Editors note, 30 -11-2014: this new post needs additional work, but is presented here for the sake of the new pictures and to promote further discussion and information. Please bear with us while changes are being considered and carried out. Updated 15(2)-01-2015.
Brief prototype locomotive notes
The prototype locomotive was built by Hinkley in 1877 as their works #1251 for the Billerica & Bedford Railroad “Ariel” as a strict cab forward Forney design, and also served as;-
Sandy River #1 Dawn (1879 – 1890) rebuilt as a conventional boiler first locomotive.
Rebuilt in 1882 with longer wheelbase, larger cab and water tank.
Sandy River & Rangeley Lakes #1 (1908 – 1912).
For more information about the prototype locomotive, click here.