CTRC - The California Trolley and Railroad Corporation.
Preserving the historical heritage of railroading and trolleys in the Santa Clara Valley of California.

1921 Port Huron Traction Engine

ImageThe Port Huron Traction Engine was manufactured by the Port Huron Engine and Thresher Company of Port Huron, Michigan and shipped to Wichita Kansas July 20, 1921.  It was used for hauling, plowing and operating machinery from a belt to the engine flywheel.  It produced 16 horsepower from a boiler that was designed for 175 pounds of pressure.  It took over 10 years of part time work to restore this traction engine.

The traction engine is owned by the History Museums of San Jose and can be seen on the grounds of the museum

 

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