Long time residents of Black Diamond, Judy and I love our community and the unique natural beauty and colorful history we have here. Join us in learning more about our history, local wildlife, must do hikes, conservation areas to explore and the opportunities and challenges faced by our community. Craig Goodwin

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John Taubeneck

The first photo shows a Puget Sound Iron & Steel Works "Tacoma" donkey built in the late 1890s. The second shows a Washington Iron Works machine built about 1905.

Craig Goodwin

Thanks John!

Loek proper

Hi John.

Thanks you for giving the name "Tacoma Steam Donkey". I plan to build this machine as a live steam model. I have only two photos of this machine. Do you know where I can find more information and photos of this machine?
I need more photos for the details.
I hope you can take me a little further in my search.

Regards, Loek.

Netherlands, Europe.

Craig Goodwin

You will find plenty of photos of donkey engines on the University of Washington Digital Collections website. You'll have to send us a picture when you complete your live steam model. Regards

Loek proper

Hi Craig.

Thanks you for the info!
When the donkey is ready I definitely send you photos.

Regards, Loek.

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