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Lambert Hoisting Engine Company builder) - Newark, New Jersey - 1907

Image and data courtesy of John Taubeneck


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Marshutz and Cantrell - (National Iron Works) - (builder) - San Francisco, California - built  September 15, 1892 - a geared gypsy locomotive

Bear Harbor Lumber Co. #1 ( Bear Harbor and Eel River Railroad) - (owner) - of northern California.

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Michigan Iron Works -  (builder) - Cadillac, Michigan - built 6 locomotives between 1882-83  designed by James Henderson.   These are locomotives are more commonly referred to as the  Henderson "Shay" 

Henderson's locomotive bore little or no resemblance to Lima's Shay for which his locomotive was "nicknamed".   It is thought the name was loosely applied by those who knew of  his licensing agreement with Ephraim Shay.    The specific design details used by Henderson that required the agreement are unknown.

The locomotive differed from the Shay in at least the following details:

  • The wheels were solid.
  • The drive shaft ran lengthwise below the center of the locomotive.
  • Side-rods were utilized between wheels on the same side of each truck.
  • Boilers were centrally located over the drivers

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Top photo:   Cummer Lumber Co. (#7 ?) - taken 08/12/1882 - named "James Thomas
3' gauge - 10 tons - original cost $3,000.140d.

Photo source: "Ungewoehnliche Dampflokomotiven"    [Extraordinary Steam Locomotives]
by Rolf Ostendorf, Stuttgart [Germany], 1978 - from the collection of the author.
Provided courtesy of Christian Halpaap of Hohenhameln-Bruendeln, Germany

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Bottom photo:   Harbor Springs and Boyne Falls Railroad - built circa 1883 - named "Meta"
The railroad was believed to be located in the Boyne Falls and Harbor Springs area of Michigan 

Photo credit: Burton Historical Collection @ University of Michigan

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Mt. Washington Cog Railway (builder & owner) - Mt. Washington, New Hampshire

The company currently has 7 steam powered "cog" geared locomotives in operation.  These very unique steam locomotives in conjunction with special track-work  were very specifically designed to transport passengers to the summit of Mt. Washington on a railroad with grades as steep as 37.4%.      
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Source:    Paul Forbes of The Mount Washington Cog Railway site - photos from same. 

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New Century Machine Works (builder) -  of Boynton, Pennsylvania

Piney Run RR #1 (Maust Lumber Co. - owner) - Boynton, Pennsylvania
The locomotive had a line shaft and gearing on the right side of the locomotive similar to that used on the Shay.

Photo from Mrs. Lillian Engle collection
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It curious to note the 20th Century Mfg Company, also of Boynton, built steam traction engines.   The unusual (for a locomotive) high mounted boiler on the New Century locomotive resembles that of a steam traction engine simply mounted atop a flat car.    The similarity in the use of "20th Century" and "New Century" in the names of the two companies in a single town seems odd if the two were not related.   Could there have been a relationship between these two concerns?     

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