Tag: 1911 Elgin


  • Dec 08 2010

    The Three Alco Racers at the 1911 Elgin National Trophy Race

    The 1911 Elgin National Trophy Race was the only major race in which American Locomotive Company supplied entries besides the Black Beast. The three Alcos in the race were serviced by a team of 12 drivers, mechanicians and mechanics. As captured in this photo provided by Lee Ferbin of Springfield , Missouri, Harry

  • Dec 07 2010

    Harry Grant Describes His Last Great Race with the Alco Black Beast

    Harry Grant's last great race in the Alco-6 Black Beast Racer's was the 1911 Elgin National Trophy Race held on the Illinois course. Driver Harry Grant was shown here with his mechanician George Babcock prior to a practice run. This was the only major race in which mechanican Frank Lee did

  • Mar 13 2009

    The Alco Black Beast’s Last Great Race in 1911

    The Alco-6 Black Beast Racer's last great race was the 1911 Elgin National Trophy Race held on the Illinois course. In the above postcard, driver Harry Grant and his mechanician George Babcock are shown prior to a practice run. This was the only major race in which mechanican Frank Lee did

  • Feb 23 2009

    The Alco Team at the 1911 Elgin National Trophy Race

    From 1909 to 1911, the Alco-6 Black Beast Racer competed in 13 major races. The Alco's last race was at the Elgin National Trophy Race held on August 26, 1911. Despite finishing a strong second , the American Locomotive Company decided to quit racing two weeks later. Lee Ferbin of Springfield, Missouri has forwarded the above



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