Buffalo & Susquehanna 2-8-0s
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In April 1910 the Brooks Works of the American Locomotive Company completed a group of 10 locomotives for the Buffalo & Susquehanna Railroad, builder numbers 47764-47773, Alco order number B1222.
The locomotives had been ordered in January 1910, but the B&S defaulted on its $6 million mortgage and went into receivership in late April 1910, and the locomotive order was canceled as part of the railroad's financial reorganization.
Because the 2-8-0 was a popular type of locomotive, all 10 locomotives were completed for Alco stock, and held at the Brooks factory. All were given builder dates reflecting the actual sale date, rather than their actual build date in April 1910.
Alco Brooks serial numbers: 47764-47773 (10 locomotives)
51-inch drivers; 21x28 cylinders
Following is a list of the 10 locomotives:
|47764||B&S 169||Mar 1912||to Anaconda Copper Mining Co. (Tooele Valley RR #11)|
|47765||B&S 170||Mar 1912||to Anaconda Copper Mining Co. (Tooele Valley RR #12)|
|47766||B&S 171||Jun 1915||to Sharp & Fellows Contracting (railroad construction contractor);
then to Nevada Consolidated Copper Co. in 1917 (Nevada Northern Ry. #97)
|47767||B&S 172||Feb 1912||to Lorraine & West Virginia Ry. #1|
|47768||B&S 173||Jun 1910||to Chicago & Alton #440|
|47769||B&S 174||Nov 1911||to Chicago & Illinois Midland #10|
|47770||B&S 175||Jun 1910||to Chicago & Alton #441|
|47771||B&S 176||Jun 1910||to Chicago & Alton #442|
|47772||B&S 177||Dec 1910||to Consolidated Fuel Co. (Southern Utah RR #104);
then to Utah Railway #4
|47773||B&S 178||Jun 1910||to St. Louis, Troy & Eastern RR #6|
Utah Railway diagram sheet shows a builder date of 1911, by American Locomotive Co.
Utah Railway no. 4 was identical to Tooele Valley numbers 11 and 12, along with Nevada Northern no. 97. All four came from the same group of ten Buffalo & Susquehanna engines.