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Tanner & Delaney Richmond, VA
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Author:  John T [ Wed Dec 30, 2015 8:05 pm ]
Post subject:  Tanner & Delaney Richmond, VA

Is there any information available on the locomotives built by the Tanner & Delaney Engine Works of Richmond, VA? In 1887 this firm became the Richmond Locomotive & Machine Works. Late in 1888 the patent for the Cole pole road locomotive was sold and the Pole Locomotive Co. was formed to build these locomotives.

Author:  J.David [ Thu Dec 31, 2015 11:31 am ]
Post subject:  Re: Tanner & Delaney Richmond, VA

Dear John:
A little can be found in an rypn thread: "Pole Locomotive at Swan Quarter, N.C."
Whether or not this locomotive still exists is anyone's guess.
I learned of it from Robert Johnson ("Whistles in the Woods") and included it in my book: "The Steam Locomotive Directory of North America" because I trusted Bob.
Several people have tried to find it over the years without success.
Perhaps it is still out there waiting to be rescued!

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