Robin Barnes - Railway Art and History
Set up in Goldsboro, North Carolina, in 1884, Dewey Bros engaged
in the manufacture and repair of machinery for the cotton and lumber
industries. Also, between about 1898 and 1928, it produced somewhere
around eighty small locomotives for industrial use, of which those built
up to 1906 featured oscillating cylinders, common enough in stationary
and marine applications (and on early, live steam toy locomotives), but
for full scale railway operation, rarer than rare. This is Dewey maker's
number 150 of 1902, 3 ft gauge, supplied to the Mullen Lumber & Brick
Company. Whatever else, the arrangement had the virtue of extreme
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The railway art may not be reproduced in any way without written permission from the artist.