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Buffalo & Susquehanna 2-8-0s

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Overview

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:

Alco.
Serial Number
B&S
Number
Sale
Date
Sold to...
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.

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