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c/n 630
Southern Iron & Equipment #1415 15p 


c/n 530
Hammer Lumber Co.220p


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The  Dewey Brothers (Charles, George, and Earnest)  of Goldsboro, North Carolina began building and repairing sawmill and other machinery in 1884.    About 1898, they started building industrial type locomotives with oscillating cylinders.   Later they began building chain and sprocket gear drive locomotives similar to the 1882 design created by W. E. Cole of Montgomery, Alabama.    Production ended in the late 1920's. 200d   Dewey locomotives  were used in the states of North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, Alabama, Florida, and Virginia. Records show that at least 43 geared drive locomotives were built.   The remainder of this page will focus only on the geared locomotives.


Two standard models or types were built.   The smaller of the two had a common cylinder size of 6"x9"  and  the larger model,  a size of  8"x12".   Within the larger type, a variation was offered by the addition of a trailing truck and an additional water tank.   For the purposes of discussion,  we will refer to the types by their common cylinder size - 6x9 8x12.

 

6 x 9 Data 8 x 12 Data
Cylinders  6" x 9" 8" x 12"
Weight - tons 5 tons 12 & 16 tons
Gauge Narrow (36") or Standard Narrow or Standard
Wheel Arrangement 0-4-0T 0-4-0T
0-4-2T
Driver size   33"
Overall Length   19' 6"
Height    

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ROSTER -  6"x 9" Cylinder Type: - all are 0-4-0T wheel arrangement    -   Rosters:  6x9 ~ 8x12

C/N

Ga.

Wt.

Owners
(1st to last)

500 36''  

Thornton & Wallace
G. W.  and R. J. Rackley

510 36''  

G. A. Waller 220d
Dewey Bros
210
D. H. Greene
220d - possibly of Green Lumber Company - north of Kingstree,
 ____South Carolina - purchased used from Dewey Bros.210

520 36"  

Stock
J. C. Hales (for Wilson Light & Power Co)
J. F. White
Parksley Lbr. Co.
 

530 Std  

Heane Brothers - 1910
Hammer Lumber Co. - Little River, South Carolina - purchased
____10/19/1911 - regauged to 36''210d

540 Std  

Carr  Brothers -  Moncks Corner, South Carolina 14d

550 ?  

H. Weil & Bros. Brickyard220d
Dewey Bros. - pur 2/1915 - boiler replaced 210d
O. H. Folley & Co.
 
- pur 6/1915 -  Sumter, South Carolina 210d,220d  
Booth-Parker Lumber Co. - Nesmith, South Carolina210d

560 Std  

D. B. McKee
I. T. Morgan - pur 03/19/1914

570 Std  

H. M. & J. W. Goethe & Co. -  Manassas, Tattnall County, Georgia 
H. B. Nasworthy - 
Claxton,  Tattnall County, Georgia
_____(1st & 2nd owner data from sales records of Lima Locomotive & Machine Works and  Southern Iron & Equipment Co.  _____courtesy of 14d)
W. D. Bradley & Co.
- pur 11/15/1916220d

580 Std  

Sears & Boland
Hurtsboro Lbr. Co.
- Hurtsboro, Russell County, Alabama 19d

590 Std  

E. V. Griffin 

C/N

Ga.

Wt.

Owners
(1st to last)

600

Std  

Sutton Bros.
Utility Mfg. Co. (
for C. C. Griffin)

610 36''  

W. T. Kuhin (sic) Lumber Co.
Scotland Lumber Co. - Stokes, South Carolina
Salkehatchie Lumber Co. -  gauge - Schofield, South Carolina 210d

620 36"  

Dewey Bros. - built for stock
Hales & Bryant Lbr. Co. 
Moore & Moore - pur 05/29/1914
Cape Fear Lbr. Co. - pur 05/28/1916

630 Std 7

Southern Lumber Co.
Southern Iron & Equipment Co. #1415 - Atlanta, Georgia
Davis & Williams - Fitzpatrick, Georgia - purchased 4/1919 then
____returned to:
Southern Iron & Equipment Co. #1415 - Atlanta, Georgia
Caldwell & Cooley #1 - Ellisville, Mississippi
____purchased 11/20/1919 for $1,250 15d 

640 Std   Cameron & Barkley Co.* - dealer - Charleston, South Carolina
Padgett & Land Mercantile - wood track
H. L. Lawton 210d 
650 Std   Cameron & Barkley Co.* - dealer -  Charleston, South Carolina
Whipple Lumber Company - Ravenel, South Carolina
____purchased 10/20/1917 210d
660 Std   T. G. Wise
Harrington & Rogers

Merton Seawell - pur 05/29/1916
C/N

Ga.

Wt.

Owners
(1st to last)

670 Std   Cameron & Barkley Co.*  - Charleston, South Carolina
C. S. Whipple Lumber Company - Drake, South Carolina 210d
680 Std   Cameron & Barkley Co.*  - Charleston, South Carolina
Garriss & Corbett, c/o Savannah Lumber Co.
690 Std   Cowikee Lbr. Co.  Rutherford, Alabama 19d
Johns & Sears
- Guerryton, Alabama 19d
700 36''   Wilmington Cooperage Co.
710 Std   Cameron & Barkley Co.*  - Charleston, South Carolina
J. B. Slippey
720 36''   Cameron & Barkley Co.*  - Charleston, South Carolina
W. L. Stokes - Stokes, South Carolina 210d
730 Std   Cameron & Barkley Co.*  - Charleston, South Carolina
Golden Hardware Co. - wood track
W. W. Stutts - wooden track 210d
740 36''   J. F. Gilmore


#750 & 760 are unaccounted for.   Starting with c/n 770, full owner details are missing from the builder records

C/N

Ga.

Wt.

Owners

770 Nrw Unknown
780 Nrw _    "
790 Std _    "
800 Std _    "
810 Nrw _    "
820 Nrw _    "
830 Nrw _    "
840 Nrw _    "
850 Nrw    "
860 Nrw    "
870 Nrw _    "
880 Std _    "
890 Nrw _    "
900 Nrw _    "

* Cameron & Barkley Co. sold mill supplies and machinery. 220d

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ROSTER -  8"x 12" Cylinder Type:    Rosters:  6x9 ~ 8x12

The 8x12 type construction numbering scheme began with 505 and progressed in increments of 5.  All had 33" drivers.   Erection records existed, but no owner information was recorded. 

C/N

Wheel
Arrangement

Weight
(tons)

505 0-4-0T 12
515 0-4-0T 12
525 0-4-0T 12
535 0-4-2T 16
545 0-4-2T 16

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OWNERS with unknown c/n:

Borden Brick and Tile Co.  ~ Goldsboro, N.C.  ~ noted in Brick & Clay Record ~ page 941 ~ June 1, 1913

 


References: Unless otherwise noted, the information on this page is based on an the article: "Dewey Brothers Locomotives" - by Michael J. Dunn III - that appeared in Bulletin #112  published April, 1965  by the Railway & Locomotive Society.   We thank David S. Price of Hattiesburg, Mississippi for the contribution of a copy of  this article.

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