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B&G 0-8-8-0 100-106

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Overview

Bingham & Garfield 100-106, built by Alco in 1911 to 1918, were almost identical to Erie Railroad's three camel-back 0-8-8-0 locomotives built for Erie by Alco in 1907, numbered as Erie 2600-2602. The major difference being that the Erie engines were saturated steam, and the B&G engines were superheated steam. The B&G engines also had standard cabs at the rear of their firebox.

The three Erie engines were the first of 41 "standard" 0-8-8-0 built for eight different railroads by Alco-Schenentady and Alco-Brooks between 1907 and 1922.

All had 26/41x28 cylinders and 51 inch drivers. All had similar boilers and 23 had wide fireboxes with 100 square feet of grate area, with boiler pressure of 210-220 pounds. All had tractive effort in the range of 100,000 pounds (+/- 10,000 pounds).

Year Railroad Road
Number
Quantity Cylinders
(inches)
Drivers
(inches)
Firebox Boiler
Pressure
Tractive
Effort
(pounds)
1907 Erie 2600-2602 3 25/39x28 51 100 sq. ft. 215 psi 94,000
1910 D&H 1600-1605 6 26/41x28 51 100 sq. ft. 220 psi 108,000
1911 D&H 1606-1609 4 26/41x28 51 100 sq. ft. 220 psi 108,000
1911 B&G 100-102 3 26/41x28 51 100 sq. ft. 210 psi 102,000
1912 D&H 1610-1612 3 26/41x28 51 100 sq. ft. 220 psi 108,000
1912 B&G 103 1 26/41x28 51 100 sq. ft. 210 psi 102,000
1913 LS&MS 5897-5899 3 26/40x28 51 94 sq. ft. 220 psi 101,000
1916 PL&E 9090-9091 2 26/40x28 51 81 sq. ft. 220 psi 101,000
1916 NYC 5900-5905 6 26/40x28 51 81 sq. ft. 220 psi 101,000
1916 MC 8700-8701 2 26/41x28 51 81 sq. ft. 220 psi 101,000
1917 B&G 104-105 2 26/41x28 51 100 sq. ft. 210 psi 102,000
1918 B&G 106 1 26/41x28 51 100 sq. ft. 210 psi 106,000
1921 NYC 5906-5908 3 26/40x28 51 81 sq. ft. 220 psi 101,000
1922 B&M 800-801 2 26/40x28 51 81 sq. ft. 220 psi 107,000

The B&G engines were later rebuilt with normal-width fireboxes, matching the NYC and B&M engines. The Erie engines were later rebuilt by Baldwin as 2-8-8-2's. The B&G engnes were reportedly built using the same plans as the D&H engines.

Photos

Photos of 0-8-8-0's -- A photo album of images and information taken from LeMassena's "Articulated Locomotives of North America."

Other 0-8-8-0's

There were 20 0-8-8-0's built by Alco-Richmond for Brazill, using that country's 63-inch gauge, and different specifications (20/32x26 cylinders, 50-1/2 drivers).

There were five built by Alco-Schenectady for N&W with different specifications (24-1/2&39x30 cylinders, 56-inch drivers).

There were 30 built by Alco-Schenectady for B&O with different specifications (26&41x32 cylinders, 56-inch drivers).

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