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All about locomotive rebuilders, small locomotive works, and experimental works

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  by Mike C
Can anyone help?

I've searched many places but found very little about Grant steam locomotive products. Anyone any idea where I may find build cards, drawings, diagrams and/or official photographs?

I'm specifically interested in the EJ&E's 4-6-0's. The 'J' owned 10 of them.

What I know so far:

#67 built 1893 which hauled President Roosevelt's train in 1903. There's a photograph of it at http://eje.railfan.net/ bedecked with flags and bunting etc.;

#65 sold to the PLZ&WRR (which is my real interest). There are a few in-service photographs of very poor quality as their #2; and

#'s 63, 66 and 71 sold to St Paul & Des Moines.

The rest went for scrap.

The technical details I have: 60" drivers; 19" x 26" cylinders; Total light weight 62 tons.

Mike C

  by pjb
There have been books written about, and I believe, a republication of a
1879 Grant Loco catalogue. So go to ABE , ADDALL, or some other list
of booksellers that you like better than those.

Enter a detailed search
using Grant Locomotives as keywords. This will produce many listings,
but the details of the books in the listings will tell you if they are about
Grant Loco Products. Then use the information gleaned to go to your
local library.

There you can look to see if they have any of them.
When they don't, use the staff to secure an interlibrary loan of a copy
of the books sought from a library having a given book in their collection.
Obviously and alternatively, You can buy the book from the dealer
offering it,if you have the dough to do so.
Good-Luck, Peter
  by joemato
Look under Rogers column in this forum, Grant was a Paterson, NJ builder like Rogers.
  by pjb
Joe, your right- but Grant relocated to Chicago prior to going
out of business in big economic depression. Online location
would/could account for sale in question, since rail brass
would have had face to face input, and no delivery charges
would be involved in purchases.
Good-Luck, PJB