Does anyone recognize this Locomotive?

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Hello,

Does anyone recognize this PORTER Locomotive?
What is the British Railroad Name on the Tender Side and what is the English Name on the Cab Side ?
I am guessing that this photograph was taken somewhere over in England at an Industrial Facility of some sort ?


http://narrowmind.railfan.net/040unktender9668.jpg


Norman
 
voodoopenguin

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LBSC was the London, Brighton and South Coast Railway but that loco doesn't look at all right. But what do I know?

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Rhinochugger

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Not London Brighton & South Coast (LB&SC) Railway - they simply had LBSC on the loco or tender sides

It isn't a UK loco
 
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Rhinochugger

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The Locomotive Image,



Can't actually make out what is immediately after the 'L'
 
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It might be a Dewey but that's not what's written as the name.

Diverting a bit while doing some Googling about it I came across this one.

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Scot Lawrence

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Scot got it! - Good call Scot!! :clap::clap::clap:

Now, what about the name on the cab? :nerd::(

Thanks!
I've seen that photo before! ;)
(im currently sitting 60 miles from Buffalo..and my wife is from Buffalo! ;) That photo is fairly well known in Western NY rail history circles.)

the "name" on the side of the cab is "Blast Furnace" ;)
Here is a slightly (maybe) higher resolution version:


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Interesting...
A 'Porter Single' :giggle: at least those inside would be nice and warm in the winter.
 
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Scot got it! - Good call Scot!! :clap::clap::clap:

Now, what about the name on the cab? :nerd::(
OK, so the third letter is an ampersand, and the second an 'I' :emo::emo::emo:
 
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Come on Scot, show us the inspection engine that you made.
I'm sure not all have seen it. Nice job I recall. :happy:
 
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Rhinochugger

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L I & S Co(mpany) (you can see the little "o" after the "C")
Yes, I'd got the last two OK, and of the course the UK LBSC never used Co - but I was struggling with the second letter, and only when I'd understood that did I realise that the third was not a letter - OK, we catch up slowly :rock::rock::rock::rock:
 
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Come on Scot, show us the inspection engine that you made.
I'm sure not all have seen it. Nice job I recall. :happy:
Thanks!
The webpage for my Ruby kitbash project is currently down..mylargescale.com wiped out all webpages, and that was a page that I left there..so now I have to re-upload the page! which isnt done yet.. But meanwhile, here are some photos..

This is an Accucraft Ruby, bought as an Accucraft Ruby kit, with a laser-cut and etched cab made by Fall River Productions.
Fall River was planning to make a run of live steam inspection locomotives, based on a Mexican prototype (this was back around 2000 or 2001)
But I dont think they ever actually made any..just one prototype that ran one year at Diamondhead.

I bought the cab from them, then the Ruby kit, then kitbashed the two together..this was back in 2002.
As far as I know, I still have the only Fall River cab extant! I have never seen another one.

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thanks,
Scot
 
PhilP

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Ah! Seeing that, it makes so much more sense.. - I see a 'bulkhead' between the footplate and passenger sections..
BUT.......
Where did they put the fuel? :think:
 
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Ah! Seeing that, it makes so much more sense.. - I see a 'bulkhead' between the footplate and passenger sections..
BUT.......
Where did they put the fuel? :think:
Hi Phil,
what makes more sense? im not sure you are refeering to there..

As for the fuel, for my freelance Ruby 'bash, I have honestly never once considered that question! :eek:
the model has a gas tank..but if it was a real prototype locomotive, where would the fuel go? huh..dont know.
In the 17 years this model has existed, you are the first to ask! ;)

Here is the prototype locomotive that the cab was based on:

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She was named "Emilia" and was built for the Chimbote Railway of Mexico..
Built by Baldwin in 1868.
Little is known about her, other than the surviving builders photo.
There must have just been a small bunker for coal inside the cab..
interesting question though!

Scot
 
PhilP

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I had never seen this type of locomotive before.

What makes sense, is there (obviously,now) being a separate compartment for the passengers. - The grainy photo's posted did not make that clear.
Bet the crew hated being 'on show' to the 'high and mighty' passengers!?

Thanks for the info.
'There is a prototype for everything..' :)