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Is the ECW an Elk?

Nigel Devereux
October 22, 2019


I am writing reference the article on the machine above in your September 2019 issue.

I have no information concerning the machine as a whole, but my attention was immediately drawn by two unusual features on the engine.

Note the similarities between the Lincoln Elk and the ‘ECW’ featured in our September issue.

I own a 1909 Lincoln Elk and, as you will see from the attached photograph, it has a very similar design of cast bronze timing case cover and an unusual, horizontally split magneto chain cover.

Read more of this Letter and other Letters, Opinion, News and Features in the November 2019 issue of TCM –on sale now!

About the Author

Nigel Devereux

Nigel Devereux is a Senior Lecturer at the University of Lincoln, working in the School of English and Journalism. He has worked within the print publishing industry for 38 years. Nigel was editor of his hometown newspaper - The Horncastle News - from 1998-2001. Nigel is currently the Production Editor on The Railway Magazine, the UK’s biggest selling magazine for railway enthusiasts. He is also responsible for maintaining and updating several websites across the Mortons portfolio. 01507 529529 | NDevereux@Mortons.co.uk

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