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The Bald Mountain locomotive is a Class 4-10 1/2C. It is in Volume 8, Page 35, built 1876 in 20" gauge for the Bald Mountain Gold Mining Company which was, yes, located near Forest City, California.
Note that the "1/2" designator indicates it was built to a special design, specifically in this case that it was built as a Mine-Class locomotive. From the Memo Spec:
"Size of hole the engine must go through" followed by a sketch of the mine shaft clearances. The lower portion is rectangular, 48" wide and 18" high. The upper portion tapers to a width of 30" at a total height of 66".
You can see an image of the locomotive here:
As for Hunt photos, I'm certain there are photos in existence, but Hunt Gauge seems to be rather obscure and most people don't realize or recognize what they are looking at. There are certainly many, many photos of the interior of various factories in many archives, but the problem is digging through masses of obscure unlisted information.Add to that that many of the photos are not digitized and it means physical trips to archives. Add to that the physical size of North America and you can see the difficulties. To put it in perspective, I live in British Columbia, the western province of Canada...and with about 4 million people in an area roughly twice the size of the entire UK. I'm certain there are photos out there...for example, I have a collection of photos of old time logging railroads taken by my Grand-Uncle, as well as a large collection of WWII/Korea Canadian Navy photographs and 8mm video tape...neither of which I have found permanent homes for because even the Provincial and Naval Archives don't have space to accept everything. *sigh* There's also the fact that railroads for industrial use went out of favour here sooner than in the UK...cars were simply more affordable. Most were gone by the 1930's or merged into large conglomerates.
I'd suggest searching for an archive at the public library, city or universities in Buffalo and checking to see if any of them have archived photographs of the Buffalo Bolt Company.
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