Stanley Register Online - Mountain Wagons  31 cars listed (possible overlap),  6 outside US Home Last update:
4/3/16


1909 marks the 100th anniversary of the development of the Stanley Mountain Wagon.
Jim Merrick of the Stanley Museum is preparing a commemorative publication,
    and the summer 2009 Steam Car Tour in Estes Park is expected to attract
    an unprecedented number of Mountain Wagons to one location.

This page gathers all the Mountain Wagon listings from the Register into one place.
As usual, there is missing information on the current locations of cars, and there is the possibility of duplication.
If you can correct or clarify any of this information, please contact me and I'll update this page promptly.
I'd like the information here to be as accurate as possible for this upcoming 100th anniversary celebration.

The Mountain Wagon has a strong grip on the imagination of the Stanley community and is of great interest to the public.
As a result, there have been many outstanding re-creations of the Mountain Wagon built over the years.
Beginning in the early 1970s, famed Stanley restorer and creator Carl Amsley built quite a few of these cars.
He began with 12-passenger cars, then switched to 9-passenger cars as he became less interested in working with heavy 30hp parts.
A signature Amsley touch was the use of demountable rims, painted silver.
Others have built beautiful Mountain Wagons in the years since.
As on this entire site, all Stanleys are included regardless of their builders.

You can help to clear up some of the remaining mysteries of existing Mountain Wagons!
Please see the bottom of this page, where working data and questions are gathered - and help me improve the record!
My thanks to Pat Farrell, Tom Marshall, Mike May,
Tim Martin, Jim Keith, James McInnes, Bill Corrin, and Bill Barnes,
    who have already provided considerable clarification to the original collection of information.

    Date to left of name is purchase date, to right of name is known ownership date
chassis
4279

engine


model
Z

year
1908
4279
image source - Bob Hargraves
current owner
US, CA, 2012
previous owners
(Indiana)
Carl S. Amsley, 1993
horsepower: 
boiler:
  
gear ratio:  
tires:  
wheelbase:
weight:
Sprague Register 1991 notes:
[not in 1991 Register]

other notes:
Amsley's final Model Z re-creation.  Curious choice of wheel diameter.
- - -
1994 Eastern Spring Meet, 1jr

chassis
4441

engine


model
Z

year
1908
4441
image source - personal collection
current owner
US, FL, 2010
previous owners
Thomas Sullivan
Willis Abel
Carl S. Amsley
horsepower: 25
boiler:
 
gear ratio: 
tires: 
wheelbase:
weight:
Sprague Register 1991 notes:
[no notes]
other notes:
Condensing rear axle & pumps.  Built by Amsley & Daryl Kendall in 1982.
- - -
1982 AACA Sr.
2007 Steam Car Tour, Delaware
chassis
4745

engine


model
Z

year
1909
4745
image source - current owner
current owner
2014, AU, 2016
previous owners
Noel Cather
Robert Holmes Court, AU
Carl S. Amsley, 1980
horsepower: 30
boiler:
  28" x 16"
gear ratio: 
tires: 
wheelbase: 133
weight:
Amsley re-creation, probably completed in 1980.   Perhaps the only one he made without demountable rims..
chassis
4748

engine


model
Z

year
1909
1909w
image source - personal collection
current owner
US, ME, 2011
previous owners
Willis Abel
Carl S. Amsley
horsepower:
boiler:
 
gear ratio: 
tires: 
wheelbase:
weight:
Sprague Register 1991 notes:
[possibly not in 1991 Register]

other notes:
9 passenger. Typical Amsley re-creation with silver demountable rims.  Beautiful photo in Automobile Quarterly, v25 #1.
- - -
2004 Ormond Beach
2007 Steam Car Tour, Wilmington, DE
2008 Steam Car Tour, Bennington, VT
chassis
5029

engine


model
Z

year
1909

current owner
unknown
previous owners
Carl S. Amsley, 1991
horsepower: 30
boiler:
  26" x 16"
gear ratio: 
tires:  36 x 4.5 ss
wheelbase: 118
weight:
Sprague Register 1991 notes:
Restored.
other notes:
According to Tom Marshall, all 9-passenger cars are re-creations.
chassis
5088

engine


model
Z

body
mtn wagon

current owner
unknown
previous owners
Carl S. Amsley, 1987
horsepower: 
boiler:
  
gear ratio:  
tires:  
wheelbase:
weight:
Sprague Register 1991 notes:
[not in 1991 Register]

other notes:
One of Amsley's many Model Z re-creations.
Shown at Hershey in 1987.
chassis
5508

engine


model
Z

year
1909
1909p
image source - The Steam Car, April 2006
current owner
US, PA, 2010
previous owners
Carl S. Amsley, 1988
horsepower:
boiler:
 
gear ratio: 
tires: 
wheelbase:
weight:
Sprague Register 1991 notes:
[possibly not in 1991 Register]
other notes:
Perhaps not a Mountain Wagon, but a brother.  Participated in the Great Race, 1987 & 1988 - see Charlie Del Marco.  Redone by Daryl Kendall after the Great Race.
- - -
2006 Ormond Beach
2002 AACA Sr
chassis


engine
K-155

model
Z

year
1909

current owner
1991, US, NY
previous owners
Don Bourdon
horsepower: 30
boiler:
  26" x 16"
gear ratio:  40-60
tires: 
wheelbase:
weight: 3800
Sprague Register 1991 notes:
(* not verified by owner)

other notes:
New body and mostly complete when sold in 1991.
chassis


engine


model
Z

year
1909
1909h
image source - AntiqueTractors forum
current owner
1997, US, PA, 2008
Willis Abel
previous owners


horsepower:
boiler:
 
gear ratio: 
tires: 
wheelbase:
weight:
Sprague Register 1991 notes:
[possibly not in 1991 Register]

other notes:
"Old 97."  A re-creation by Daryl Kendall. 

chassis


engine


model


year
1909
15000b
image source - PrewarCar.com
current owner
2009, US, ID
previous owners
1981, Conrad Fletcher, 2009
Loren Burch
horsepower: 20
boiler:
 
gear ratio:  40-60
tires: 
wheelbase:  136
weight:  3500
Sprague Register 1991 notes:
Restored by Burch.

other notes:
A Loren Burch re-creation, steel frame.  Has been referred to as 1915, but is patterned after Model Z..

chassis


engine


model
86

year
1911
1911b
image source - Smogless Days
current owner

previous owners
Don Bourdon

horsepower: 20
boiler:
  27" x 16"
gear ratio: 40-60
tires:  36 x 4 ss
wheelbase: 140
weight: 4000
Sprague Register 1991 notes:
9-passenger.  Fabricated by owner.  Retired from service.  Made up on a 1917 frame, 30hp boiler and burner, 740 rear end.  Original Stanley seats, hood, and mech. components.  The car was operated for 17yrs. as a licensed jitney in Woodstock, VT.  Authentic restoration is intended.
other notes:
By 2008, this car had been disassembled to source other restorations.
- - -
1964 Steam Car Meet, Woodstock, VT
chassis
6600

engine
8-94

model
88

year
1912
6600
image source - Stanley Mus. Quarterly, Win. 06
current owner
US, MI, 2009
previous owners
Phil Lewis, 2005
1984, Stanley Steam Tour Co.
R. Paynter & C. Frank Hix, Jr
William Shekooley, CA, 1978
Carl S. Amsley
Brent Campbell
1969, Carl S. Amsley
Robert L. Lyon
horsepower: 30
boiler:
  26" x 14"
gear ratio: 
tires:  35 ss
wheelbase: 132
weight:  4450
Sprague Register 1991 notes:
Assembled by Amsley in 1970.  Used in the summers as a tour bus & for charter.
other notes:
Amsley purchased car from Lyon; many original 1912 features.  Amsley's later 12-passenger Mountain Wagon re-creations probably patterned after this car.  Previously labeled as #7001 and #7288.
- - -
2006 Ormond Beach
2007 Steam Car Tour, Delaware
chassis
6695

engine
8-325

model
810

year
1912
6695
image source - Club Hot Rod, Larry M
current owner
4/82, US, NV, 2009
previous owners
Harrah's
1964, Richard J. Pettingell
George Hughes
1912, Stoner's
horsepower: 30
boiler:
 
gear ratio: 
tires:  36 x 5 cl
wheelbase:  136
weight: 3980
Sprague Register 1991 notes:
Fully restored.
[listed as 1913]
other notes:
Originally owned by Gettysburg sightseeing company.  Body completed by Hughes, patterned after #6714.  Assembled & restored 1964-66.  Set world's record auto auction price of $31,000 when sold in 1967.  Called 1914 when auctioned.  1968 club Register calls it 1913.  Engine # listed as 398 when Pettingell advertised it in 1965.
chassis
6714

engine


model
88

body
mtn wagon
6714
image source - StanleySteamers.com
Car of Record
current owner
2013, US, TX
Richard Wilken
previous owners
Allen Blazick
Robert Reilly
Charles DelMarco
Mercersburg Academy
T. C. Marshall, Jr.
T. C. Marshall
John Herbst
Lindley Bothwell, 1948
horsepower: 30
boiler:
  19" x 14"
gear ratio:  40-70
tires: 
wheelbase: 136
weight:
Walkaround video here
chassis


engine
140

model
88

year
1912

current owner
US, WA
unknown
previous owners
Wyman Museum
1968, Louis M. Wyman, 1993
horsepower: 30
boiler:
  24" x 18"
gear ratio: 
tires: 
wheelbase:
weight:
Sprague Register 1991 notes:
Unrestored.  The car was purchased in Steamboat Springs, CO.  It was used on a ranch as a truck.  A few of the parts are incorrect such as the boiler and the tanks.

other notes:
chassis


engine


model
88

year
1912

current owner
1996, AU, 2009
previous owners
Alan Kelso
1980s, Carl Amsley
1962, ?
horsepower: 30
boiler:
  
gear ratio: 
tires: 
wheelbase:
weight:
Sprague Register 1991 notes:
[possibly not in 1991 Register]

other notes:
Amsley purchased remains of car in early 80s from collector who had purchased it in Colorado in 1962 from the owner since the teens.  New body has been constructed patterned after the original.  Possibly #7019 in 1991 Register.
chassis


engine


model


year
1912
current owner
US, WA, 2010
unknown
previous owners
Joyce Coons
Clarence Coons, CA
horsepower: 
boiler:
  
gear ratio: 
tires: 
wheelbase:
weight:
Sprague Register 1991 notes:
[not in 1991 Register]

other notes:
Appears to be an unfinished assembly.  Unknown what year or model intended by builder - listed as 1912 until futher info becomes available.
chassis
7004

engine


model
810

year
1913
7004
image source -
StanleySteamers.com
current owner
1996, US, CA, 2009
previous owners
11/13/67, Gilmore Mus., 1993
R. J. Pettingell
Fred E. Hunt, 1964

horsepower: 20
boiler:
  26"
gear ratio:  40-70
tires:  35 x 5
wheelbase: 136
weight: 2800
Sprague Register 1991 notes:
[not in 1991 Register]

other notes:
- - -
1999 Mt. Washington Centennial
chassis
7013

engine


model


year
1913
7013
image source - Steam Car Club of Great Britain
current owner
BE
previous owners
1977, Jan Brinksma, NL
Bob Garlock
horsepower:
boiler:
 
gear ratio: 
tires: 
wheelbase:
weight:
Sprague Register 1991 notes:
[not in 1991 Register]

other notes:
Garlock constructed in 1969-70.
chassis
7019

engine
351

model
810

year
1913


current owner
unknown
previous owners
Carl S. Amsley
horsepower: 30
boiler:
  26" x 16"
gear ratio:  40-60
tires: 
wheelbase:  136
weight:
Sprague Register 1991 notes:
(* not verified by owner)

other notes:

chassis
7114

engine
8-80

model
812

year
1913
7114
image source - The Steam Automobile, '83 v25#1
current owner
2012, US, WA, 2015
previous owners
2001, Norm Shanklin
Don A. Bourdon
horsepower: 30
boiler:
  26" x 16"
gear ratio:  50-70
tires: 
wheelbase:  136
weight: 4000
Sprague Register 1991 notes:
(* not verified by owner)

other notes:
Built by Bourdon about 1980.
- - -
1979 Steam Car Meet, Lakeville.
chassis
7300

engine


model


year
1913
7300
image source - Motor Cities
current owner
unknown
previous owners
Norman Miller, 2001
Imperial Palace Auto Collection, 1991
Carl Amsley
horsepower: 30
boiler:
 
gear ratio: 
tires: 
wheelbase: 
weight:
Sprague Register 1991 notes:
(* not verified by owner)
 [states engine #7300]

other notes:
740 engine
chassis


engine


model
810

year
1913


current owner
US, CA, 2009
previous owners
Pete Bechtel
Carl Amsley
Mike May
Robert Boudeman
horsepower:  30
boiler:
 
gear ratio: 
tires:  36 x 5
wheelbase:
weight:
Sprague Register 1991 notes:
Restored.  Original car.

other notes:
May owned in 1970s as basket case, complete.
chassis


engine


model


year
1913
1913b
image source - Bulb Horn, Sep-Oct 1976
current owner
unknown
previous owners
Carl Amsley, 1976

horsepower: 
boiler:
 
gear ratio: 
tires:
wheelbase:
weight:
Sprague Register 1991 notes:
[possibly not in 1991 Register]

other notes:
Amsley re-creation, just completed before the 1976 Woodstock steam car meet. 12 passenger.   Note pilot tank mounted high and forward, small headlights mounted low.
chassis
7581

engine


model


year
1914
7581
image source - collection
current owner
US, PA, 2009
previous owners
Willis Abel

horsepower:
boiler:
 
gear ratio: 
tires: 
wheelbase:
weight:
Sprague Register 1991 notes:
[not in 1991 Register]

other notes:
Amsley re-creation.
12 passenger, 1912-14 fenders, 1914 serial #.  Earlier brass lamps, mounted high.  Advertised in 2009 as 1909 Model Z.

chassis
7754

engine
8-179

model
812

year
1914
7754
image source - Steam Car Club of Great Britain
current owner
1/03, GB, 2008
previous owners
Bryan Richmond-Dodd, GB
10/90, Barry Herbert, GB
Carl S. Amsley

horsepower: 30
boiler:
  26" x 16"
gear ratio:  40-70
tires:  36 x 5 ss
wheelbase:  136
weight:  5300
Sprague Register 1991 notes:
Mint condition.  Restored in the spring of 1989.  National 1st (AACA), Spring, 1989. [lists engine #8-601]
other notes:
Amsley re-creation.
GB reg. DS 8768
- - -
1990 AACA Sr
1999 Mt. Washington Centennial
chassis


engine
8-426

model
812

year
1914

current owner

previous owners
Jim Keith
2/89, Alex J. Joyce
Carl S. Amsley
Louis R. Biondi
horsepower: 30
boiler:
  23" x 16"
gear ratio:  50-70
tires:  36 x 5 ss
wheelbase: 136
weight:  3900
Sprague Register 1991 notes:
Under restoration.  Original body.  Possibly a late 1913.  Car has forged loops to hold axle snubber straps which is a 1914 feature.  The car is from Centerville, NH originally.
other notes:
Amsley kept serial number for use on another mountain wagon; engine went to a re-creation; remaining parts went elsewhere.
chassis


engine


model


year
1914
1914e
image source - Maine Memory Network
current owner
US, ME, 2014
previous owners
Richard Paine
horsepower:  30
boiler:
 
gear ratio: 
tires: 
wheelbase:
weight:
Sprague Register 1991 notes:
[possibly not in 1991 Register]

other notes:

chassis
15037

engine



model
820

body
mtn wagon
15037
image source - SmugMug, bergailo
Car of Record
current owner
2011, US, DE, 2016
Friends of Auburn Heights Preserve
previous owners
Thomas C. Marshall, Jr.
9/46, T. Clarence Marshall
George Monreau
(New Hampshire)
Litchfield Shuttle Co.

horsepower:  30
boiler:
  26" x 16"
gear ratio:  40-75
tires:  37 x 5 ss
wheelbase:  136
weight: 

Sprague Register 1991 notes:
Restored, used a lot.  When purchased in 1946, driven from MA to DE.  Restored '47 and '75.  Hauled most people of any Stanley ever.
other notes:
New copper tube boiler in 1998, last boiler built by C. S. Amsley.  Replacement wheels to original size in 2011.  Still happily hauling guests in 2016.
- - -
1948 Glidden Tour
1956 Steam Car Meet, Schwenksville
chassis
15038

engine


model
820

body
mtn wagon
15038
image source - personal collection
Car of Record
current owner
2014, US, MI
previous owners
2011, Charles LeMaitre
1985, Robert Collings
Harry Resnick
1956, Robert M. Chambers
1952, Thomas C. Marshall
1944, James Melton
1940, Jesse Z. Feese
horsepower:
boiler:
 
gear ratio: 
tires: 
wheelbase: 
weight:
Possibly the only Model 820 with original Stanley-built body.  Older restoration.
Melton tried for over two years to purchase from Feese.  Sold at Melton sale in 1952.  Marshalls installed boiler and burner.
chassis


engine
8-399

model


body
mtn wagon
15000a
image source - picasaweb, David
current owner
US, CO, 2009
Ray C. Dougherty Trust
previous owners
A. C. Boyle
horsepower:  30
boiler:
  30" x 16"
gear ratio: 
tires: 
wheelbase:  136
weight: 
Sprague Register 1991 notes:
[no notes]

other notes:

chassis


engine


model
820

year
1915
15000f
image source - Tim Martin
current owner
1982, US, VT, 2009
previous owners
1942, Russell Durrand
Rocky Mountain Transp. Co.
horsepower: 20
boiler:
  26" x 16"
gear ratio:  40-80
tires: 
wheelbase: 
weight: 4600
Sprague Register 1991 notes:
(* not verified by owner)
[states Model 825 - 1916's model #]

other notes:

chassis


engine


model


year
1915
15000e
image source - current owner
current owner
US, NJ, 2009
previous owners

horsepower:
boiler:
 
gear ratio: 
tires: 
wheelbase: 
weight:
Sprague Register 1991 notes:
[not in 1991 Register]

other notes:
chassis
16305

engine


model
826

year
1916
16305
image source - Pat Farrell
current owner
2009, US, WA
previous owners
Packard Bros.
horsepower:  30
boiler:
  
gear ratio:  
tires:  
wheelbase:  
weight: 
Sprague Register 1991 notes:
[not in 1991 Register]

other notes:
Unrestored, recovered from barn in 2009.
chassis
16813

engine
8-433

model
826

year
1916
16813
image source - Pat Farrell
current owner
1998, US, WA, 2016
previous owners
1966, R. D. Moore
1922, C. M. Moore
Fred Lewis, original owner
horsepower:  30
boiler:
  26" x 16"
gear ratio:  50-80
tires:  36 x 5
wheelbase:  136
weight: 5500
Sprague Register 1991 notes:
Sold as chassis when new.  Hauled workers on Diamond Bar Ranch; to C. M. Moore,' 22, used to haul welding equip. until '29.  Restored by C.M.M.,'58-9.  Steel frame designed with the provision for two boilers.  Engine support modified.  Baker boiler.
other notes:
An article on Moore's restoration appears in Light Steam Power, May-June 1962.  Latest restoration includes meticulous recreation of authentic body.
- - -
2006 Ormond Beach
2006 Amelia Island Concours
chassis


engine


model
735B

year
1918
18000b
image source - Steam Car Club of Great Britain
current owner
2007, GB
previous owners
2004, Simon Caudwell, GB
2003, Alex Beamer
Bert Harrison
Tracy Porter
horsepower:
boiler:
 
gear ratio: 
tires: 
wheelbase:
weight:
Sprague Register 1991 notes:
[not in 1991 Register]

other notes:
Porter installed a homemade 9-passenger body on the 735 chassis with condenser in the 1960s.  Newly constructed Mountain Wagon body acquired by Harrison, car completed in non-condensing style in Great Britain.

Working data

A number of inquiries are still awaiting response, but here are a few definite loose ends.

The 1961 Register of Antique Automobiles shows a 1912 Mountain Wagon, fully restored, owned by T. Pabst.
    Which car is this?
In 1972, Joel E. Finn advertised a Mountain Wagon for sale.
    
Which car is this?
In 2000, a Mountain Wagon was under construction in Ireland.  Ever completed?
In 2004, a 1912-1913 Mountain Wagon was advertised in Elyria, OH, "complete but needs work".
    
Which car is this?

Numerous mentions have appeared of  Mountain Wagons owned by Carl Amsley.
Listed below, it's difficult to connect them to the existing cars; any help would be appreciated.
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1970 Hershey, 1913,  2jr
1971
Eastern Spring Meet, 1913, 2jr, pic [#6600]
HMN, Oct 73, 1913 12p excellent $20,000 [advertisement]
1976
Eastern Spring Meet, 1913, 1jr [#7019]
1980
Eastern Spring Meet, 1909, 1jr, [4745]
1982
Eastern Spring Meet, 1909, 1jr, #4441
1987 Hershey, 1909 Z, 1jr, #5573 [not in Register, don't know which Z this was]
1989 Eastern Spring Meet, 1914, 1jr, #7754
HMN, Aug 89, 1914 12p, mint [advertisement] [probably #7754]
1990 Eastern Spring Meet, 1914, 1sr, #7754
1994 Eastern Spring Meet, 1jr, #4279
Stanley Museum Quarterly, Dec 94 [advertisement]
  1913, 12p, 40 hp boiler, $85,000
  1914, rough, restoration started $25,000
HMN, Dec 94 thru Feb 95, 1914, restoration started, $24,500
[advertisement]
HMN, Mar 95, 1909 9p, restored 1994, $85,000 [advertisement] [probably #4279]
HMN, Oct 95, 1909 9p $80,000 [advertisement] [probably #4279]
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