Dickson Manufacturing Company
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Dickson Manufacturing Company was a manufacturer of boilers, blowing engines and steam engines used in various industries but most known in railway steam locomotives. The company also designed and constructed steam powered mine cable hoists. It was in founded in Scranton, Pennsylvania by Thomas Dickson in 1856.
In 1901 the company's locomotive division was merged with seven other manufacturing firms to form American Locomotive Company (ALCO). Whereas the rest of the company became part of Allis-Chalmers. Alco ceased locomotive production at the former Dickson works in 1909.
The former shops still stand, and are featured in the opening sequence of the television show "The Office," which is set in Scranton.
Preserved Dickson locomotives
|Serial number||Wheel arrangement
|Build date||Operational owner(s)||Disposition|
|1005||0-6-2T||August 1898||J. B. Levert #5||Enterprise Plantation, Patoutville, Louisiana|
|30196||September 1904||Acosta Brothers||Homenaje A Goldmine, Costa Rica|
This surviving locomotive, named "Stephanie", was restored to operating condition, in 1979 under a lease deal, by Winson George, of Brookhaven, MS. He operated the locomotive in his backyard until his death in October 1993, at which time the locomotive was returned to its owners.
One notable change to the locomotive was the larger water tank on the extended frame.
The restored locomotive Serial # 30196 is displayed at the "Monumento al minero en Las Juntas de Abangare" (Parque Central), Juntas, Guanacaste, Costa Rica.
- List of locomotive builders
- Delaware, Lackawanna and Western Railroad Yard-Dickson Manufacturing Co. Site
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