Here's an interesting one of a train crossing the Cajon Pass in So. California. This card was published by Fred Harvey, the concessionaire who ran all the hotels and restaurants along the Sante Fe line. Anyone heard of the Harvey Girls?
What a great thread. Here are the front and back of one from Goliad Texas for the "Association Special" in 1912. I think this was Black Baptists- Card came from Jack Johnson's dad's family (yes that Jack Johnson).
Here are two of The Mastodon the barge in New Orleans to get rail cars across the Mississippi.
A group with some relationship to the topic- first two staged at fairs I think (a pretty common form but fun to see). Third is labeled "A Truck Train" and its of black troops with Pershing chasing around Northern Mexico (wish I still had this one).
Ok, last one, eer, three. First I found in Texas and think its up near Brenham but I don't know for that for certain. 2nd pic is a pair of engines in the shop or storage- alas no ID at all
And finally a true rarity. There is a site that has information on all known train engines ever built. They list this one as No Known Photographs. The logging locomotive engines with geared wheels are pretty incredible. Will try to find my notes about this one, it is unsent.
Quote: There is a site that has information on all known train engines ever built. They list this one as No Known Photographs. The logging locomotive engines with geared wheels are pretty incredible.
I'm not sure I would give that much credibility. If there are NKP, how do you have this one? The locomotive is a two-truck Shay of common design, about 38 tons, widely used on logging lines because the truck design could negotiate temporary or rough track. The diamond stack pegs it to late 19th century; they were used as spark arrestors, mostly in the arid West.
Dang it... Found the Geared Shay postcard but I don't have the website in my note. Will get after looking for it. The son of a serious train guy showed me the site in 2002 or so... CJP640- the website about trains said NKP that they knew of- I didn't say it...
I have a note with it that is semi-intelligible: This is a Shay 45 ton. Probably by Lima Locomotive works. C&S.E. on side is Colorado and South Eastern and was taken probably in 1907. This is a narrow gauge shaft drive (all wheels) with three cylinders on the right side, all wheels Climax form rarer than middle wheel only Heisler.
Can't quite read what is written below the light or on the plate around the 3. Will try a higher res. scan and report back later.
Here are links to two Rosters of American Steam Locomotives... The first seems more like what I remember but what site is the same since 2002 now... The last is a good link for Wheel Arrangements. Enjoy RnC