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 Post subject: looking for more info on mining locomotives
PostPosted: Sat Mar 24, 2007 2:21 pm 
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Hello all I just discovered this website I have a number of builder plates from Mining locomotives and wanted to learn more about the engines they came from 1st is Baldwin Westinghouse #60154 - 1927 2nd is GE Storage Battery Locomotive #9492 - December 1923 also looking for any info on mining locomotives such as these


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PostPosted: Sun Mar 25, 2007 11:42 am 
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Hey, not sure of your baldwin, but youre ge tag would most likely have come from a storage battery like this one:

http://www.ironminers.com/mineforum/vie ... php?t=1150

there is a guy on this forum that can help tracking down where it came from using the serial number. where did you get the builders plates?

chris

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Hi Chris I got both of them on ebay The Baldwin Westinghouse came from a guy in Pennslyvania so I guess it may have come from a local mine The GE was from a seller in Utah perhaps also an area mine there both in pretty good shape considering the rough work environment these locomotives must have had


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If you have the serial number you might wish to contact the Railroad Museum of Pennsylvania for the builders photos. They have a large collection of Baldwin negatives and builders spec cards.


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If you need any info on mine locomotives & rail equipment we have most builder # records. We also have some builders photos of mine locomotives built inn the factories & on mine complexes.

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PostPosted: Fri Mar 30, 2007 12:47 am 
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Baldwin: 60154 came from McKeefrey Coal Co.; location??
3' 6" ga.

General Electric: 9492: United Concrete Pipe Company; HM 828A traction motors; 85 Volt battery


Hope this helps,


Ray


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Hi Ray Thanks very much for your kind help on this now I have some idea of the background on these things


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see, i told you he would know, he can find anything! now if we can only narrow ours down for sure :lol:

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Hey Chris were you referring to the GE unit from Hudson Coal? I was looking at your photos of it Doesnt appear to have a indentification plate with a serial number? I know on GE standard guage industrial locomotives in the area where the builders plate was mounted they used to stamp in the serial number on the frame so you could try checking there if the rust isnt too bad


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no, i know those came from a hudson coal co mine in carbondale. i was refering to our whitcomb. it has no builders plate. only one of the motor itself.

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