Pulling Steam Locomotives by Hand

Image

Image

Recently we published a blog on New York Central Shops at Harmon, NY.

In another connection, we recently found the picture of the Niagara Steam Locomotive being pulled. Then David Keller posted this Timkin ad.

The idea being that Timken Roller Bearings were so good that a locomotive could move with ease.

The whole trick was getting it rolling from a dead stop.  THAT needed some mechanical help.  Once the locomotive began to roll, THEN the girls were able to pull the locomotive!

Don’t think the ad was filmed at Harmon. Probably wherever Timken was. Canton, Ohio???