Santa Fe type are locomotives with the 2-10-2 wheel arrangement based on Whyte's system.
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Pennsylvania 9404 gets a drink of water. This engine was built in the Pennsy's own Juniata shops.
Southern Railway engine 5049 at Johnson City, Tennessee. Note the two large sand domes and theSouthern valve gear on this Baldwin.
Chicago, Burlington & Quincy 6115 at Quincy, Illinois. This Baldwin has a Worthington feed waterheater and mechanical stoker.
Union Pacific's number5518 is helping shove a 125 car freight up Cajon Pass in California.5518 is a Baldwin-built locomotive.
Two for the price of one! Here Reading Company locomotives3018 and 3019 are spotted at Reading, Pennsylvania. These engines were rebuilt from 2-8-8-2 compound Mallets. Note the very wide Wooten fireboxes.
A Special Note: John McNulty was kind enough to furnish this update to these images:
While some K-1's were rebuilt from 2-8-8-2's the engines in the photo (#3018 and 3019)were not. Here's the scoop:
- Class K-1sa 2-10-2 #3000 to 3009 were converted from class N-1sa-c #1800 to 1811by the Reading Locomotive Shops from 1927 to 1929.
- Class K-1sb 2-10-2 #3011 to 3020 were built new by The Baldwin LocomotiveWorks in 1931.
- K-1sc 2-10-2 #3010 was rebuilt from N-1sc 2-8-8-2 #1810 by the Reading Locomotive Shopsin 1930. The 3010 was the only 2-10-2 to recieve a Caproptti Valve Gear the othersgetting Walschaerts. The Caprotti Valve Gear proved to be a problem to maintain so Reading Shops rebuilt the 3010 to a standard K-1sa in 1942.
The only real visible difference between the K-1sa and K-1sb is that the sa has a twinsand dome straddling the boiler while the sb has one big sand dome on the boiler.Since 3018 and 3019 are class K-1sb it is incorrect to note them as being rebuilds.
The specifications read as follows for Reading Company 2-10-2 #3018 & 3019:
Reference: Pennypacker, Bert, Reading Power Pictorial, River Vale, NJ,D.Carleton Rail Books, 1973, 1975, pages 157 to 166.
- Class K-1sb
- Cylinders 30 1/2" x 32"
- Driver Diameter 61 1/2"
- Steam Pressure 220 p.s.i.
- Weight on Drivers 363,900 lbs.
- Engine Weight 451,000 lbs.
- Tractive Force 90,500 lbs.
- Built by The Baldwin Locomotive Works in 1931 for the Reading Company
Wabash class L-1 number2508 was built by ALCO in 1917. She's seen outside the LandersRoundhouse (that used to be) at 79th and California Avenue in Chicago. Note the very largesand domes and twin Westinghouse cross-compound air compressors.
Rounding out the Santa Fe type, we actually see Atchison, Topeka, and Santa Fe number 3895 at speed crossing the Mojave Desert near Amboy, California.She has 86 cars in tow.
All images Copyright 1995 Darryl Van Nort