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Dickson Manufacturing Company
was a manufacturer of boilers and steam engines used in various industries but most known in railway steam locomotive
A steam locomotive is a railway locomotive that produces its power through a steam engine. These locomotives are fueled by burning some combustible material, usually coal, wood or oil, to produce steam in a boiler, which drives the steam engine...
s. It was in founded in Scranton, Pennsylvania
Scranton is a city in the northeastern part of Pennsylvania, United States. It is the county seat of Lackawanna County and the largest principal city in the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre metropolitan area. Scranton had a population of 76,089 in 2010, according to the U.S...
by Thomas Dickson
Thomas Dickson was an American industrialist who manufactured steam engines, boilers and locomotives, as well as the President of the Delaware and Hudson Railroad....
The company maintained its main offices and shops on Penn Avenue in Scranton, a locomotive shop at the "Cliff Works" in Scranton, a shop in Wilkes-Barre, and an office in New York City
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In 1901 the company was merged with seven other manufacturing firms to form American Locomotive Company
The American Locomotive Company, often shortened to ALCO or Alco , was a builder of railroad locomotives in the United States.-Early history:...
(ALCO). 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
The following locomotives (in serial number order) built by Dickson before the ALCO merger have been preserved. All locations are in the United States
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unless stated otherwise.
The Dickson Manufacturing Company also designed and constructed steam powered mine cable hoists.
| Serial number
|| Wheel arrangement
The Whyte notation for classifying steam locomotives by wheel arrangement was devised by Frederick Methvan Whyte and came into use in the early twentieth century encouraged by an editorial in American Engineer and Railroad Journal...
| Build date
|| Operational owner(s)
Under the Whyte notation for the classification of steam locomotives, 0-6-2 represents the wheel arrangement of no leading wheels, six powered and coupled driving wheels on three axles, and two trailing wheels on one axle...
| August 1898
|| J. B. Levert #5
|| Enterprise Plantation, Patoutville, Louisiana