RE: Baldwin Locomotive Works
I have a good book on Baldwin, "The Baldwin Locomotive Works 1832-1915" by John K. Brown, published by the Johns Hopkins Press. This is a business book rather than a railfan puff piece and it is very interesting to note that BLW was anything but an always-thriving business. They were often in dire need of capital, which Matthias Baldwin sometimes just simply went around begging for, if not at times nearly in the hands of financiers or receivers. One reason for this was BLW's marketing strategy. Most locomotive builders in that era had established catalogues and one would select from a few models the one which most closely met your motive power need. At Baldwins, while they did publish catalogues of expamples of their work, they had no "standard" models, every locomotive was treated as a custom job which tailored to suit a clients individual need.