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Oak Grove & Georgetown Railroad #5 (owner & modifier) - A "radial planetary" gear drive system was installed by the company's shops on this narrow gauge (3ft) rod locomotive in the early 1920's. The company, a logging railroad, was located in Georgetown, Alabama. Although it is unknown how the system worked, it was thought to have functioned as intended. 

Source: Logging Railroads of Alabama. - Photo: Ed Bond collection.

Oxford Foundry & Machine Co. Ltd. (builder) - Oxford, Nova Scotia, Canada

Vertical boiler - 8 ton - 8 fixed position drivers with center 2 "blind" - 2 vertical cylinders. 

Image and data courtesy of John Taubeneck

H. K. Porter Company, Inc. (builder) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania - Geared Roster

Virginia Electric & Power Co. (owner) - Richmond, Virginia  
C/N 7228 - built 08/1936 - Std gauge - 15" x 14" cylinders - 44 tons - 0-4-0 wheel arrangement - "fireless" locomotive
Data from Lawrence HargisPorter Steam Locomotive Roster

Image from "Porter Steam Locomotives - Catalog 1943" courtesy of George Elwood 

H. K. Porter Company, Inc. (builder) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania - Geared Roster

Mead Corporation #3 (owner) - Lumberton, North Carolina
C/N 7239 - built 02/1937 - Std gauge - 18 " x 16" cylinders - 70 tons - 0-4-0 wheel Arrangement - "fireless" locomotive.   

Data from Lawrence HargisPorter Steam Locomotive Roster.. 

Survives
as Carolina Power & Light #3 at the North Carolina Transportation Museum

Image from "Porter Steam Locomotives - Catalog 1943" courtesy of George Elwood 



H. K. Porter Company, Inc. (builder) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania - Geared Roster

Carpenter Steel Company (owner) #20 - Reading, Pennsylvania  
C/N
6020 - built 06/1917 - 24" gauge - 4" x 6" cylinders - 6  tons - 0-4-0T wheel arrangement 

Lower image is close-up of the gearbox.  Note the resemblance to the Bell engine and gearbox.

Image and data from "Porter Steam Locomotives Light and Heavy".

Robb Engineering Company (builder & designer) - Amherst, Nova Scotia, Canada - built 1903

The boiler was tilted upward to help with water circulation and fire draught. 

Two cylinders were mounted next  to the boiler and at a similar upward tilted angle.  They drove disk cranks which were attached to a shaft mounted below and perpendicular to the boiler.   "This was spur geared, at a 4 to 1 ratio, with an intermediate shaft carrying chain-sprocket wheels, which drove the four carrying wheels by steel chains."  

The four wheels were mounted on "sensitive springs".   They were concave or double flanged with treads for gripping the logs used for rail ("poles").   It could haul as many as 10 loaded cars.   Note the size of the steam dome.

boiler diameter: 3 feet 4 inches boiler length: 10 feet  6 inches
boiler pressure: 125 psi cylinders: 9 inch diameter & 10 inch stroke
wheels: 3 feet in diameter weight: 11 tons
spur gear ratio: 4 to 1  

Emile Stehelin (owner) - a French migrant lumberman who operated a 15 mile long "pole" railroad to haul logs out of his timberland.   

Photo & data source: "Unusual Locomotives" by Ernest F. Carter / Frederick Muller Ltd, London 1960 p. 181
Provided courtesy of Christian Halpaap of Hohenhameln-Bruendeln, Germany

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Rose & Company (builder - unconfirmed) - San Francisco, California - prior to 1899


Madera Sugar Pine Co.
  #1 (owner)  - 36" gauge - 7 tons  -   Madera, California - locomotive  named  "Betsy".   Purchased from Madera Flume and Trading Company in 1899.  Scrapped in 1937.

Source: "Thunder in the Mountains".  Drawing:  Donald C. DeVere

 

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