McKeen powered and unpowered trucks.
McKeen Victoria Railway 5’3″ plans for construction.
McKeen blue prints for the Queensland Railway narrow gauge McKeen Car.
McKeen 31′ long trailer, built for the Union Pacific and the Southern Pacific.
McKeen U.P. Trailer #499
Trolley gauge McKeen Car Engine for Australia McKeen Car.
This is the later motor truck applied for in 1909 and patented in 1916. Patent #1191979
McKeen builders plate copy from Carson City, Nevada.
Gasoline-driven auxiliary air compressor from a McKeen motor car. This small engine, which used the bottom half of the cylinder as the compressor and the top as the gasoline engine, was small enough to be hand-started with the crank shown. It then provided compressed air to start the main engine. Patent #1017008
McKeen framework structure design. Patent #972467
McKeen Motor Cars of the Grand Island Railroad, in an amazing crash. This crash was completly unplan, and the cause is unknowen, but the two motor cars crashed at a combined speed of 75-85 M.P.H. and happened on a sharp curve. Dispite all of these factors, plus the fact that the McKeen Cars could have wedged each other off the track, both motor cars stayed on the tracks with all of the wheels on the rail. The 34 ton motor cars crushed about the first 7-10′ of each car, but not one bone was ever broken. One report on www.trainorders.com , there was a man, Tim Staten, wrote this,”My uncle was on or in that car when that collision happened. He was sitting near the back and when the dust and glass settled he found himself under a seat toward the front.
Window for McKeen Motor Cars. Patented to both E. H. Harriman and W. R. McKeen, Patent #973502. McKeen Ventilator Hood, Patent #843413 McKeen Advertisement from Railway Master Mechanic, Volume 34. McKeen Advertisement from Railway Master Mechanic, Volume 34.
U.P. Motor Car Advertisement.
Photo Courtesy of Madison Kirkman, M.M.C.C.H.S.
1917 Company Advertisement.
This is a colorized advertisment from “The Automoblie Journal” July 25, 1916 of the ficionious McKeen Car #229.
“The Automobile Journal” July 25, 1916.
This is a colorized Splitdorf Spark Plug advertisement from “Automobile Topics” magizine, April 29, 1916. This advertisement has the #101 McKeen Car built for the Central New York & Southern Railroad, this railroad also bought another 70′ McKeen Car, #102.
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