American Industrial Mining Co.
Preserving Our Mining and Industrial Heritage
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Milwaukee Locomotive Manufacturing Co.

Milwaukee Locomotive Mfg Co.

Information gathered from AIMCo's archives including the first Milwaukee Gasolene Locomotive catolog dated 1909 #100

Additional Milwaukee Locomotive Catalogs 101, 102, 103, 104, 105, 117, 118 & 150

The first Milwaukee Locomotive Catalog was published in 1909 (#100)
Look at the images below for the some of the earliest gasoline locomotives built.

The second Milwaukee Locomotive Catalog was published in 1910 (#101)
Look at the images below for the some of the earliest mining gasoline locomotives built.

Milwaukee Locomotive Manufacturing Company began building locomotives as early as 1907. The picture to the immediate right was the factory as of 1909 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

The original 1909 models offered by Milwaukee Locomotive
Models: A, B, C, D, E, F & M

The original 1909-10 mining models offered by Milwaukee Locomotive
Models:  M & G

FUN FACT: Milwaukee Locomotive Manufacturing Co. built HUNT STYLE locomotives (Flanges on the outside of the wheel) in (2) Models: The M-1 (3-1/2 ton) and the M-2 (4-1/2 ton). The picture above shows a train load of air brake castings being pulled with a Milwaukee "Hunt Style" type railway configuration. This completely lines up with Westinghouse Air Brake aquisition of Milwaukee Locomotive Manufacturing Co. in 1910. Westinghouse utilized many Hunt Railway systems so now in return they can supply their own railway locomotives to themselves.
 
See our C.W. Hunt section for more information on the unique railway construction. Track gauge is measured from outside of the rail to outside of the rail (21-1/2")

Milwaukee Locomotive 1st Gasoline Locomotive to operate underground in the United States

FUN FACT: Milwaukee Locomotive Manufacturing Co. built the FIRST underground gasoline locomotive in the United States. It was an M-4 (9 ton) placed in service in Oct 1910 at the Midvalley Coal Company located in Wilburton, Pa. The locomotive replaced 5 mules and operated on Naptha for fuel. It consumed 15 gallons per day. The exhaust was a concern but the M-4 unit was epuipped with an exhaust pipe submerged in Chloride and Calcium that would also reduce the temperature down to 100 degrees F. The mine purchased 3 locomotives after tests were completed.

Images of Milwaukee Gasolene Locomotives even found their way onto postcards

Inside the Milwaukee Gasolene Locomotive Factory
Equipped with a foundry to cast their own parts and engine blocks

Milwaukee Gasolene Locomotive builders photographs are scarce. This image appeared on ebay showing an L-30 class ready to ship on a wooden crate.

L-50 Class 8-Ton mining unit

The more modern Milwaukee Gasoline Locomotive
​Class "H" note most units equipped with an exhaust whistle

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Milwaukee Gasoline Locomotive
Madrid, New Mexico
Model: L-30 (6-ton)
C/N : 462
Gauge: 40 Inch

  • In June of 2015 Ray and Pete from American Industrial Mining traveled to the great Southwest region of the United States for several mine equipment preservation . This unique region of New Mexico had BOTH Anthracite and Bituminous Coal mined in the same town. Peak production for the Albuquerque & Cerrillos Coal Coal Co. was 1928 with 200,000 tons mined. In 1954 it eventually closed. Please visit this unique region of the U.S. and stop at the
FAMOUS Mine Tavern for a cold one.
(The movie "Wild Hogs" was filmed in Madrid, Nm)
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Milwaukee Gasoline Locomotive
Hesperia, California               Ex: Pacific Coast Borax
Model: L-30
C/N : 407
Gauge: 24 Inch

  • This Milwaukee Gasoline locomotive that formerly operated at the Pacific Coast Borax mine site was actually sold on ebay of all things approximately in 2005.  If anyone knows the current owner please contact us so we can update our records.
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Milwaukee Gasoline Locomotive
Central Pennsylvania
Model: L-30 (6-ton)
C/N : ??
Gauge: 36 Inch

  • In September of 2015 Mike, Sam and Pete from American Industrial Mining inspected our local Milwaukee Locomotive in our area. 

We hope someday that we can preserve this unit.