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"This 1889 monorail steam engine, Cycle, No. 1, was the brainchild of Eben Moody Boynton of West Newbury, Massachusetts. He had it built along with a second engine for his Boynton Bicycle Railway in Coney Island, New York, New York. It had a two-story cab and a 93-inch double-flanged single driver. The two trailing wheels made it a 0-1-1-1 wheel arrangement. Here we see it on a test track with a wooden overhead rail to stabilize it at the Portland Company yard." --Fletcher, David H. "The Portland Company 1846-1982." Charleston, S.C.: Arcadia Pub., 2002, 38.
About This Item
- Title: Cycle, No. 1, Portland Company, ca. 1889
- Creation Date: circa 1889
- Subject Date: circa 1889
- Portland, Cumberland County, ME
- New York, NY
- Media: Photographic print
- Local Code: Coll. 242, Box 37, 37-91
- Collection: Portland Company records
- Object Type: Image
Cross Reference Searches
Standardized Subject Headings
- Metalworking industry--Maine--Portland
- Manufacturing industry--Maine--Portland
- Portland Company (Me.)--Manufactures
- Boynton Bicycle Railway (N.Y.)
- Monorail railroads--New York--New York
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