2-8-0 "Consolidation" Locomotives in Mexico

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 Mexico (data provided by Steve Llanso of Sweat House Media)

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

No.ClassF.M. WhyteGaugeRailroad LineLocationStatusBuilder InfoNotes
2703 (1344)GR-322-8-04'-8½"FC Sonora Baja CFA (NdeM) city park near the S-BC Depot, Mexicali, BCNdisplayALCO (Cooke), 1907
62-8-0ngFCM (Mineral de Chihuahua)Santa Eulalia, CHHdisplayH.K. Porter #6950, 1925
1399GR-342-8-04'-8½"NdeM Estacion Frontera, Ciudad Frontera, COAdisplayALCO (Cooke) #26365, 1902
(501)2-8-0ngNdeMParedon, COAdisplayALCO from Monterrey, Nuevo Leon
1140 (794)GR-202-8-04'-8½"NdeM Railroad Museum, Torreon, COAdisplayALCO (Brooks) #63109, 09/1921 Rebuilt on 6/29/57
67G-0232-8-036"FCI (NdeM) Museo de los Ferrocarrileros, Mexico City, DFdisplayALCO #5210, 1899 From Monument to Revolution Museum
900GR-32-8-04'-8½"NdeM Durango Depot, Durango, DGOdisplayALCO (Schenectady) #68742, 06/1936
903 (297)GR-32-8-04'-8½"NdeM depot, Acambaro, GTOdisplayBaldwin #35723, 12/1910 Displayed east of depot
296 (907)GR-32-8-04'-8½"NdeM depot, Acambaro, GTOdisplayAcambaro, 05/1944 May only be masquerading as La Fidelita. Origin uncertain. Once displayed in Canitas de Felipe Pescador, ZAC. Displayed west of depot.
286 (213)G-0302-8-036"San Rafael & Atlixco (NdeM) Cenro Cultural Sor Juana Museum, Nepantla, MEXdisplayBaldwin #57926, 1924 from FNM scrapyard
272G-0302-8-036"NdeM Parque del Pueblo, Nezahualcoyotl, MEXdisplayBaldwin
269 (194)G-0302-8-036"NdeM Diego Rivera and Isidro Fabela, Toluca, MEXdisplayBaldwin, 1924
279 (204)G-0302-8-036"NdeM Tren Escinico, Cuautla, MORoperationalBaldwin #55110, 1921
265G-0302-8-036"NdeMJojutla, MORprivateBaldwin
262 (187)G-0302-8-036"NdeM Museo de Historia Mexicana, Monterrey, NLEdisplay
535 (74)G-62-8-04'-8½"NdeM (NdeT) station, Matias Romero, OAXdisplayBaldwin #27414, 02/1906
143 (2)G-0242-8-036"F.C. Oriental Mexicano Oriental Depot 1, Oriental, PUEdisplayKerr, Stuart & Co (Stoke on Trent) #823, 1904
2-8-04'-8½"depot, Puebla, PUEdisplay
275G-0302-8-036"NdeM Ferrosur Station, Puebla, PUEdisplayBaldwin
40 (61)G-202-8-04'-8½"NdeM (FCM) National Museum of Mexican Railroads, Puebla, PUEdisplayBaldwin #5769, 1881
102-8-036"CyZ National Museum of Mexican Railroads, Puebla, PUEdisplayBaldwin #32647, 02/1908
1150GR-202-8-04'-8½"NdeM National Museum of Mexican Railroads, Puebla, PUEdisplayALCO (Brooks) #63119, 09/1921
22-8-036"Mineral de Chihuahua (Potosi Rio Verde)Chihuahua Pacifico depot, Los Mochis, SINdisplayBaldwin #16525, 1899
0012-8-036"Ferrocarril Mexicano Los Mochis Ferromex Depot, Los Mochis, SINdisplayBaldwin #600880, 1947 Why does the builder's plate show 600880?
1182GR-202-8-04'-8½"NdeM Museo del Ferrocarril, San Luis Potosi, SLPdisplay
2702 (1137)GR-202-8-04'-8½"S-BC (NdeM) S-BC Depot, Benjamin Hill, SONdisplayALCO (Brooks), 1921
70GR-0232-8-036"Ferrocarril de Sonora (FCI) Bella Vista Park, Empalme, SONdisplayALCO #5213, 1899
501 (69)G-0232-8-04'-8½"NdeM (FCI) city square, Nacozari de Garcia, SONdisplay
501 (218)GR-282-8-04'-8½"NdeM (FCM)along main avenue, Nogales, SONdisplayBaldwin, 1946
212GR-282-8-04'-8½"NdeM (FCM) Rts 119 & 136, Apizaco, TLAdisplayBaldwin #73238, 10/1946
281 (197)G-0302-8-036"NdeM Centro Deportivo Ferrocarrilero, Jalapa, VERdisplayBaldwin #55112, 11/1921
32-8-036"CIASA (CyZ) Cia. Industrial y Azucarera S.A. (CIASA), Juan Diaz Covarrubias, VERdisplayBaldwin #15784, 03/1898
1170GR-202-8-04'-8½"NdeM Tierra Blanca Station, Tierra Blanca, VERdisplayBaldwin #55083, 09/1921Mi Prieta Linda (My Little Black Girl)

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