Winter has always been a great time to harvest timber, and here is a great example of how steam power was used to haul a big load of logs in Cheboygan, Michigan (about as far north as you can go before the U.P.). The rig is a Phoenix, c. 1903-05, built in Wisconsin.
Two photos showing the Doble brother at that dynamometer. Behind the control panel he is standing at is his burner and boiler assembly. The second photo shows the complete power train set up for testing purposes. We will return to Doble at a later date and explore his incredible automobile in detail.
Obscure makes deserve equal time. Delling only made a few cars between 1923 and 1927, apparently in Philadelphia. Eric Delling worked at Mercer and was involved with Stanley as well.
This Stanley a 1912 Model 88 is lettered Royal Gorge, which is a tourist attraction in Canyon City, Colo. I wonder if it was pressed into service in Mexico during the cooler months ?
This steam powered engine #39 leaves the fire hour in NYC for the last time on Feb. 20, 1912. Back down the street is posed its replacement which we can also see in the photo below. This unknown brand of pumper has the most unusual radiator I have ever seen. The shape of this radiator…
This photo of Osage, WV shows how in many towns and cities at one time the train came right down Main Street. Later as time went by and the automobile really took over, the tracks were relocated elsewhere and the train became second fiddle.
A 1906 or early 1907 Stanley model F touring, with a 1907 VT plate registered to John S. Patrick of Burlington, VT. Mr. Patrick did not have the car steamed up when the photo was taken (by Mr. Homer Locke), because we can see the throttle is wide open — the lever on the steering…