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#108 BHCR BLW 2-6-6-2T N XL L M4

Recorded from Black Hills Central Rrailroad #108
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This is a 2-6-6-2T articulated Mallet that was built by The Baldwin Locomotive Works in 1926.

Pacific Northwest steam historian Martin Hansen offers this perspective: “This 1926 Baldwin 2-6-6-2T spent her entire working career in logging service in the Pacific more…

#110 BHCR BLW 2-6-6-2T N XL L M4

Recorded from Black Hills Central Rrailroad #110
We would like to give a special thanks to the BHCR for their help in this project. To find out more about their operation or to book a ride please go to: https://www.1880train.com/

This is a 2-6-6-2T articulated Mallet that was built by The Baldwin Locomotive Works in 1928 for the Weyerhaeuser Timber Company of Vail, WA. Its next stop was The Rayonier Lumber Company where it received a tender from Rayonier #101 and was retired in 1968. This more…

#261 MILW ALCO 4-8-4 N XL L M4

Recorded from MILW #261 S3 Class 4-8-4
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Milwaukee Road 261 is a class "S3" 4-8-4 "Northern" type steam locomotive built by the American Locomotive Company (ALCO), in Schenectady, New York in July 1944, for the Chicago, Milwaukee, St. Paul and Pacific Railroad, often referred to as the "Milwaukee Road".

It was more…

#3 HVSR BLW 0-6-0 N XL L M4

Recorded from Hocking Valley Scenic Railway #3
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The 0-6-0 configuration was the most widely used wheel arrangement for both tender and tank steam locomotives. The type was also widely used for diesel switchers (shunters). Because they lack leading and trailing wheels, locomotives of this type have all their weight more…

#425 RBMN BLW 4-6-2 N XL L M4

Recorded from Reading Northern #425
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Reading Blue Mountain & Northern Railroad 425 is a 4-6-2 light "Pacific" type steam locomotive originally built in 1928 by the Baldwin Locomotive Works for the Gulf, Mobile & Northern Railroad. After the GM&N was consolidated into the Gulf, Mobile & Ohio Railroad in 1940, the locomotive was renumbered #580 and served in passenger service before being more…

#484 CTS BLW 2-8-2 N XL L M4

Recorded from Cumbres and Toltec #484
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The Denver and Rio Grande Western K-36 class are ten 3 ft (914 mm) narrow gauge 2-8-2 "Mikado" type steam locomotives built for the Denver and Rio Grande Western Railroad (D&RGW) by Baldwin Locomotive Works. They were shipped to the Rio Grande in more…

2-10-0 Decapod N XL L M4

The 2-10-0 represents the wheel arrangement of two leading wheels on one axle, ten powered and coupled driving wheels on five axles, and no trailing wheels. This arrangement was often named Decapod, especially in the United States.

These locomotives were popular in Europe, particularly in Germany and Russia; British use of the type was confined to the period during and after World War II. In the United States, the 2-10-0 was not widely popular but was a favorite of a small number of railroads more…

2-6-2T Prairie N XL L M4

The 2-6-2 represents the wheel arrangement of two leading wheels, six coupled driving wheels and two trailing wheels. This arrangement is commonly called a Prairie. The majority of American 2-6-2s were tender locomotives, but in Europe tank locomotives, described as 2-6-2T, were more common. The first 2-6-2 tender locomotives for a North American customer were built by Brooks Locomotive Works in 1900 for the Chicago, Burlington and Quincy Railroad, for use on the Midwestern prairies. The type more…

2-8-2 Heavy Mikado N XL L M4

The 2-8-2 wheel configuration on steam locomotives was one of the most highly used configurations made. This type of locomotive with 2 pilot wheels, 8 drive wheels, and 2 trailing wheels to support a larger firebox was first built for the Emperor of Japan, thus the name Mikado type. The first Mikado built for service in the US was built in 1901 and was owed by the Bismarck, Washburn and Great Falls until 1904 when it was acquired by the Soo Line.

The USRA Heavy Mikado was a USRA standard class more…

4-12-2 Three Cylinder N XL L M4

The 4-12-2 represents the wheel arrangement of four leading wheels, twelve coupled driving wheels, and two trailing wheels. This arrangement was named the Union Pacific type, after the only railroad to use it, the Union Pacific Railroad.

Only one type of locomotive with a 4-12-2 wheel arrangement was built: the Union Pacific Railroad's 9000-series locomotives, 88 of which were built by ALCO between 1926 and 1930. These locomotives were used to increase the speed of freight trains in flat more…