It's not clear exactly to what corporate entity this pair of Consolidations was delivered in 1906. The current-day Mississippi Export shortline site has a good summary of all the different identies assumed at one point or another by this Moss Point-based railroad. (http://www.mserailroad.com/history.php, last accessed 24 August 2008). It was known variously as
The Moss Point & Pascagoula Railroad (1894) - 4 miles from Moss Point to Pascagoula.
The W. Denny Log Road (1902)
The Pascagoula & Northern Railroad: "Peanut Route" (1906-1912)
The Pascagoula-Moss Point Northern Railroad: "Poor Man's Perfect Nuisance" (1912-1914)
The Alabama & Mississippi Railroad: "Agony and Misery" (1914-1922)
The locomotives had varied histories, too. Both went to the Atlanta & St Andrews Bay in 1936 as 200-201. 200 was later sold to Marine Junk for scrap. 201 was sold to the Gainesville Midland, which in turn sold it to Georgia Car & Locomotive, which sold it to the Nacional de Mexico as their lone G-21.
This locomotive was originally to be called the Mina Carlota and bear the number 2. Its operator was to be Cuban-based Davison Sulphur & Phosphate Co. But the chemical company's Cuban pyrite mine, which was to open in 1921, did not. According to Davison, the Cienfuegos, Palmira & Cruces Electric Railway and Power company made it difficult to transport DSPC's ore to the docks.
Davison did not accept the locomotive and it languished in storage for 18 years. In 1938 Baldwin sold it to locomotive recycler/reseller Birmingham Rail & Locomotive. BR & L found a buyer in this Moss Point, Miss operator.
After four years, the MER sold the 38 to the Nacional de Mexico, which placed it in its own class G-21 and numbered it 1220. It ran until its retirement in March 1957.
|Specifications by Steve Llanso of Sweat House Media|
|Railroad||Mississippi Export||Mississippi Export|
|Number in Class||2||1|
|Road Numbers||36-37 / 200-201 /||38 / 1220|
|Builder||Burnham, Williams & Co||Baldwin|
|Locomotive Length and Weight|
|Ratio of driving wheelbase to overall engine wheebase||0.66||0.66|
|Overall Wheelbase (engine & tender)||58.08'||58.08'|
|Axle Loading (Maximum Weight per Axle)|
|Weight on Drivers||147873 lbs||147873 lbs|
|Engine Weight||165069 lbs||165069 lbs|
|Tender Light Weight||131615 lbs||131615 lbs|
|Total Engine and Tender Weight||296684 lbs||296684 lbs|
|Tender Water Capacity||6000 gals||6000 gals|
|Tender Fuel Capacity (oil/coal)||3199 gals||3199 gals|
|Minimum weight of rail (calculated)||62 lb/yard||62 lb/yard|
|Geometry Relating to Tractive Effort|
|Boiler Pressure||180 psi||180 psi|
|Cylinders (dia x stroke)||20" x 26"||20" x 26"|
|Tractive Effort||31824 lbs||32473 lbs|
|Factor of Adhesion (Weight on Drivers/Tractive Effort)||4.65||4.55|
|Firebox Area||134 sq. ft||134 sq. ft|
|Grate Area||44 sq. ft||44 sq. ft|
|Evaporative Heating Surface||2307 sq. ft||2307 sq. ft|
|Combined Heating Surface||2307 sq. ft||2307 sq. ft|
|Evaporative Heating Surface/Cylinder Volume||244.03||244.03|
|Computations Relating to Power Output (More Information)|
|Robert LeMassena's Power Computation||7920||7920|
|Same as above plus superheater percentage||7920||7920|
|Same as above but substitute firebox area for grate area||24120||24120|