Cycle No. 1, Portland Company, ca. 1889

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Cycle No. 1, Portland Company, ca. 1889

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"Shown here is a side view of Eban Moody Boynton's Cycle No. 1, built for his Boynton Bicycle Railway. The monorail engine had a double-flanged 93-inch-diameter single driving wheel. The engine weighed 22 tons and was 15.5 feet high and 4 feet wide. It was built in 1889 and ran on a line to Coney Island, New York." --Fletcher, David H. "The Portland Company 1846-1982." Charleston, S.C.: Arcadia Pub., 2002, 38.

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  • Title: Cycle No. 1, Portland Company, ca. 1889
  • Creation Date: circa 1889
  • Subject Date: circa 1889
  • Local Name: Coney Island
  • Town: New York, Portland
  • County: Cumberland
  • State: ME, NY
  • Media: Photographic print
  • Local Code: Coll. 242, Box 37, 37-92
  • Collection: Portland Company records
  • Object Type: Image

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