steamship that was advanced for her time.

The on her maiden voyage
Artist's impression of
Replica of Great Britains original six-bladed propeller on the museum ship. This propeller proved totally unsatisfactory in service and was quickly replaced with a four-bladed model.
A painting of the launch in 1843
Launch of Great Britain at Bristol, July 1843
Fitting out in the Bristol Floating Harbour, April 1844. This historic photograph by William Talbot is believed to be the first ever taken of a ship.
Sketch of Great Britain. The lower image shows the internal arrangement of her decks and machinery.
A model of Great Britains engines
Looking down one aisle of the reconstructed dining saloon in the museum ship SS Great Britain
The main funnel
Stranded in Dundrum Bay, 1846
Great Britain in 1853, after her refit to four masts
The ship's mizzen mast in Port Stanley
The air seal around Great Britains hull.
Aboard SS Great Britain

In 1984 the SS Great Britain was designated as a Historic Mechanical Engineering Landmark by the American Society of Mechanical Engineers, the fourth such designation outside the USA.

A train on the final section

Pilatus Railway

Mountain railway in Switzerland and is the steepest rack railway in the world, with a maximum gradient of 48% and an average gradient of 35%.

Mountain railway in Switzerland and is the steepest rack railway in the world, with a maximum gradient of 48% and an average gradient of 35%.

A train on the final section
Share of the Pilatus Railway Company, issued 1. July 1888; founder's share
The train ready to leave, 4 June 1889
Pilatus Railway Time Table from 1905
A railcar at the summit station
Alpnachstad station; note the inclination of the platform behind the building
The Locher system rack and pinion
The tracks are laid without ballast.
A turnout consisting of a bridge that rotates about its lengthwise axle
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The two row transfer table in Pilatus Railway, one edge also serving as a passenger platform

The Pilatus Railway was named a Historic Mechanical Engineering Landmark by the American Society of Mechanical Engineers in 2001.

The Tevatron (background) and Main Injector rings

Tevatron

Circular particle accelerator in the United States, at the Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory (also known as Fermilab), east of Batavia, Illinois, and is the second highest energy particle collider ever built, after the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) of the European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN) near Geneva, Switzerland.

Circular particle accelerator in the United States, at the Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory (also known as Fermilab), east of Batavia, Illinois, and is the second highest energy particle collider ever built, after the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) of the European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN) near Geneva, Switzerland.

The Tevatron (background) and Main Injector rings

On September 27, 1993, the cryogenic cooling system of the Tevatron Accelerator was named an International Historic Landmark by the American Society of Mechanical Engineers.

The Great Falls of the Passaic River.

Great Falls (Passaic River)

Prominent waterfall, 77 ft high, on the Passaic River in the city of Paterson in Passaic County, New Jersey, United States.

Prominent waterfall, 77 ft high, on the Passaic River in the city of Paterson in Passaic County, New Jersey, United States.

The Great Falls of the Passaic River.
The Great Falls in January 2019 with a characteristic rainbow.
Statue of Hamilton overlooking the falls
Engraving after a drawing of the falls made by Thomas Pownall in the 1750s
Viewing area after 8 inches (200 mm) of rain drenched Northern New Jersey during the second week of April 2007.
The falls after Hurricane Irene.
The new amphitheater opened in October 2018 at Overlook Park.

The Great Falls' raceway and power systems were designated a National Historic Civil Engineering Landmark and a National Historic Mechanical Engineering Landmark in 1977.

Texas, photographed in 2014 in her berth at the San Jacinto Battleground, near Houston. She is wearing Measure 21 camouflage as she did in 1945.

USS Texas (BB-35)

Museum ship and former United States Navy.

Museum ship and former United States Navy.

Texas, photographed in 2014 in her berth at the San Jacinto Battleground, near Houston. She is wearing Measure 21 camouflage as she did in 1945.
Texas in World War I (after July 1916 and before October 1917): The two large steel towers are her lattice masts, which were replaced with a tripod version during her modernization overhaul in 1925–1926
3"/50 caliber antiaircraft gun on platform atop a boat crane on Texas, installed in 1916 and said to be the first AA gun installation on a US battleship
Crewmen of Texas pose for a picture on top of one of the turrets' main battery guns, 1918
Naval ships have their own post office and postmaster aboard. Postmark from Texas during interwar period.
Texas in the Gatun Locks, while transiting the Panama Canal en route to the US east coast, 21 June 1937
Texas off Norfolk, Virginia, 15 March 1943
Rear admiral Carleton F. Bryant (left) and Captain Charles A. Baker, Commanding Officer of USS Texas aboard with a German 240mm (9.4) dud shell that hit the ship during the bombardment of Battery Hamburg, east of Cherbourg, France, on 25 June 1944.
A heavy German coast artillery shell falls between Texas (in the background) and USS Arkansas (BB-33) while the two battleships were engaging Battery Hamburg during the battle of Cherbourg, France, 25 June 1944
USS Texas in 2012
Battleship Texas
Texas seen at sunrise at the end of 2007; the obelisk in the background is the San Jacinto Monument

Nevertheless, Texas was designated a National Historic Mechanical Engineering Landmark by the American Society of Mechanical Engineers in 1975, and a National Historic Landmark by the National Park Service in 1976.