Riverside & Great Northern Railroad
The "crew" comparing watches before a run on the 15 inch gauge Riverside & Great Northern R.R. at Janesville, Wisconsin. The engine is an Atlantic type equipped with Rotary Valve Gear and the crew reading from right to left are: Bob Stenholm, Engineer, Norman Sandley, Fireman and the late Oscar Dahlgren, Conductor. From "The Live Steamer", November 1951.
Norman K. Sandley of Janesville, Wisconsin, sent us this picture of his 15 inch gauge locomotive. She is a real hauler with 783 pounds of tractive force. Cylinders are 4-1/2 inch bore by 6 inch stroke. Drive wheels are 20-1/2 inch diameter. In a future issue, Norman promises to tell us more about this locomotive and the Riverside & Great Northern Railway System where it operates. He will tell about his plans for a real useful railroad in this small gauge, which is somewhat different than the usual business of hauling passengers only. From "The Miniature Locomotive", July-August 1953.