2-8-0 "Consolidation" Locomotives in Cuba

The first 2-8-0 was built by Matthias Baldwin in 1866. The locomotive was named "Consolidation" in honor of the recent consolidation of the Beaver Meadow, Penn Haven & White Haven and Lehigh & Mahanoy railroads into the Lehigh Valley.

The Consolidation became the principal hauler on most main lines. More "Consolidations" were built than any other wheel arrangement. Roughly 23,000 were built for use in the USA and 12,000 for export. Relatively small fireboxes and driver no larger than 63 inches limited both steaming capacity and speed.


Railroads that used 2-8-0 "Consolidation" locomotives in Cuba (data provided by Steve Llanso of Sweat House Media)

Surviving Examples of 2-8-0 "Consolidation" Locomotives in Cuba

No.ClassF.M. WhyteGaugeRailroad LineLocationStatusBuilder InfoNotes
19062-8-04'-8½"Carlos M. de Cespedes, CAMBaldwin #53657, 9/1920
18432-8-04'-8½"Carlos M. de Cespedes, CAMBaldwin #57866, 6/1924
19072-8-04'-8½"Carlos M. de Cespedes, CAMBaldwin #57865, 7/1924
18422-8-04'-8½"Carlos M. de Cespedes, CAMBaldwin #58781, 11/1925
17462-8-04'-8½"Republica Domicana, Carlos M. de Cespedes, CAMBaldwin
17452-8-04'-8½"Republica Domicana, Carlos M. de Cespedes, CAMBaldwin #52297, 9/1919
17472-8-04'-8½"Republica Domicana, Carlos M. de Cespedes, CAMVulcan Iron Works (Wilkes-Barre) #3134, 12/1920
18402-8-04'-8½"Republica Domicana, Carlos M. de Cespedes, CAMBaldwin #53800, 10/1920
17482-8-04'-8½"Argentina, Florida, CAMBaldwin #47545, 1/1918
18382-8-04'-8½"Argentina, Florida, CAMBaldwin #??861
15732-8-04'-8½"Argentina, Florida, CAMBaldwin, 1918
19052-8-04'-8½"Ecuador, Baragua, CDABaldwin #34746, 6/1910
18242-8-04'-8½"Maximo Gomez, Chambas, CDAALCO (Cooke) #62622, 8/1922
18322-8-04'-8½"Ciro Redondo, CDABaldwin
18332-8-04'-8½"Ciro Redondo, CDABaldwin #57404, 11/1923
18262-8-04'-8½"Ciro Redondo, CDAoperationalALCO
18272-8-04'-8½"Ciro Redondo, CDABaldwin #52945, 1/1920
18312-8-04'-8½"Ciro Redondo, CDABaldwin #53920, 10/1920
18342-8-04'-8½"Ciro Redondo, CDABaldwin #52539, 11/1919
18292-8-04'-8½"Ciro Redondo, CDABaldwin #52540, 11/1919
18282-8-04'-8½"Ciro Redondo, CDABaldwin #52970, 2/1920
16512-8-04'-8½"Ciro Redondo, CDABaldwinLettered for Ciego de Avila Amusement Park.
18302-8-04'-8½"Ciro Redondo, CDABaldwin #52973, 2/1920
17422-8-04'-8½" Patria Sugar Mill, Moron, CDAdisplayBaldwin #53853, 10/1920 From Venezuela, CDA
16642-8-04'-8½" Patria Sugar Mill, Moron, CDAdisplayBaldwin
16582-8-04'-8½"Central Estrada Palma (Central Mascota) Patria Sugar Mill, Moron, CDAoperationalBaldwin #54226, 01/1920
14612-8-04'-8½" Patria Sugar Mill, Moron, CDAdisplayBaldwin #54247, 12/1920From Contramaestre
19042-8-04'-8½"Primero de Enero, CDAVulcan Iron Works (Wilkes-Barre) #3102, 7/1920
19022-8-04'-8½"Primero de Enero, CDAVulcan Iron Works (Wilkes-Barre) #3004, 1/1920
18352-8-04'-8½"Primero de Enero, CDAALCO (Cooke) #62962, 2/1921
17392-8-04'-8½"Venezuela, CDABaldwin #52943, 2/1920
17412-8-04'-8½"Venezuela, CDABaldwin #52972, 2/1920
17402-8-04'-8½"Venezuela, CDABaldwin #52971, 2/1920
17432-8-04'-8½"Venezuela, CDABaldwin #53854, 10/1920
16562-8-04'-8½"Venezuela, CDABaldwin #57015, 9/1923
16552-8-04'-8½"Venezuela, CDABaldwin #38096, 8/1912
13202-8-0760mm Guillermo Moncada, Abreus, CFGBaldwin #33500, 6/1909
13222-8-0760mm Guillermo Moncada, Abreus, CFGBaldwin #29277, 10/1906
12352-8-0760mm Guillermo Moncada, Abreus, CFGBaldwin #52914, 2/1920
13212-8-0760mm Guillermo Moncada, Abreus, CFGrestorationBaldwin #40224, 7/1913
15432-8-04'-8½"Primero de Mayo, Aguada de Pasajeros, CFGALCO (Schenectady), 1920
18482-8-04'-8½"Primero de Mayo, Aguada de Pasajeros, CFGBaldwin #57407, 11/1923
15442-8-04'-8½"Primero de Mayo, Aguada de Pasajeros, CFGALCO (Cooke), 1920
13572-8-0760mmPepito Tey, Cienfuegos, CFGBaldwin #33553, 7/1909
11622-8-0760mmPepito Tey, Cienfuegos, CFGBaldwin #44286, 10/1916
13582-8-0760mmPepito Tey, Cienfuegos, CFGBaldwin #42136, 6/1915
12362-8-0760mmPepito Tey, Cienfuegos, CFGBaldwin #35459, 10/1910
12342-8-0760mmMal Tiempo, Curces, CFGBaldwin #37081, 10/1911
13552-8-0760mmMal Tiempo, Curces, CFGBaldwin #(34048)
15372-8-04'-8½"Mal Tiempo, Curces, CFGALCO (Schenectady) #62661, 12/1920or from Ciudad Caracas, CFG
12382-8-0760mmMal Tiempo, Curces, CFGBaldwin #58646, 9/1925
16212-8-04'-8½"Mal Tiempo, Curces, CFGALCO (Cooke) #65192, 1924 or from Elpidio Gomez, CFG
12212-8-0760mmMal Tiempo, Curces, CFGBaldwin #53879, 10/1920
12192-8-0760mmMal Tiempo, Curces, CFGBaldwin #37268, 11/1911
12202-8-0760mmMal Tiempo, Curces, CFGBaldwin #35782, 12/1910
2-8-04'-8½"Ciudad Caracas, Lajas, CFGALCO (Schenectady) #62035, 6/1920no marks.
17242-8-04'-8½"Ciudad Caracas, Lajas, CFGBaldwin #53726, 9/1920
18152-8-04'-8½"Ciudad Caracas, Lajas, CFGALCO (Schenectady) #60540, 2/1919
11412-8-0760mmElpidio Gomez, Palmira, CFGabandonedBaldwin #45829, 6/1917Dumped and wheel-less.
16292-8-04'-8½"Elpidio Gomez, Palmira, CFGALCO (Cooke) #62415, 1920
13272-8-0760mmEspartaco, Palmira, CFGBaldwin #37142, 10/1911
13282-8-0760mmEspartaco, Palmira, CFGBaldwin #42093, 5/1915
13262-8-0760mmEspartaco, Palmira, CFGBaldwin #14436, 9/1895
13292-8-0760mmEspartaco, Palmira, CFGBaldwin #52573, 11/1919
13322-8-0760mmCatorce de Julio, Rodas, CFGBaldwin #42232, 8/1915
11532-8-0760mmCatorce de Julio, Rodas, CFGBaldwin #34048, 11/1909
13452-8-0760mmCatorce de Julio, Rodas, CFGBaldwin #54011, 11/1920
11332-8-0760mmCatorce de Julio, Rodas, CFGBaldwin #(12278), 10/1991
11342-8-0760mmCatorce de Julio, Rodas, CFGBaldwin #54251, 12/1920
13372-8-0760mmCatorce de Julio, Rodas, CFGBaldwin #52236, 8/1919
13302-8-0760mmCatorce de Julio, Rodas, CFGBaldwin #43851, 8/1916
1334 (14)2-8-0700mmCentral Narcisa (Caibarien & Moron) Almacenes San Jose Artisans Market, Havana, CLHdisplayBaldwin #53655, 09/1920 Named Susanita, from Yaguajay
13082-8-030"Gregorio Arlee Manalich El Parque del Agrimensor, Havana, CLHdisplayBaldwin #18371, 11/1900
14572-8-036" Lenin Park, Havana, CLHoperationalBaldwin #54234, 1920
13512-8-0914mmGregorio Arlee Manalich parking lot near old Parliament building in center of town, Havana, CLHdisplayBaldwin #45070, 2/1917 From Hermanos Ameijeiras, VCL, outside frame
18162-8-04'-8½"Central Marcelo Salado (103 Eduaro G. Lavandero) parking lot near old Parliament building in center of town, Havana, CLHdisplayALCO (Schenectady) #58751, 1919
18472-8-04'-8½"Costa Rica, El Salvador, GUABaldwin #52912, 2/1920
18462-8-04'-8½"Costa Rica, El Salvador, GUABaldwin #53721, 9/1920
17042-8-04'-8½"Abraham Lincoln, Artemisa, HAVrestorationVulcan Iron Works (Wilkes-Barre) #2893, 6/1919
17102-8-04'-8½"Abraham Lincoln, Artemisa, HAVVulcan Iron Works (Wilkes-Barre) #3003, 1/1920
18012-8-04'-8½"Abraham Lincoln, Artemisa, HAVBaldwin #XO_668, 1923
17052-8-04'-8½"Abraham Lincoln, Artemisa, HAVBaldwin #53147, 3/1920or from E.G. Lavandero, HAV
16012-8-04'-8½"E.G. Lavandero, Artemisa, HAVBaldwin #52193, 8/1919
18052-8-04'-8½"E.G. Lavandero, Artemisa, HAVBaldwin #52913, 1/1920
17062-8-04'-8½"E.G. Lavandero, Artemisa, HAVVulcan Iron Works (Wilkes-Barre) #3150, 1/1921
18032-8-04'-8½"Amistad con los Pueblos, Guines, HAVBaldwin #52195, 8/1919
16022-8-04'-8½"Amistad con los Pueblos, Guines, HAVBaldwin #54229, 12/1920
18042-8-04'-8½"Amistad con los Pueblos, Guines, HAVBaldwin #52445, 8/1919
12032-8-0760mmOsvaldo Sanchez, Guines, HAVBaldwin #53812, 10/1920
13102-8-0760mmOsvaldo Sanchez, Guines, HAVBaldwin #52574, 11/1919
13092-8-0760mmOsvaldo Sanchez, Guines, HAVALCO (Cooke) #58746, 1919
11102-8-0760mmOsvaldo Sanchez, Guines, HAVBaldwin #53402, 7/1920
17112-8-04'-8½"Boris Luis Santa Coloma, Madruga, HAVALCO (Cooke) #62099, 1920
15082-8-04'-8½" Ruben Martinez Villena, Madruga, HAVBaldwin #29616, 11/1906
16052-8-04'-8½" Ruben Martinez Villena, Madruga, HAVBaldwin #54051, 11/1920
14042-8-0914mmAugusto Cesar Sandino, Mariel, HAVBaldwin
13822-8-0914mmAugusto Cesar Sandino, Mariel, HAVBaldwin #42690, 12/1915
13062-8-0760mm Gregorio Arlee Manalich, Melena del Sur, HAVBaldwin #38802, 11/1912
13042-8-04'-8½" Gregorio Arlee Manalich, Melena del Sur, HAVVulcan Iron Works (Wilkes-Barre) #2792, 4/1918
13652-8-0760mm Gregorio Arlee Manalich, Melena del Sur, HAVBaldwin
13072-8-0760mm Gregorio Arlee Manalich, Melena del Sur, HAVBaldwin #53685, 9/1920
17082-8-04'-8½"Manuel Isla Perez, Nueva Paz, HAVBaldwin #54227, 12/1920
16032-8-04'-8½"Manuel Isla Perez, Nueva Paz, HAVALCO (Cooke) #65194, 10/1925
18022-8-04'-8½"Hector Molina Riano, San Nicolas, HAVH.K. Porter
12-8-04'-8½"Playa Pasquero (FdeC) Playa Pesquero Resort, Guardalavaca, HOLdisplayALCO (Cooke) #62542, 10/1920
13862-8-0760mmRafael Freyre, HOLoperationalBaldwin
14142-8-04'-8½"Jesus Rabi, Calimete, MAT
2-8-0760mmHumberto Alvarez, Cardenas, MATBaldwin #19677, 11/1901no marks.
2-8-0760mmHumberto Alvarez, Cardenas, MATout of serviceBaldwin #58791, 11/1925
13152-8-0760mmHumberto Alvarez, Cardenas, MATBaldwin #26193, 8/1905
13562-8-0760mmHumberto Alvarez, Cardenas, MATVulcan Iron Works (Wilkes-Barre) #2571, 11/1916
15142-8-04'-8½"Mexico, Colon, MATALCO (Cooke) #62508, 7/1920
15132-8-04'-8½"Australia, Jaguey Grande, MATBaldwin
17132-8-04'-8½"Granma, Jovellanos, MATBaldwin
15192-8-04'-8½"Granma, Jovellanos, MAT
0722-8-0760mmEsteban Hernandez, Marti, MATBaldwin #42479, 9/1915
2-8-0760mmEsteban Hernandez, Marti, MATout of serviceVulcan Iron Works (Wilkes-Barre) #2706, 7/1917
15222-8-0760mmEsteban Hernandez, Marti, MATVulcan Iron Works (Wilkes-Barre) #3495, 12/1924
16162-8-0760mmEsteban Hernandez, Marti, MATVulcan Iron Works (Wilkes-Barre) #2459, 12/1915
92-8-0760mmEsteban Hernandez, Marti, MATBaldwin #44285, 10/1916
18102-8-04'-8½"Espana Republicana, Perico, MATVulcan Iron Works (Wilkes-Barre) #3088, 8/1920
18072-8-04'-8½"Juan Avila Juan Avila, Union de Reyes, MATdisplay
17182-8-04'-8½" Puerto Rico Libre, Union de Reyes, MATBaldwin
17022-8-04'-8½"Jose Marti, San Cristobal, PDRrestorationVulcan Iron Works (Wilkes-Barre) #2999, 12/1919
17012-8-04'-8½"Jose Marti, San Cristobal, PDRVulcan Iron Works (Wilkes-Barre), 1919
15022-8-04'-8½"Jose Marti, San Cristobal, PDRVulcan Iron Works (Wilkes-Barre) #3090, 9/1920
15782-8-04'-8½"America Libre, Contramaestre, SANBaldwin #52725, 12/1919
16702-8-04'-8½"Rafael Reyes, San Luis, SANALCO (Cooke) #62507, 8/1920
16692-8-04'-8½"Rafael Reyes, San Luis, SANALCO (Cooke) #66466, 11/1925
16792-8-04'-8½"Los Reynaldos, Songo-La Maya, SANVulcan Iron Works (Wilkes-Barre) #3130, 12/1920or from Costa Rica, GUA
15902-8-04'-8½"Valle de los Ingenios Trinidad Railway Terminal, Trinidad, SSPdisplayALCO From Manacas-Iznaga
1542 (8)2-8-0700mmCentral Narcisa Central Obdulio Morales, Yaguajay, SSPBaldwin #44065, 9/1916Named Senora Lise
1333 (16)2-8-0700mmCentral Narcisa (Caibarien & Moron) Central Obdulio Morales, Yaguajay, SSPoperationalBaldwin #52414, 09/1919Named Pedro Pablo
1335 (5)2-8-0700mmCentral Narcisa Central Obdulio Morales, Yaguajay, SSPderelictBaldwin #26253, 8/1905Named Don Alvaro
1244 (2)2-8-0700mmCaibarien & Moron (Pablo Camiz) Simon Bolivar, Yaguajay, SSPdismantledBaldwin #13021, 11/1892
13622-8-0700mm Simon Bolivar, Yaguajay, SSPVulcan Iron Works (Wilkes-Barre) #2984, 10/1919
1360 (5)2-8-0700mmCentral Victoria Simon Bolivar, Yaguajay, SSPBaldwin #46255, 09/1917
72-8-0700mmCaibarien & Moron (Central Victoria) Simon Bolivar, Yaguajay, SSPout of serviceBaldwin #53990, 11/1920
1363 (9)2-8-0700mmCentral Narcisa (Caibarien & Moron) Simon Bolivar, Yaguajay, SSPBaldwin #46768, 10/1917Named Aimee
16262-8-04'-8½"Jose Maria Perez, Camajuani, VCLBaldwin #41746, 10/1914427,429
17512-8-04'-8½"Jose Maria Perez, Camajuani, VCLBaldwin #58538, 7/1925
17272-8-04'-8½"Jose Maria Perez, Camajuani, VCLBaldwin #53148, 4/1920
11 (15)2-8-04'-8½"Cuban Central (Caibarien & Moron)Jose Maria Perez, Camajuani, VCLBaldwin #13083, 12/1892Possibly No. 1340.
16402-8-04'-8½"Mariana Grajales, Cifuentes, VCLALCO (Schenectady) #62662, 12/1920or from Quinten Banderas, VCL
72-8-0914mmQuinten Banderas, Corralillo, VCLBaldwin
12312-8-0914mmQuinten Banderas, Corralillo, VCLBaldwin #(52390), 9/1919
12292-8-0914mmQuinten Banderas, Corralillo, VCLBaldwin #52382, 10/1919
13392-8-0914mmQuinten Banderas, Corralillo, VCLBaldwin #18387, 11/1900
14512-8-0914mmHermanos Ameijeiras, Placetas, VCLBaldwin #58778, 10/1925
2-8-0914mmHermanos Ameijeiras, Placetas, VCLout of serviceBaldwin #52156, 8/1919
13732-8-0914mmHermanos Ameijeiras, Placetas, VCLBaldwin #43394, 5/1916
13232-8-0914mmHermanos Ameijeiras, Placetas, VCLBaldwin #53654, 10/1920
16312-8-04'-8½"Jose Riquelme, Quemado de Guines, VCLALCO (Schenectady) #(62542), 1920
16452-8-04'-8½"Jose Riquelme, Quemado de Guines, VCLALCO (Schenectady) #62657, 12/1920or from Unidad Proletaria, VCL
12322-8-0760mmJose Riquelme, Quemado de Guines, VCLBaldwin #38663, 11/1912
12-8-04'-8½"Panchito Gomez Toro, Quemado de Guines, VCLVulcan Iron Works (Wilkes-Barre) #3114, 10/1920
13472-8-0760mmPanchito Gomez Toro, Quemado de Guines, VCLBaldwin #52262, 9/1919
18142-8-04'-8½"Carlos Carraballo, Ranchuelo, VCLALCO (Schenectady) #60539, 2/1919
52-8-0760mmDiez de Octubre, Ranchuelo, VCLBaldwin #40219, 7/1913Out of service but preserved for reasons unknown.
16382-8-04'-8½"Diez de Octubre, Ranchuelo, VCLALCO (Schenectady) #62371, 1920
62-8-0760mmDiez de Octubre, Ranchuelo, VCLBaldwinOut of service but preserved for reasons unknown.
16612-8-04'-8½"Diez de Octubre, Ranchuelo, VCLBaldwin #58539, 7/1925
18182-8-04'-8½"Diez de Octubre, Ranchuelo, VCLALCO (Cooke) #62961, 2/1921
17302-8-04'-8½"Diez de Octubre, Ranchuelo, VCLALCO (Schenectady) #58783, 11/1919
16372-8-04'-8½"Efrain Alphonso, Ranchuelo, VCLALCO (Cooke)
14202-8-0914mmHeriberto Duquesne, Remedios, VCLBaldwin #53847, 10/1920
13252-8-0914mmHeriberto Duquesne, Remedios, VCLBaldwin #53107, 4/1920
13192-8-0914mmHeriberto Duquesne, Remedios, VCLBaldwin #53830, 10/1920
13182-8-0914mmHeriberto Duquesne, Remedios, VCLBaldwin #21308, 11/1902
13172-8-0914mmHeriberto Duquesne, Remedios, VCLBaldwin #43729, 7/1916
14242-8-0914mmHeriberto Duquesne, Remedios, VCLBaldwin #54233, 12/1920
2-8-0914mmHeriberto Duquesne, Remedios, VCLBaldwin #29764, 12/1906no marks.
2-8-0914mmHeriberto Duquesne, Remedios, VCLBaldwin #52379, 9/1919no marks.
14192-8-0914mmHeriberto Duquesne, Remedios, VCLBaldwin #52632, 12/1919
18232-8-04'-8½"Quintin Banderas Marcelo Salado Railway, Remedios, VCLoperationalALCO (Schenectady) #62042, 1920 From Carlos Carraballo, VCL
16412-8-04'-8½" Marcelo Salado Railway, Remedios, VCLALCO (Cooke)
15492-8-04'-8½"MINAZ Marcelo Salado Railway, Remedios, VCLoperationalALCO (Cooke) #62620, 10/1920
14262-8-04'-8½"MINAZ Marcelo Salado Railway, Remedios, VCLrestorationBaldwin #53282, 6/1920 From Jose Maria Perez, VCL
16392-8-04'-8½"Hector Rodriguez, Sagua la Gande, VCLALCO (Schenectady) #58778, 9/1919
16442-8-04'-8½"Hector Rodriguez, Sagua la Gande, VCLALCO (Schenectady) #54366, 12/1913

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