2-8-2 "Mikado" Locomotives in the USA

"Mikado" is the name generally assigned to the steam locomotives of the 2-8-2 wheel arrangement. The general, and reasonable assumption, is that this appellation stems from the construction of locomotives of this wheel arrangement by Baldwin in 1893. These locomotives were of the three foot six inch gauge, and were constructed for Nihon Tetsudo (Japan Railways), a private railway at the time. The class of these first locomotives was "Bt4/6". "B" was for "Baldwin", "t" meant "with tender", "4" stood for drivers, and "6" was for total axles. In 1906, 17 private railways, including Nihon Tetsudo became part of the Imperial Japanese Government Railways. It should be pointed out that after Pearl Harbor, in an excess of patriotic zeal, some railroads (most prominently the B&O and Union Pacific) renamed their locomotives of this wheel arrangement as "MacArthurs".

The first known example of this wheel arrangement in North America was on the Lehigh Valley. In 1883, that road rebuilt one of two center cab 2-10-0s into a 2-8-2. The thought here was to reduce flange wear on the final set of drivers. The Lehigh Valley was one of the early pioneers of the 2-8-2, purchasing no less than 47 center cab Wooten firebox equipped locomotives between 1902 and 1905. While other anthracite roads, and the Lehigh Valley itself, were to purchase further Wooten equipped Mikados, this group was the only class to fall into the category of "Camelback - Mother Hubbard".

Early installations of locomotives of the 2-8-2 wheel arrangement, both narrow gauge and industrial, such as logging, were ordered with a trailing axle to permit ease in bi-directional operation. But, for road service, the Mikado was considered to be developed from the 2-8-0 and the 2-6-2, just as the Pacific was a product of both the 4-4-2 and the 4-6-0. Bruce ("The Steam Locomotive In America") gives credit to an Alco built class for the Northern Pacific of 1905, which had 63 inch drivers. This, he regards as a development of 2-6-2s, of which the NP had a considerable fleet. The additional axle and the larger boiler permitted by the longer wheel base resulting in the 2-8-2 having the potential to haul the same trains as the 2-6-2 but on heavier grades. Another authority (Robert LeMassena, ("America's Workhorse Locomotive, the 2-8-2") points out that the NP sort of 2-8-2 had a smaller grate than contemporary 2-8-0s with 63 inch drivers, and the first true example of the 2-8-2 was a class built for the Virginian Railway in 1909, which had a deep firebox, supported by the trailing truck and a large superheated boiler.

Whatever the ancestry, the 2-8-2 became the principal freight locomotive of North America. Dealing only with standard gauge locomotives of common carrier railroads, Bruce gives a total of 9500 having been built for service in the United States. To this should be added 497 of the type on the roster of the Canadian National, and 253 for the Canadian Pacific, plus an uncertain number for smaller Canadian roads. Although the Nacionales de Mexico ultimately purchased many 2-8-2s from US railroads. One record shows an order for 40 57-inch driver locomotives in 1921/23. The North American total, then, as of about 1945, when pretty much all built would still have been in service, is somewhere in excess of 10,000 locomotives. Reasonably, then, about one out of every five locomotives in service on North American common carrier railroads was a Mikado (or MacArthur).

What were the characteristics that made this class so popular and successful? It was relatively a large locomotive - few were built with axle loadings of less than 50,000 lbs, and at least half were at 60,000 lbs and above, which resulted, at normal adhesion, in starting tractive efforts substantially over 50,000 lbs. In other words, when dealing with general purpose freight service, the ability to handle trains of 3000 to 5000 tons at good track speeds was accomplished with Mikados. It was a beautifully balanced design with the lead axle and the two front driving axles being equalized with the two rear driving axles and the trailing axles. Grate areas were in the general area of 65 to 70 square feet, although there were larger ones, including some giants on the Great Northern with an incredible 98.5 square foot grate. Railroads which desired to burn anthracite equipped their Mikados with Wooten fireboxes, which were large but shallow. Although some early examples were built as saturated engines, and some were compounds, it is safe to assume that all of the 10,000 Mikados were superheated and simple by 1945. Such appliances as boosters and feedwater heaters, if not original equipment, were frequently retrofitted, and with the obvious exception of oil burners, it is safe to say that almost all Mikados fell within the Interstate Commerce Commission's requirement that all locomotives with a weight of 160,000 (passenger) or 175,000 (freight) lbs or more on drivers would require a mechanical stoker.

Some coal haulers, the Virginian for one, stayed with 56/57 inch drivers for their Mikados. For the most part, however, driver diameters fell between a range of 61.5 inches (Reading) and 64 inches (B&O, Burlington). These diameters are really a matter of the preference of the various roads, thus, the Pennsylvania and the B&O both preferred even numbered diameters, but the PRR rounded down to 62 inches and the B&O, up to 64. The Reading went into the Twentieth Century with 55.5 inches as a standard wheel diameter for freight locomotives. When they ordered their first 27 Mikados in 1913, as fast freight engines, they got daring and fitted them with 61.5 inch drivers. Then, timidity took over, and the 1917 order for an additional 30 reverted to the 55.5 inch coal hauling diameter. Subsequently, they took a deep breath and installed 61.5 inch diameter drivers on the newer Mikados. With drivers in these diameters, and reasonably sized cylinders and big boilers, the Mikado was easily capable of 50mph and higher speeds. Mikados were built as freight engines, with one exception. The Union Pacific, whose first 2-8-2s had 57 inch drivers, received a second order with 63 inch drivers which were intended for mountain passenger service. One odd feature of these "passenger" engines was this; they were equipped with "Vanderbilt" type tenders, common on the UP at that period, and had a dummy vestibule fitted to the rear of the cylindrical water space. This was to line up with the vestibule of the first car attached behind the tender, and was conceived of as a method of reducing sway, to what effect remains obscure. When the larger Pacifics, and Mountains, were assigned to passenger service on the UP, these Mikados had the vestibules removed and went into freight work. But, Mikados did work passenger trains, particularly on heavy grades and, for example on the B&O and the Pennsylvania, were frequently used as passenger helpers.

Obviously, the type was in widespread use, to the extent that Mikados were the main freight locomotive of the North American railroads. Of course, there were exceptions. Lines which never owned 2-8-2s, included the Boston & Maine, the Delaware and Hudson, the Norfolk & Western, and others. One interesting exception to the domination of Mikados was the Southern Pacific. That system owned 162 Mikados and an impressive 182 2-10-2s (called "decapods" on the SP, for obvious reasons.)

Information for this introduction to Mikados provided by the late Edward Weinstein.

Builders of 2-8-2 "Mikado" Type Locomotives (by Richard Duley)

Mikado Locomotives By Builder

Number of 2-8-2 "Mikado" Type Locomotives Built by Year (by Richard Duley)

Mikado Locomotives Built By Year

Railroads that used 2-8-2 "Mikado" locomotives in the USA (data provided by Steve Llanso of Sweat House Media)

Surviving Examples of 2-8-2 "Mikado" Locomotives in the USA

No. Class F.M. Whyte Gauge Railroad Line Location Status Builder Info Notes
196 2-8-2 36" WP&Y (USATC) buried in Skagway River near MP 4.9, Skagway, AK abandoned Baldwin #69431, 1943 Lying on left side, portion of boiler and cab above land.
73 2-8-2 36" WP&Y enginehouse, Skagway, AK operational Baldwin #73352, 1947
195 2-8-2 36" WP&Y (USATC) Trail of '98 Museum, 7th & Spring Sts., Skagway, AK display Baldwin #69430, 1943
4018 (20030) USRAl 2-8-2 4'-8½" SLSF (PRR) Sloss Furnaces National Historical Landmark, Birmingham, AL display Lima #5872, 1919 From Alabama State Fairgrounds
226 2-8-2 4'-8½" DFI ES&NA Railway, Eureka Springs, AR display Baldwin #60005, 1927 From Benton, AR
4003 (20008) USRAl 2-8-2 4'-8½" SLSF Fort Smith Trolley Museum, 100 S. 4th St., Fort Smith, AR display ALCO (Schenectady) #60946, 1919
11 2-8-2 15" Paradise & Pacific RR McCormick-Stillman Railroad Park, 7301 E Indian Bend Rd, Scottsdale, AZ operational
4960 O-1A 2-8-2 4'-8½" CB&Q Grand Canyon Railway, Williams, AZ operational Baldwin #56809, 1923
539 (1762) W-3 2-8-2 4'-8½" SP&S (NP) Grand Canyon Railway, Williams, AZ display ALCO (Brooks) #57954, 09/1917 from Battle Ground, WA, displayed by the depot
11 2-8-2T 4'-8½" Coos Bay Lumber Pacific Southwest Railway Museum, Campo, CA restoration ALCO (Schenectady) #68276, 1929
45 (3) 2-8-2 4'-8½" Owen-Oregon Lumber CA Western Railroad, Fort Bragg, CA operational Baldwin #58045, 1924
34 2-8-2 4'-8½" Sierra Railtown 1897 State Historic Park, Jamestown, CA stored Baldwin #58679, 1925 Fred Kepner collection
1000 (4) 2-8-2 4'-8½" SMV (HH) Travel Town Museum, Los Angeles, CA display ALCO (Schenectady) #61535, 1920
2564 MK-10 2-8-2 4'-8½" UP Orange Empire Railway Museum, Perris, CA display ALCO (Brooks) #62881, 1921
15 (4) 90 ton 2-8-2 4'-8½" Hammond Lumber (Humbird Lumber) Timber Heritage Association, Samoa, CA stored Baldwin #43563, 1916 from Eureka, then Timber Heritage Association, Glendale
334 MK-71 2-8-2 4'-8½" WP Western Railway Museum, Suisun City, CA stored ALCO (Schenectady) #67972, 1929
19 2-8-2 4'-8½" MCR Yreka Western RR, Yreka, CA restoration Baldwin #42000, 1915 temporarily leased to the OP&E, returned in 1988, appeared in Emperor Of The North
495 K-37 2-8-2 36" D&RGW C&TS yard, Antonito, CO display Baldwin #20522, 1908
494 K-37 2-8-2 36" D&RGW C&TS yard, Antonito, CO display Baldwin #20748, 1908
499 K-37 2-8-2 36" D&RGW Royal Gorge Park, Canon City, CO display D&RGW, 1930 From Durango
482 K-36 2-8-2 36" D&RGW Durango & Silverton, Durango, CO operational Baldwin #58541, 1925
476 K-28 2-8-2 36" D&RGW Durango & Silverton, Durango, CO stored ALCO (Schenectady) #64987, 1923
481 K-36 2-8-2 36" D&RGW Durango & Silverton, Durango, CO operational Baldwin #58559, 1925
473 K-28 2-8-2 36" D&RGW Durango & Silverton, Durango, CO operational ALCO (Schenectady) #64984, 1923
498 K-37 2-8-2 36" D&RGW Durango & Silverton, Durango, CO display Baldwin #20640, 1908
480 K-36 2-8-2 36" D&RGW Durango & Silverton, Durango, CO operational Baldwin #58558, 1925
486 K-36 2-8-2 36" D&RGW Durango & Silverton, Durango, CO operational from Royal Gorge Park
491 K-37 2-8-2 36" D&RGW Colorado Railroad Museum, Golden, CO operational Baldwin (Burnham) #20829, 1908
493 K-37 2-8-2 36" D&RGW Freight House Museum, Silverton, CO display
463 K-27 2-8-2 15" D&RGW Uhrich Locomotive Works, Strasburg, CO stored Uhrich replica, from Rio Golden Railroad
3025 (1658) SY 2-8-2 4'-8½" NYNH&H Valley Railroad, Essex, CT operational Tangshan #1658, 1989 damaged in fire From China, then Knox, Kane & Kinzua Railroad
40 2-8-2 4'-8½" A&R Valley Railroad, Essex, CT operational ALCO (Brooks) #61858, 1920
1355 2-8-2 4'-8½" SLSF Garden St., Pensacola, FL display ALCO (Schenectady) #51817, 1912
10 2-8-2T 4'-8½" Coos Bay Lumber Williston Crossing RV Resort, Williston, FL scrapped ALCO (Schenectady) #68548, 12/1930 From Baldwin City, KS
302 F 2-8-2 4'-8½" GRR Augusta Museum of History, Augusta, GA display Lima #5004, 1915
9 2-8-2 4'-8½" Albany & Northern park, Camilla, GA display Baldwin #58361, 1925
105 2-8-2 4'-8½" GAN park, Moultrie, GA display Baldwin #60736, 1929
100 2-8-2 4'-8½" GAS&C Jeffords Park, Sylvester, GA display Baldwin #61291, 1930
9 (31) 2-8-2 4'-8½" Rockton-Rion Okefenokee Heritage Center, Waycross, GA display Baldwin #38813, 1912 Named Okefenokee Chief
8419 JS 2-8-2 4'-8½" B&SV (China) Boone & Scenic Valley Railroad, Boone, IA operational Tangshan #8419, 1989 Named Iowan
2295 MK-9 2-8-2 4'-8½" UP Boise Depot, Boise, ID display ALCO (Brooks) #61924, 1924
2005 MK-1 2-8-2 4'-8½" UP Ross Park, Pocatello, ID display Baldwin #36367, 1911 Displayed with a Centennial
639 H-6d 2-8-2 4'-8½" NYC&StL Miller Park, Bloomington, IL display Lima #6642, 1923
4978 O-1A 2-8-2 4'-8½" CB&Q Union Depot Railroad Museum, Mendota, IL display Baldwin #56974, 9/1923
1352 2-8-2 4'-8½" SLSF I&M engine house, Taylorville, IL stored ALCO (Schenectady) #51820, 09/1912 Going to American Steam Railroad Preservation Assocation, Groveport, OH
4963 O-1A 2-8-2 4'-8½" CB&Q Illinois Railway Museum, Union, IL display Baldwin, 1923
765 (1330) N-6 2-8-2 4'-8½" EJ&E (DM&IR) Gateway Park, Gary, IN display Baldwin #61080, 1929
624 H-6e 2-8-2 4'-8½" NYC&StL Hammond Park Dept Recreation, Hammond, IN display Lima #6314, 1922
587 (5541) H-6o 2-8-2 4'-8½" NYC&StL (LE&W) Indiana Transportation Museum, Noblesville, IN restoration Baldwin #49683, 1918 May be operational by fall 2013.
3167 3160 2-8-2 4'-8½" AT&SF Kaw River, Topeka, KS sunk Baldwin
4076 4000 2-8-2 4'-8½" AT&SF Kaw River, Topeka, KS sunk Baldwin
1518 (1932) 2-8-2 4'-8½" IC Kentucky Ave and Water St, Paducah, KY display Lima #6524, 1923 last IC steam locomotive in service
745 Mk-5 2-8-2 4'-8½" SP (T&NO) LASTA, Jefferson, LA operational T&NO (Algiers), 1921 Featured in The Curious Case of Benjamin Button and Jonah Hex
4500 Q3 2-8-2 4'-8½" B&O B&O Railroad Museum, Baltimore, MD display Baldwin #49153, 1918 First USRA locomotive built
464 K-27 2-8-2 36" D&RGW Huckleberry Railroad, Flint, MI operational Baldwin #21796, 1903 from Knott's Berry Farm
14 MK-2 2-8-2 4'-8½" D&NM Lake Superior Railroad Museum, Duluth, MN display Baldwin #39665, 1913
1024 (504) L-4 2-8-2 4'-8½" MSP&SSM (CI&L) City Hall/Soo Line Depot, Thief River Falls, MN display ALCO (Brooks) #50706, 1912 Only surviving Monon steam locomotive
551 USRAl 2-8-2 4'-8½" C&IM Museum of Transportation, St. Louis, MO display Lima #7330, 1928
141 2-8-2 4'-8½" Green Brothers Gravel (MSCI) along SR 28, Georgetown, MS display ALCO (Schenectady) #64916, 1923
300 2-8-2 4'-8½" Bonhomie & Hattiesburg Southern Southern Depot, Hattiesburg, MS display Baldwin #58241, 1925
190 2-8-2 36" WP&Y Tweetsie Railroad, Blowing Rock, NC operational Baldwin #69425, 1943 Named Yukon Queen
3059 O-1 2-8-2 4'-8½" GN City Park, Williston, ND display Baldwin #39209, 1913
142 (1647) SY 2-8-2 4'-8½" NYS&W (China) Belvidere-Delaware Railroad, Phillipsburg, NJ operational Tangshan #1647, 1989 From Utica, operates on the Bel-Del line
478 K-28 2-8-2 36" D&RGW Cumbres & Toltec, Chama, NM dismantled ALCO (Schenectady) #64989, 1923 From Durango
489 K-36 2-8-2 36" D&RGW Cumbres & Toltec, Chama, NM operational Baldwin #58590, 1929
483 K-36 2-8-2 36" D&RGW Cumbres & Toltec, Chama, NM cosmetic restoration Baldwin #58584, 1925 retired in 1977, going to Durango
488 K-36 2-8-2 36" D&RGW Cumbres & Toltec, Chama, NM operational Baldwin #58589, 1925
463 K-27 2-8-2 36" D&RGW Cumbres & Toltec, Chama, NM operational Baldwin #21788, 1903
497 K-37 2-8-2 36" D&RGW Cumbres & Toltec, Chama, NM out of service Baldwin #20521, 1908 Last operated in 2002, awaiting overhaul
487 K-36 2-8-2 36" D&RGW Cumbres & Toltec, Chama, NM operational Baldwin #58588, 1925
492 K-37 2-8-2 36" D&RGW Cumbres & Toltec, Chama, NM display Baldwin #20749, 1908
484 K-36 2-8-2 36" D&RGW Cumbres & Toltec, Chama, NM operational Baldwin #58585, 1925
35 2-8-2 4'-8½" Pacific Lumber Nevada Southern Railway, Boulder City, NV display Baldwin #57538, 10/1923 From Heber City, undergoing cosmetic restoration in 2013
18 2-8-2 4'-8½" MCR V&T Railroad, Virginia City, NV operational Baldwin #41709, 1914 from McCloud, CA, to be used on a tourist rail line between Carson City and Virginia City, NV in 2010
5361 P2e 2-8-2 4'-8½" CPR Gould Coupler (industrial park), Depew, NY display CLC #1775, 09/1926
4070 S-3-a 2-8-2 4'-8½" GTW Clark Ave Roundhouse, Cleveland, OH restoration ALCO (Schenectady) #60319, 1918 MRPS
227 2-8-2 4'-8½" DFI 224 S Park Dr, Broken Bow, OK display Baldwin #60006, 1927
21 2-8-2 4'-8½" SMV Astoria RR Preservation, Astoria, OR restoration Baldwin #58368, 1925
104 2-8-2 4'-8½" GP NRHS Oregon Coast Chapter, Coos Bay, OR restoration from North Bend
5 2-8-2 4'-8½" GP Avery Park, Corvallis, OR display Baldwin #55399, 1922 photo & info
90 90 ton 2-8-2 4'-8½" Rayonier (Polson Logging) Lumberman's Park, Garibaldi, OR restoration Baldwin #59071, 1926 photo & info
20 (80) 2-8-2 36" SVRY (WP&Y) Sumpter Valley Railway, McEwen, OR display ALCO (Schenectady) #61980, 1920
19 (81) 2-8-2 36" SVRY (WP&Y) Sumpter Valley Railway, McEwen, OR operational ALCO (Schenectady) #61981, 1920
100 2-8-2 4'-8½" SMV Modoc Northern Siding, Merrill, OR stored Baldwin #59284, 1926 Fred Kepner collection, tender from SMV 205
36 2-8-2 4'-8½" Sierra Modoc Northern Siding, Merrill, OR stored ALCO (Schenectady) #68278, 1930 Fred Kepner collection
1 (6) 2-8-2 4'-8½" GP Yaquina Pacific Railroad Historical Society, Toledo, OR display Baldwin #55347, 1922 photo & info
12 2-8-2 36" EBT East Broad Top Railroad, Orbisonia, PA stored Baldwin #37325, 1911
16 2-8-2 36" EBT East Broad Top Railroad, Orbisonia, PA stored Baldwin #43562, 1916
15 2-8-2 36" EBT East Broad Top Railroad, Orbisonia, PA stored Baldwin #41196, 1914
18 2-8-2 36" EBT East Broad Top Railroad, Orbisonia, PA stored Baldwin #53541, 1920
14 2-8-2 36" EBT East Broad Top Railroad, Orbisonia, PA stored Baldwin #38625, 1912
17 2-8-2 36" EBT East Broad Top Railroad, Orbisonia, PA stored Baldwin #48075, 1918
3377 (2977) S-1-d 2-8-2 4'-8½" CNR Steamtown National Historic Site, Scranton, PA display CLC, 1919
3254 (2854) S-1-b 2-8-2 4'-8½" CNR Steamtown National Historic Site, Scranton, PA out of service CLC, 1917
520 L1s 2-8-2 4'-8½" PRR Railroad Museum of Pennsylvania, Strasburg, PA display Baldwin #44565, 1916
37 2-8-2T 4'-8½" Sugar Pine Lumber Strasburg Railroad, Strasburg, PA restoration ALCO, 1925 From Wilmington & Western. Sold to Timber Heritage Association, Glendale, CA.
19 2-8-2 4'-8½" Rockton-Rion Rockton-Rion Historical Center, Greenwood, SC display Baldwin #29383, 1906
4501 Ms 2-8-2 4'-8½" SR TVRM East Station, Chattanooga, TN operational Baldwin #37085, 1911 Featured in Summer of My German Soldier, October Sky, and music video Hurt
6910 (10) 2-8-2 4'-8½" KY&TN TVRM East Station, Chattanooga, TN stored Baldwin #53182, 1920 awaiting restoration
1351 2-8-2 4'-8½" SLSF Memphis Transportation Museum, Collierville, TN display ALCO (Schenectady) #51812, 1912
70 2-8-2 36" WP&Y Dollywood, Pigeon Forge, TN operational Baldwin #62234, 05/1938 Named Cinderella
192 2-8-2 36" WP&Y Dollywood, Pigeon Forge, TN operational Baldwin #69427, 1943 Named Klondike Katie
72 2-8-2 36" WP&Y Dollywood, Pigeon Forge, TN stored Baldwin #73351, 1947 running gear only
71 2-8-2 36" WP&Y Dollywood, Pigeon Forge, TN stored Baldwin #62257, 01/1939 Named Beatrice, using #107 tender and #72 parts
786 Mk-5 2-8-2 4'-8½" SP (T&NO) Austin & TX Central, Austin, TX restoration ALCO (Brooks) #55972, 1916 ASTA cracked cylinder saddle block
14 2-8-2 4'-8½" WTCarter Lumber W. T. Carter Estate, Camden, TX private display Baldwin #56917, 1923
771 Mk-5 2-8-2 4'-8½" SP (T&NO) Grapevine Vintage Railroad, Grapevine, TX display from Victoria, TX
18 NG-15 2-8-2 24" SAR Hempstead & Northern, Hempstead, TX private Henschel & Sohn (Kassel) #21906, 1931
401 (4994) O-1A 2-8-2 4'-8½" FW&D (CB&Q) National Ranching Heritage Center, Lubbock, TX display Baldwin #57113, 1923
110 2-8-2 4'-8½" Angelina Lumber Co Ellen Trout Zoo, Lufkin, TX display Baldwin #58040, 1924
400 (410) E-4-A 2-8-2 4'-8½" T&P (FW&D) depot, Marshall, TX display Baldwin #42125, 1915
20 2-8-2 4'-8½" Temple Lumber Co Katherine Sage Temple Park, Pineland, TX display Baldwin #21435, 1930
7 (400) 87ton 2-8-2 4'-8½" TSRR (MA) Texas State Railroad, Rusk, TX operational Baldwin #46491, 1917
794 Mk-5 2-8-2 4'-8½" SP (T&NO) Sunset (SP/Amtrak) Depot, San Antonio, TX display ALCO (Brooks) #55980, 09/1916 Planned for restoration
1 2-8-2 4'-8½" WTCarter Lumber B-RI Railroad Museum, Teague, TX display Baldwin #58413, 1925
15 2-8-2 4'-8½" CC&C Chehalis-Centralia Railroad, Chehalis, WA operational Baldwin #44106, 1916
803 2-8-2T 4'-8½" Long Bell Lumber Chelatchie Prairie Railroad, Chelatchie, WA restoration ALCO (Brooks) #66275, 02/1925 from Shelton
10 (16) 2-8-2T 4'-8½" Crossett Western (Hammond Lumber) Chelatchie Prairie Railroad, Chelatchie, WA operational ALCO (Brooks) #67652, 03/1929 from Shelton, sister to Mt. Rainier Scenic #17
5 2-8-2 4'-8½" PGH Mineral Shops, Mt. Rainier Scenic Railroad, Mineral, WA stored H.K. Porter #6860, 1924 undergoing repairs
17 (11) 2-8-2T 4'-8½" Hammond Lumber (Crossett Western) Mineral Shops, Mt. Rainier Scenic Railroad, Mineral, WA operational ALCO (Schenectady) #68057, 09/1929
70 70 ton 2-8-2 4'-8½" Rayonier (Polson Logging) Mineral Shops, Mt. Rainier Scenic Railroad, Mineral, WA operational Baldwin #55355, 1922
2537 USRA 2-8-2 4'-8½" UP Jefferson Park, Walla Walla, WA display ALCO (Schenectady) #60327, 1918
102 2-8-2 4'-8½" Sumter & Choctaw National Railroad Museum, Green Bay, WI moving display Baldwin #57778, 1924
1003 L-1 2-8-2 4'-8½" MSP&SSM Wisconsin Automotive Museum, Hartford, WI operational ALCO (Schenectady) #52826, 1913
1011 L-2 2-8-2 4'-8½" MSP&SSM Old Smoky Rail Display, Ladysmith, WI display ALCO (Brooks) #61732, 1920
2 2-8-2 4'-8½" Polson Logging Co. (Saginaw Timber) Mid-Continent Railway Museum, North Freedom, WI restoration Baldwin #38967, 1912
10 (100) Q4b 2-8-2 4'-8½" Elk River Coal & Lumber (Toledo Angola & Western) Heritage Village, Huntington, WV display ALCO (Schenectady) #65430, 1924 Was displayed as B&O 4559. Placed on the National Register of Historical Places on Sep 29, 2006

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  • Guide to North American Steam Locomotives by George H. Drury (Kalmbach Books)

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