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Unknown Railroad Engine


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Old 04-05-2011, 10:58:22 PM
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My father acquired this engine from a friend. He told him it was off an old railroad cart. I have checked my books, internet and cannot find any pictures that looks like it, except for the flywheels. It has no tags or casting marks. It has some numbers stamped on the flywheel, that's it. If anyone can help me identify it I would greatly appreciate it as well as any info on how it operates and works. We know nothing. Attached are some photos of same. Thanks
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Old 04-05-2011, 11:35:26 PM
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Fairmont? Maybe missing radiator
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Old 04-06-2011, 01:28:09 AM
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Default Re: Unknown Railroad Engine

looks like early fairmont.
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Old 04-06-2011, 06:57:06 AM
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Default Re: Unknown Railroad Engine

I say , It's a Fairbanks Morse Engine for a Sheffield 44B Motor Car used on Rail Road inspection vehicles .
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Default Re: Unknown Railroad Engine

I believe its a fairmont as well,,probably early,,its just a hopper cooled version,,the head sure looks like a fairmont!,,,many fairmont's didn't have radiators,,,,,,,Jim
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I'm with Paul on this one. See this thread:
http://www.smokstak.com/forum/showth...effield+engine
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We use to have an early Hopper cooled Fairmont, and it was different than what is pictured here.

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Hoppers are not the same, flywheel spokes are not the same, hmmm
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I would like to thank everyone who has replied. Now I guess I need to do a little further digging to see if it is a Fairmont or Fairbanks Morse. Can anyone tell me where to find a manual on how to operate it or any other kind of two cycle manual that applies. Thanks again.
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Default Re: Unknown Railroad Engine

Pual is right, it is a fairbanks morse for a sheffield railroad motorcar. It is for a model 44 car, I have a Sheffield 44 car that is restored.
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