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PORT BLAKELY MILL RAILROAD

The Heisler Geared Locomotive Invention was "Simple Geared Drive" with bevel Wheel and Pinion, Which Anticipated the Live-Axle and Cardan Shaft Principle of the Modern Automobile

Pioneer Heisler Geared Locomotive type was specially built to meet the peculiar requirements of the lumber industry. A wooden cab was fitted, but, proving unsatisfactory, later locomotives were provided with an all-steel cab.

Shelton Timber Company was shipping timber to be milled at McCleary, Seattle, Tacoma, Ports Blakely and Gamble, including to cresote pressure timber treatment plants

Heisler Locomotive Heisler History
Heisler Steam Locomotive Heisler Locomotive Works
Geared Steam locomotion Port Blakely Company
Port Blakely Archived Records Captain William Renton 1818-1891
Port Blakely Mill & MillTown Port Blakely Mill Company 2-8-2 "Mikado" Locomotives

EAGLE HARBOR
CREOSOTE PLANT RAILROAD

Browning Engineering Company
Designers and Builders of Locomotive Cranes

Pacific Creosoting Company

Pier 27 Carferry Dock, located on East Duwamish Waterway along Alaskan Way, which is the location for the handling of the carferries. The Milwaukee Railroad operates this car ferry slip in conjunction with the Foss Launch & Tug Puget Sound Seatrain/rail barge movements are made round trip from Pier 27 Carferry Service to Bremerton, Bainbridge Island, Port Townsend, Port Angeles, Shelton, Port Gamble and North Vancouver, British Columbia.

The Browning Engineering Company was founded in Cleveland in 1900 by two engineers, Victor R. Browning and his younger brother Earl H. Browning, with the financial support of Benjamin F. Miles. The cranes were designed and manufactured at the company's headquarters at 16226 South Waterloo Road in the Collinwood neighborhood of Cleveland.

Until 1886, most railroad cranes consisted of a hand-operated pedestal crane on a flatcar, and the few locomotive cranes used in America had been imported from England. That was the year that Industrial Works of Bay City, MI, mounted an improved steam wharf crane on a four-wheeled flatcar for use around its plant. Later that same year, the company introduced the first true locomotive crane to be built in America. This was a 15-ton capacity crane, with the boiler at the opposite end of the frame from a boom that revolved 360 degrees. It was also self-propelled, giving it the ability to move the railroad car it was loading or unloading.

SS Tug Milwaukee Built Seattle 1913

Official Number: 211599,
Radio Call Sign: WA8200,
Gross Tons: 222 tons
Net Tons: 101 tons,
Length: 117' 6",
Breadth: 22' 6",
Draft: 15' 2"
Engine: Triple Expansion (15", 24", 38" x 24",)
Single-Ended Scotch Boiler: Developing 1,000 Horsepower at 150 Pounds Pressure.

SS Tug Milwaukee was "retired" by the Milwaukee Road in 1954, Byron Fish, Seattle Times Staff Writer, documented SS Tug Milwaukee Marine Rail Barges Service in Puget Sound. SS Tug Milwaukee Logbooks:

  • Seattle Pier 27 to Port Townsend: 7,176 round trips, 80 miles.
  • Seattle Pier 27 to Bellingham: 3,946 round trips, 160 miles.
  • Seattle Pier 27 to Eagle Harbor, Cresote Plant 576 round trips, 16 miles.
  • Seattle Pier 27 to Port Angeles: 288 round trips, 139 miles.
  • Seattle Pier 27 to Bremerton Navy Yard: 2,200 round trips, 48 miles.
  • Seattle Pier 27 to Port Gamble: UKN round trips, 68 miles.
  • Seattle Pier 27 to Shelton: UKN round trips, 164 miles.

    Grand Total: 1,170,480 miles

  • UW Creosote Photograph Collection Historical Perspective
    Surviving Railway Cranes Browning Engineering Locomotive Cranes
    Government Photographs Archived Plant History
    Pyrolysis to recover creosote and produce biochar Studies on Wood Protection Research
    Creosote Research Public Health Statement for Creosote
    Pacific Creosoting Company WSDOT: Qualified Material Search
    Stella-Jones Wood Treatment American Polea & Timber Treatment
    Creosote Council Creosote Cost Benefit Analysis
    Wood Pressure Treatment Companies Western Wood Preservation Institute
    EPA Creosote American Wood Protection Association/AWPA
    JH Baxter Pressure Treatment Railroad Tie Association
    Missouri Tie McCord Tie and Timber Treatment

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    FORT WARD ARMY RAILROAD
    USA Surviving I'D "Switcher" Locomotives   0-4-2 History
    HK Porter Document Library  

    The H. K. Porter Company became the third largest producer of Narrow Gauge road locomotives following only Baldwin and Brooks. Porter was second to none in regards to small steam power for industrial applications. Porter remains a producer of industrial tools untill 1974.

    1950: The company built its last locomotive, which was exported to Brazil. The parts business and all the required patterns were sold to the Davenport Locomotive Works in Iowa. 1950s1960s: Electrical Division National Electric Defense Products Facilities manufactured rocket motor bodies for Nike Guided Missiles.

    Alaska Railroad 0-4-0T #1 sits on display in Fairbanks. The locomotive was built by H.K. Porter in 1899. 0-4-0T H.K. Porter, it is operational at the Tanana Valley Railroad in Pioneer Park, Fairbanks.

    Porter 0-4-2 1882, located on display at Nevada State Railroad Museum, Carson City.

    H.K Porter Inc Porter Mining Locomotive
    Light Locomotives Porter Steam Locomotive
    HK Porter Company Porter Switchers
    Kalmbach Memorial Library Puget Sound Coast Artillery Museum
    Military Railways US Army Rail Operations 1861-Present
    Fort Eustis Military Railroad Railway Troops
    WWII Military Railway Service Military Railroad Society
    Army Steam US ARMY Transportation Museum
    United States Military Railroads Coastal Defense Group
    Harbor Defenses of Puget Sound WIKI: Coastal Defence and Fortification
    NAVY: Coastal Defense WIKIPEDIA: Seacoast Defense in the United States
    NPS: Coast Defense Triangle of Fire - The Harbor Defenses of Puget Sound (1897-1953)
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    EAGLE HARBOR
    WINSLOW MARINE RAILWAY
    SHIP BUILDING COMPANY

    Portal Gantry Crane
       Track Shipyard Crane Diagram

    The onset of the Second World War increased activity in the industrial area considerably, resulting in the Winslow Marine Railway and Ship Building Company to be awarded navy contracts to build minesweepers on Bainbridge Island, Eagle Harbor Shipyard. World War II vintage shipyard crane, known as a "whirley crane" because it could rotate 360 degrees and Raidroad Tracked Portal Gantry/Whirley Cranes at the shipyard served as the principal hoisting devices of the shipyard. Whirley Cranes are also representative of the shipbuilding and repair machinery acquired by the shipyard during the 1940s to accommodate the increased urgencies of wartime naval ship production activity.

    Whirley Cranes was first used to build Grand Coulee Dam in Washington state (Wirley Crane On display CW 3204 at Shipyard 3, project of the City of Richmond, National Park Service and Rosie the Riveter Trust) The use of Whirley Cranes was a major innovation in the mass production of maritime ship building industry. The cranes made it possible to turn huge ship structural pieces around and over during the pre-assembly process so that welders could complete relatively simple welding seams parallel to the ground. The cranes were also used in groups working together to move large pre-assembled parts of a ship into place in the basins so the ship could be fitted together, generally by welding. The result was a previously unimagined rate of astonishing production. Wirley Gantry Cranes are still utilized in many industries requiring heavy lifting, some are museum landmarks in many cities, as testmony to magnitude of this invention in ship building industry.

    Shipyard Tower Cranes Crane & Derrick Guide
    Overhead Railway Cranes DMS: 47 37' 20? N, 122 30' 49? W
    James Griffiths & Sons Inc Defunct Shipbuilding Companies
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