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White Mountain Central RR

On a fall trip to northern New England in September 2006 we made a stop at the White Mountain Central RR in Lincoln, NH.

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#5 - This 2-4-2T wheel arrangement locomotive was built by Burnam Williams & Co. (under license to the Baldwin Locomotive Works) in November 1906 at Philadelphia Pennsylvania.

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#5 was a bit hidden by the trees.

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#5's builders plate.

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#6 - ex-Beebee River RR Climax was built in 1920 at Cory Pennsylvania by the Climax Manufacturing Company. Of about 1000 built, #6 is one of only 4 currently in operation.

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Thirty-five years earlier, I stopped by Clark's Trading Post and found Heisler #4 at work. The ex-International Shoe Co #4 is a 32-ton model built in 1929. She last ran in 2006, and is now being re-outfitted.

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#1943 is a GE-built (Aug 1943, #17,886) 65-ton locomotive acquired from the Newport Rhode Island Dinner Train.

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A side view of #1943.

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Gas-Mechanical locomotive #2 was made at the Vulcan Iron Works of Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania.

It was probably originally powered with a Ford "Model T" automobile motor and hood assembly.

It has been repowered with a 1950-60's era Chevrolet 283 cu in engine linked to a two speed Powerglide transmission.

Rear axle is gear driven and front axle through side rods.

Clark's purchased it in 1964 from the Granite Quarry in Barry Vermont.

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A better view of the cab of #2.

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Among the artifacts at the railroad is this beautifully-restored Lombard Log Hauler.

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A historic structure at the railroad is this covered Howe Truss railroad bridge, originally built in 1909 in Barre, VT, to span the Winooski River. It was dissembled in the 1960s and moved to Lincoln, where the WMC re-assembled it.

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The intricate bracing on the interior of the bridge.