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William Sykes - (designer) of Benzinger, Pennsylvania

Two
geared chain drive  locomotives of Sykes' patented design were built.  The first was built by Sykes himself. The second (pictured) was built in 1897 for Mr. Sykes by Struthers Wells and Co. using his design.  This second locomotive survived until 1949, having served railroads in three states in its life.

Source: "Willamette Locomotive"   - photo: George Sykes collection.

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Tanner & Delaney Engine Co. (builder) of Richmond, Virginia - c/n 1657 - built 1887 - The company  was later known by the name of The Pole Locomotive Company. 

The owner of this geared chain drive locomotive is unknown.    The photo of this "pole" railroad locomotive  was found by Tom Lawson at "The Three Notch Museum" in Covington County,  Alabama.  Although no pole railroads were known to operate in that county, they did exist in counties nearby.     Another T&D locomotive was purchased on December 16, 1889 by the Alabama logging concern owned by W.C. MacMahon and W.J. Buck.   Source: "The Logging Railroads of Alabama".

Tanner & Delaney Engine Co. (builder) of Richmond, Virginia - The company  was later known by the name  The Pole Locomotive Company. 

Kamper & Lewin Mfg. Co. (owner) - Hattiesburg, Mississippi 
The image depicts the company's pole road locomotive near Laurel in the late 1880's.

Image from "Steam Whistles in the Piney Woods Vol #2" courtesy of David Price 

Vulcan Iron Works (builder) - San Francisco, California  - Roster <     

Oregon Steam Navigation Co.  (owner) - named "Oregon Pony
Built 05/1861 - 5' gauge - 9"X18" cylinders -   34" drivers -  8 tons -  $4000 cost
Preserved at Marine Park, Cascade Locks, Oregon

Photo from Early Oregon Days by Edwin Culp - Caxton Press - with permission

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Vulcan Iron Works (builder) - San Francisco, California  - Roster 
This company is not the same named and more well known locomotive builder of Wilkes Barre, Pennsylvania.(1)

Caspar, South Fork, & Eastern Railway #1 (owner) - Caspar, California - built 1869 - photo circa 1885 -  The wood burning locomotive was named  "Jumbo".(2)     Built for the City Grading Co of San Francisco, California. (1)

Sources:
(1) Roy Keeley
(2) "Redwood Lumber Industry" - photo: Redwood Empire Association Coll.

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