Bell Geared Locomotive Images
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||Bell locomotives -
s/n unknown - United States industrial
The two Bell locomotives pictured are at an unknown industrial location(s) within the United States. Though not conclusive, considering the similarities of rolling stock, trackage, locomotives with chains hanging from their link and pin pockets, and general area appearances, the location is likely the same. The track gauge is narrow and of unknown dimension. The photo is from the Flickr.com user "Trainiac" Collection
|Pampanga Sugar Development Co.
r/n & s/n unknown
The company was based in the province of Pampanga in the Philippines.
Per the article accompanying the image, the company had 4 Bell geared steam locomotives.
The image appeared on page 355 of the June, 1921 edition of International Engineering: Construction (Ingeniería Internacional: Construcción)
|United Fruit Co. -
The company was based in New York City, New York.
The photo is believed to have been taken at one of their banana plantations in Central America in 1922. The locomotives appears to be a 4 wheel unit running on narrow gauge track.
It is from the John Patrick Dannahy Collection of United Fruit Company Photographs held at the Baker Library, Harvard Business School
|Edgewood Arsenal -
The Edgewood U. S. Army arsenal was located at Edgewood, Maryland
The image appeared on page 56 of the July 15, 1919 edition of Canada Lumberman and Woodworker
The image appeared on page 445 of the 1909 edition of Engineering and Contracting.
||Shell Oil Company - s/n 209
Built ?? - 24" gauge - Fuel (gasoline)
This locomotive is the ONLY known Bell geared steam locomotive to exist at the current date (February, 2015).
The locomotive, owned by the Shell Oil Company, operated at their
refinery near San Lorenzo, Venezuela
Photos hosted by:
~ Upper -
The International Steam Pages. Taken at The Transport
Museum, Caracas, Venezuela on October 20, 2013 by Steen Larsen.
|Low and Compact body Bell locomotives similar to this one were used underground in the construction of New York City's subways. This particular locomotive is shown on the Lexington Avenue section of the subway system. The image appeared on page 965 of the May 20, 1915 issue of Engineering News.|
|Low and Compact body Bell locomotives
similar to this one were used underground in the
construction tunnels of the New York state Catskill Aqueduct and New York
City subway. This particular image appeared on page 964 of the
May 20, 1915 issue of Engineering News.
|Acme Brick Company - near Barton,
This narrow gauge locomotive was used to haul sand to the factory to use in the brick making process. The sand was dug by the company's steam powered shovel from a nearby hill on company property. The hopper car in the photos carried the sand from the hill to the factory. On some return trips to the sand hill, it carried water in the tank at the front of the car to supply the steam shovel. Bags of coal are on the small cart located to the left background of the hopper car in the upper photo. One bag was carried on each return trip to supply the steam shovel.
Upper Photo: Washington County Historical Society, Wisconsin -
courtesy of Brad Smith
|Terry & Tench Co. #1 - New York
The company was a construction contractor in New York. They assisted in the construction of the New York City Subway. Nothing is known about the locomotive, where or when the photo was taken. From its apparent condition in the photo, it may be new and in transit to Terry & Tench from the Bell factory.
|The United States Government - used this locomotive to build the Black Canyon Dam near Emmett, Idaho. The photo shows the locomotive in a field near Boise, Idaho.|
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