NYC Lawrenceburg photo of 7301

rhensley_anderson Nov 15, 2020

  1. rhensley_anderson

    rhensley_anderson TrainBoard Supporter

    1,489
    1,229
    45
    The locomotive is at Lawrenceburg and is numbered 7301. That was an 0-6-0. It was scrapped in 1929. The photo was taken somewhat before 1918 with the 5 men lined up on the front. Both of the men on the ends are Dan Jones great grandfathers. Left is Ben Garman, right is Grover Thornton.

    Dan Jones supplied the photo.

    Jones_1_a.jpg
     
  2. fitz

    fitz Staff Member

    9,512
    1,826
    136
    Great history, Roger.
     
  3. rhensley_anderson

    rhensley_anderson TrainBoard Supporter

    1,489
    1,229
    45
    The second locomotive is a 2-8-0 and was built somewhere in 1905 to 1912. The location is unknown. It was taken later. The man on the ground is Ben Garman.

    Jones_2_b.jpg
     
    ddm502001, fitz, Joe Lovett and 3 others like this.
  4. fitz

    fitz Staff Member

    9,512
    1,826
    136
    Interesting cylinder arrangement on the 2-8-0. Two other folks there too, cab and caboose.
     
    BNSF FAN likes this.
  5. Hytec

    Hytec TrainBoard Member

    13,135
    3,944
    183
    Jim, I believe that was to accommodate Stephenson valve timing control rods which were actuated by eccentric cams mounted on a forward axle.
     
    ddm502001 and BNSF FAN like this.
  6. fitz

    fitz Staff Member

    9,512
    1,826
    136
    Thanks, Hank. I know nothing about how Stephenson valve gear works.
     
    BNSF FAN likes this.

Share This Page