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Cohen, Mendes, 1831-1915

Existence: 1831 - 1915


  • Existence: 1831 - 1915

Found in 1 Collection or Record:

Mendes Cohen report on the economy of a new system of working the engines on the Baltimore and Ohio Rail Road Company

Accession: 0460

Mendes Cohen (1831-1915) worked for the Baltimore & Ohio Railroad Company, chiefly in the Motive Power Department, from 1851 to 1855, where he adaptated wood-burning locomotives to coal-burning and devised the method for handling traffic on the 10% temporary grade over the Kingwood Tunnel. The report covers a series of tests and improvements conducted in 1853 and 1854 with the aim of reducing flue wear and tear and fuel consumption in the large coal-burning engines

Dates: 1854