Blackman Geared Steam Locomotive
Geared Steam Locomotive Works ©
Blackman Brothers (designers) - Mukilteo, Washington - Built by the North Pacific Iron Works of Seattle in August, 1881. Patented in August, 1883. Only one was produced.
William Gage (owner) - near Mt. Vernon, Washington - The locomotive was successfully used on Mr. Gage's broad gauge logging railroad, the rails of which consisted of 3" X 5" maple rails.
The locomotive weighed 3 tons and developed ten horsepower.
Source - "Logging Railroads in Skagit County" - photos - Walt Taubeneck and Marysville Historical Society.
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The two images just below were from a photo taken in Snohomish County, Washington shortly before the locomotive was sold to William Gage.
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