Eastwick and Harrison, 1836

Source John White, Jr.


Campbell's plan was materially improved by Eastwick and Harrison, also of Philadelphia, whose subsequent running gear modification made the eight-wheel truck locomotive a national standard. This style of locomotive was to remain a universal favorite in this country until late in the century. The Hercules was completed 1836-1837 for the Beaver Meadow Railroad. In the drawing it is shown after being fitted with Harrison's patented equalizing lever.


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