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LOCOMOTIVE WORKS

THE RHODE ISLAND LOCOMOTIVE WORKS
 
 
RHODE ISLAND WAS KNOWN FOR BUILDING LOCOMOTIVES IN 1899 WHEN
ARBUCKLE BROTHERS COFFEE CO. PRINTED THIS ADVERTISING CARD.
 
      THE RHODE ISLAND LOCOMOTIVE WORKS WAS LOCATED AT VALLEY AND HEMLOCK STREETS IN PROVIDENCE.  ITS FIRST LOCOMOTIVE WAS BUILT IN 1866 AND THE LAST WAS DELIVERED IN 1908 AFTER IT BECAME PART OF THE AMERICAN LOCOMOTIVE WORKS IN 1901.  ABOUT 4,000 STEAM LOCOMOTIVES WERE BUILT IN ITS PLANT BUT THE FACILITIES WERE NOT SUITED TO LARGE LOCOMOTIVES.  ALCO CONVERTED THE WORKS TO AUTOMOBILE PRODUCTION WHICH ENDED IN 1913.
 
 MANY OF THE LOCOMOTIVES BUILT BY RHODE ISLAND WERE PHOTOGRAPHED ON
THE WOONASQUATUCKET RIVER BRIDGE AT THE PLANT ENTRANCE.
BACKGROUNDS WERE PARTIALLY OR FULLY OPAQUED FOR BUILDER'S PHOTOS
 THE LOCOMOTIVE IS A NEW HAVEN K-1-c CLASS MOGUL TYPE NUMBER 556 BUILT IN 1902
 RHODE ISLAND LOCOMOTIVE WORKS
ON THE WOONASQUATUCKET RIVER - HEMLOCK STREET IS ON THE RIGHT.
 
 
 C. 1895
 THE SIDING THAT SERVED THE RILW WAS CONNECTED TO THE NEW YORK & NEW ENGLAND LESS THAN A MILE WEST OF THE PROVIDENCE UNION STATION 


THE BURNSIDE RIFLE CO. WHICH BECAME THE RHODE ISLAND LOCOMOTIVE WORKS
Hemlock Street Bridge over the Woonasquatucket River



VIEW FROM THE WOONASQUATUCKET RIVER - HEMLOCK STREET BRIDGE IS LEFT


 
RHODE ISLAND LOCOMOTIVE WORKS
HEMLOCK STREET IS IN THE FOREGROUND


AMERICAN LOCOMOTIVE MOTOR CAR
The Rhode Island Locomotive Works after conversion to Automobile Manufacturing.
View along Valley Street. 


 
AN EARLY BUILDER'S CARD
NEW YORK, PROVIDENCE & BOSTON 40 WAS BUILT IN 1887 AND BECAME NEW HAVEN
C-2 CLASS NUMBER 1697.  FOR A TIME THE 4-4-0 TYPE WAS A 4-4-2 TYPE WHEN A TRAILING AXLE WAS IN PLACE TO SPREAD WEIGHT.  IT WAS BUILT TO BURN ANTHRACITE COAL. 
 
 
FROM A LARGE BUILDER'S PHOTOS - NY&NE 0-4-0 NUMBER 30 LEADS
ALTHOUGH MANY RHODE ISLAND LOCOMOTIVES WERE BUILT FOR RAILROADS IN SOUTHERN NEW ENGLAND, THE WORK'S ENGINES WERE OWNED BY MANY RAILROADS IN THE U.S., CANADA, AND MEXICO.  OF THE FOUR RHODE ISLAND LOCOMOTIVES THAT HAVE BEEN SAVED, TWO WERE WABASH ENGINES,  ONE WAS  ILLINOIS CENTRAL, AND ONE A COLORADO & SOUTHERN NARROW GAUGE ENGINE.
 
 
INTERNATIONAL POWER COMPANY OPERATED THE WORKS FROM 1899 TO THE FORMATION OF THE AMERICAN LOCOMOTIVE WORKS IN 1901.  THE POWER COMPANY. ALSO OPERATED
THE CORLISS ENGINE COMPANY.
THE LOCOMOTIVE IS NEW HAVEN P-1 CLASS NUMBER 278 BUILT IN 1895. 
 
 
BUILDER'S CARD IN THE ALCO STYLE
NUMBER 160 WAS BUILT BY THE RHODE ISLAND LOCOMOTIVE WORKS IN 1903 SOON AFTER IT MERGED WITH ALCO.  THE LOCOMOTIVE IS A NEW HAVEN G-3 CLASS.
 
 THE LETTER REFERS TO MOSHASSUCK VALLEY NUMBER 1,
A 2-4-2 TYPE TANK ENGINE DELIVERED IN JANUARY 1877.
 
 NUMBER 213 WAS BUILT BY THE RHODE ISLAND LOCOMOTIVE WORKS IN 1891.
IT BECAME C-1-a CLASS 1643.
PHOTOGRAPHED ON THE WOONASQUATUCKET RIVER BRIDGE AT THE WORKS ENTRANCE.
 
 
 
 NUMBER 547 WAS BUILT BY THE RHODE ISLAND LOCOMOTIVE WORKS IN 1902.
IT IS A NEW HAVEN A-3 CLASS - RENUMBERED 1206
PHOTOGRAPHED ON THE WOONASQUATUCKET RIVER BRIDGE AT THE WORKS ENTRANCE. 
 
 
THE MERIDEN AND CROMWELL RECEIVED AN ALLOWANCE OF 12.5 PER CENT OF THE PURCHASE PRICE OF A NEW FORNEY TYPE LOCOMOTIVE BY SENDING THE WORKS AN OLD LOCOMOTIVE.  THE OLD LOCOMOTIVE WAS A 2-4-0 TYPE ALLEGEDLY ONCE LEHIGH COAL & NAVIGATION COMPANY NUMBER 54 USED AT THE WILKESBARRE PIER IN EAST PROVIDENCE.  THE NEW FORNEY NUMBERED 2 WAS LATER CONVERTED INTO A 0-4-0 TYPE AND BECAME NY&NE 199 AND NEW HAVEN X- 9 CLASS NUNBER 2826.
 
 
FOR ABOUT 450 PHOTOS OF RHODE ISLAND LOCOMOTIVES
 
 
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