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RVRR Loco Roster with Details on each engine
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RVRR Loco Roster with Details on each engine
« on: Mar 6th, 2009, 11:36pm »
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2-8-0 Consolidation
Term- 1929-1952
Built- 9/1905
Builder- Baldwin (Burnham, Williams, and Co.)
Builder No. 26355
L&NE 19 E-7
Locomotive Weight- 74 Tons                
Driver Size- 50 inches  
Cylinders- 20" x 26"      
Tractive Effort- 35,000 lbs.  
Fuel Capacity- 8 Tons            
Fuel Type-  Coal
No.13 started life out as Lehigh & New England No.19. Rahway Valley Nos. 13 and 14 were two out of three members of the L&NE E-7 class, the other being L&NE No.18. All three were built in September, 1905 by Baldwin subsidiary, Burnham, Williams, and Company. No.13 worked reliably on the L&NE for 24 years before being sold to the Rahway Valley in 1929 along with No.14. They both replaced Nos. 8, 11, and 12 as the main locomotives on the RV. No.8 was scrapped, No.12 retired, and No.11 was put on as backup to the two new acquisitions. Nos. 13 and 14 got a new stablemate, No.15 in 1937. Nos.13 and 14 were the workhorses on the line, and No.15 served simply as a backup to them. The two twin consolidations became the symbol for the Rahway Valley, and No.13 worked reliably on the railroad for many, many years. No.13 finally lost out to new diesel power on January 29, 1951 when No.16 arrived on the line. No.14 was scrapped, and Nos. 13 and 15 were put in the shop for the day that the diesel would be down for repairs. Occasionally traffic was great enough that the diesel and a steam locomotive would work together on the same day. No.13 saw it's demise come when it was scrapped in 1952 after 47 years of faithful service.


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Re: RVRR Loco Roster with Details on each engine
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Great job Steve.


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