Mystery Steam Locomotive Photo pre1900 - Looking to ID

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Mystery Steam Locomotive Photo pre1900 - Looking to ID

Postby Ale Rider » Wed Dec 14, 2005 9:12 am

I have a very old sepia print of a steam locomotive that is pretty faded. I am trying to identify the railroad it is from. Nothing matches it in the rosters found in the New Haven power book. Here is what I can tell from the print.

It is a 2-6-0

It's number is probably 953, but could be 963 or 853/63. The number is on a circular plate centered on the smokebox.

It has link and pin couplers.

It has a 4 axle tender.

It is pulling a 4 axle caboose, all wood with a fairly low profile cupola.

It has a big square head lamp mounted above the smokebox and a tall straight stack.

My guess is that this loco is from a pre1900 Northeastern road. Any thoughts from the experts?

Thanks in advance, and Merry Christmas...

Ed Johnson
Ale Rider


Postby Cosmo » Thu Dec 15, 2005 8:21 pm

Sounds like it could be from New England Central, that is if it's NOt an original NYNH&HRR locomotive. The #'s you mentioned sound familiar, and they may fit for NHRR 2-6-0's, (refered to as "K" class.)
Coincidentaly, I am currently modeling one of these in HO scale, starting from an IHC mogul. I've been recently looking at SHORELINER mag's for pictures, and found a LOT of 2-6-0's, mostly post 1930, but I'd have to look again at them for engine #'s to be certain.
Try posting your inquiry on the New Haven RR Forum on the NHRHTA website.
Good luck!
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