History of the Baldwin Locomotive Works, 1831-1902 (Google eBook)

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Edgell Co., 1903 - Baldwin locomotives - 96 pages
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Page 31 - ... with the four front drivers combined in a flexible truck. For this machine Mr. Baldwin secured a patent, August 25, 1842. Its principal characteristic features are now matters of history, but they deserve here a brief mention. The engine was on six wheels, all connected as drivers. The rear wheels were placed rigidly in the frames, usually behind the firebox, with inside bearings. The cylinders were inclined, and with outside connections. The four remaining wheels had inside journals running...
Page 55 - ... the Baldwin Locomotive Works has borne its part, and it only remains to state briefly its contributions in this direction. The production of the establishment during the six years from 1855 to 1860, inclusive, was as follows: forty-seven engines in 1855; fifty-nine in 1856; sixty-six in 1857; thirty-three in 1858; seventy in 1859; and eighty-three in 1860. The greater number of these were of the ordinary type, four drivers coupled, and a four-wheeled truck, and varying in weight from fifteen...
Page 47 - 56, and '57, fourteen of the same dimensions were built for the Cleveland and Pittsburg Railroad ; four for the Pittsburg, Fort Wayne and Chicago Railroad ; and one for the Marietta and Cincinnati Railroad. In 1858 and '59, one was constructed for the South Carolina Railroad, of the same size, and six lighter ten-wheelers, with cylinders fifteen and a half by twenty-two, and four-feet drivers, and two with cylinders sixteen by twenty-two, and four-feet drivers, were sent out to railroads in Cuba....
Page 10 - Ironsides," and tried on the road, November 23, 1832. The circumstances of the trial are fully preserved, and are given, farther on, in the extracts from the journals of the day. Despite some imperfections, naturally occurring in a first effort, and which were afterward to a great extent remedied, the engine was, for that early day, a marked and gratifying success. It was put at once into service, as appears from the company's advertisement three days after the trial, and did duty on the Germantown...
Page 55 - Media," built for the West Chester and Philadelphia Railroad Company, waterpipes extending from the crown obliquely downward and curving to the sides of the firebox at the bottom, were successfully used for the purpose. The adoption of the link motion may be regarded as the dividing line between the present and the early and transitional stage of locomotive practice. Changes since that event have been principally in matters of detail, but it is the gradual perfection of these details which has made...
Page 7 - Philadelphia, in 1817. Two years later he opened a small shop, in the same line of business, on his own account. The demand for articles of this character falling off, however, he formed a partnership, in 1825, with David Mason, a machinist, in the manufacture of bookbinders' tools and cylinders for calico printing.
Page 78 - June, 1887, being two six-wheeled engines of three feet six inches gauge for the Mie Kie mines. Mr. William H. Morrow, a partner since January 1, 1886, and who had been previously associated with the business since 1871, died February 19, 1888. The demand for steam motors for street railway service attained large proportions at this period, and ninety-five were built during the years 1888 and 1889. Two rack-rail locomotives on the Riggenbach system, one with a single...
Page 73 - Mogul" locomotives (nineteen by twenty-four cylinders, driving-wheels four and one-half feet in diameter) were constructed early in 1878 for two Russian Railways (the Koursk Charkof Azof, and the Orel Griazi). The definite order for these locomotives was only received on the sixteenth of December, 1877, and, as all were required to be delivered in Russia by the following May, especial despatch was necessary. The working force was increased from eleven hundred to twentythree hundred men in about two...
Page 58 - Nashville Railroad Company. This was the first instance of the use of the Bissell truck in the Baldwin Works. These engines, however, were not of the regular Mogul...
Page 26 - The time had now arrived when the increase of business on railroads demanded more powerful locomotives. It had for some years been felt that for freight traffic the engine with one pair of drivers was insufficient. Mr. Baldwin's engine had the single pair of drivers placed back of the fire-box ; that made by Mr. Norris, one pair in front of the fire-box. An engine with two pairs of drivers, one pair in front and one pair behind the fire-box, was the next logical step, and Mr. Henry R. Campbell, of...

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