American Industrial Mining Co.
Preserving Our Mining and Industrial Heritage
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Brookville Locomotive
From AIMCo's Archives.
This is one of these first advertising ads placed in 1918 in a Coal Age magazine the same year the Brookville, Pa company was formed. Many of the original Brookville archives were lost in a severe flood. This ad very well could be the first Brookville Locomotive originally marketed as a Leathers' Mine Motor. Simply utilizing a Ford Ton truck chassis and modifying the running gear to run on the rails for industrial applications. The first experimental unit was actually built in 1917 utilizing a truck frame mounted to white oak fitted with flanged wheels. This experimental model was developed to replace mule surface haulage (Do the same work as 4 mules).
Originally hauling 50 tons per day then increased to 150 tons per day 2 years later.
 
(Sept 5, 1918 Coal Age)
 
1918-1920 Owned by L.A. Leathers
Small Ford Dealership in Brookville, Pa

1918

The EARLY YEARS
Brookville Truck and Tractor Co.
1918-1925

Brookville Truck and Tractor Co.

1922 Clay Products Catalog Ad
A similar ad can be found in a 1921 Mining Catalog

1925 Mining Catalog Ad
  • The 4 ton was model FCR
  • the 2-1/2 ton was model TC

1927 Road Builders' Catalog Directory
The Interesting detail to this publication is that it was listed as the Brookville Locomotive Company.

Cranberry Special picture donated by: Mr. Andrew St. John

1942-1974

Brookville Locomotive Works
1942-1974

BMD models were equipped with International Harvester Gas or Diesel motors

1960's Brookville Bulletin 1-101

BMD models were also equipped with Caterpillar Diesel Power

1960's Brookville Bulletin 200

In Our Motorbarn

Brookville Locomotive
Model: BMD
C/N 4807
8/1/1962
Mississippi Lime Co. 2007
Ste. Genevieve, Mo
BEFORE

Brookville Locomotive
Model: BMD
C/N 4807
8/1/1962
90th Anniversary Special
AFTER

Brookville Locomotive
Model: BMD
C/N 5801
8/16/1972
Mississippi Lime Co. 2007
Ste. Genevieve, Mo
BEFORE

Brookville Locomotive
Model: BMD
C/N 5801
8/16/1972
Restored
AFTER