Maryland and Pennsylvania Railroad Historical Society

Steam Locomotives of the
Predecessor Railroads

Baltimore & Delta Railroad
Maryland Central Railroad
No. 1 Brooks 2-6-0 Number: 596
Built: October, 1881 Drivers: 41" Cylinders: 14 x 18 Weight: 46,000 lbs.
NOTES:
Named "Enoch Pratt"
Became Baltimore & Lehigh No. 1
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No. 2 Baldwin 2-6-0 Number:
Built: March, 1881 Drivers: Cylinders: Weight: 54,000 lbs.
NOTES:
Named "John M. Dennison"
May have been built by Snyder
Became Baltimore & Lehigh No. 2
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No. 3 Baldwin 2-8-0 Number: 6134
Built: April, 1882 Drivers: 36" Cylinders: 15 x 20 Weight: 60,000 lbs.
NOTES:
Named "Thomas C. Jenkins"
Built as Denver & Rio Grande No. 292
Received around August of 1882
Became Baltimore & Lehigh No. 3
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No. 4 Baldwin 2-8-0 Number: 6140
Built: April, 1882 Drivers: 36" Cylinders: 15 x 20 Weight: 60,000 lbs.
NOTES:
Named "George S. Brown"
Built as Denver & Rio Grande No. 293
Received around August of 1882
Became Baltimore & Lehigh No. 4
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No. 5 Pittsburgh 4-4-0 Number: 707
Built: September, 1883 Drivers: 49" Cylinders: 15 x 20 Weight: 56,000 lbs.
NOTES:
Became Baltimore & Lehigh No. 5
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No. 6 Pittsburgh 4-4-0 Number: 708
Built: September, 1883 Drivers: 49" Cylinders: 15 x 20 Weight: 56,000 lbs.
NOTES:
Became Baltimore & Lehigh No. 6
No. 7 Pittsburgh 4-4-0 Number: 949
Built: September, 1887 Drivers: 49" Cylinders: 15 x 20 Weight: 56,000 lbs.
NOTES:
Became Baltimore & Lehigh No. 7

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Peach Bottom Railway 
York & Peach Bottom Railway
No. 1 Porter-Bell 0-6-0 Number: 190
Built: May, 1874 Drivers: 30" Cylinders: 9.5 x 14 Weight: 22,000 lbs.
NOTES:
Named "Rufus Wiley"
Some sources list weight as 20,000
Bolier burst near Laurel, 6/29/1882 - engine was beyond use
Sold to a lumber company near Williamsport, Pa.
Sold to Cohn & Goldberg Lumber Co. (Zeigler Lumber Co.) in Alabama in 8/1905
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No. 2 Porter-Bell 2-4-0 Number: 205
Built: 1874 Drivers: 36" Cylinders: 10 x 16 Weight: 27,000 lbs.
NOTES:
Named "S. G. Boyd"
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No. 3 Mason 0-6-6 Number: 561
Built: June, 1876 Drivers: 34" Cylinders: 12 x 16 Weight: 38,000 lbs.
NOTES:
Was sold in 1878 or 1881
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No. 4 Baldwin 2-6-0 Number: 4442
Built: October, 1878 Drivers: 36" Cylinders: 12 x 16 Weight: 39,000 lbs.
NOTES:
Cost $5,500
Became Baltimore & Lehigh No. 14
No. 5 Pittsburgh 2-6-0 Number: 624
Built: October, 1882 Drivers: 42.5" Cylinders: 12 x 18 Weight: 40,000 lbs.
NOTES:
Some sources list drivers as 36"
Became Baltimore & Lehigh No. 15
No. 6 Pittsburgh 4-4-0 Number: 705
Built: September, 1883 Drivers: 43" Cylinders: 12 x 18 Weight: 40,000 lbs.
NOTES:
Some sources list cylinders as 15"x20", drivers as 49", weight as 56,000 lbs.
Became Baltimore & Lehigh No. 16

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Baltimore & Lehigh 
Narrow Gauge
No. 1 Brooks 2-6-0 Number: 596
Built: October, 1881 Drivers: 41" Cylinders: 14 x 18 Weight: 46,000 lbs.
NOTES:
Formerly Maryland Central No. 1
No. 2 Baldwin 2-6-0 Number:
Built: March, 1881 Drivers: Cylinders: Weight: 54,000 lbs.
NOTES:
Formerly Maryland Central No. 2
Wrecked in April 1891 at Overshot Trestle
No. 3 Baldwin 2-8-0 Number: 6134
Built: April, 1882 Drivers: 36" Cylinders: 15 x 20 Weight: 60,000 lbs.
NOTES:
Formerly Maryland Central No. 3
Sold to the Banner Lumber Co.
Sold to Brooks-Scanlon Lumber Co. and became Kentwood & Eastern No. 22
Sold to SI&E in 1920
Sold to J.H. Burnaman
No. 4 Baldwin 2-8-0 Number: 6140
Built: April, 1882 Drivers: 36" Cylinders: 15 x 20 Weight: 60,000 lbs.
NOTES:
Formerly Maryland Central No. 4
No. 5 Pittsburgh 4-4-0 Number: 707
Built: September, 1883 Drivers: 49" Cylinders: 15 x 20 Weight: 56,000 lbs.
NOTES:
Formerly Maryland Central No. 5
Sold to Newport & Shermans Valley RR (as their No. 5) in 1901
No. 6 Pittsburgh 4-4-0 Number: 708
Built: September, 1883 Drivers: 49" Cylinders: 15 x 20 Weight: 56,000 lbs.
NOTES:
Formerly Maryland Central No. 6
Sold to Tionesta Valley RR (as their No. 8) in 1900
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No. 7 Pittsburgh 4-4-0 Number: 949
Built: September, 1887 Drivers: 49" Cylinders: 15 x 20 Weight: 56,000 lbs.
NOTES:
Formerly Maryland Central No. 7
Sold to Bellaire, Zanesville & Cincinnati RR (as their No. 11) in August of 1900
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No. 8 Grant 4-4-0 Number: 1524
Built: January, 1883 Drivers: 46" Cylinders: 14 x 20 Weight: 48,000 lbs.
NOTES:
Purchased second-hand from Grant around June of 1892
Formerly Toledo, Cincinnati & St. Louis RR series 74-76
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No. 9 Grant 4-4-0 Number: 1525
Built: January, 1883 Drivers: 46" Cylinders: 14 x 20 Weight: 48,000 lbs.
NOTES:
Purchased second-hand from Grant around June of 1892
Formerly Toledo, Cincinnati & St. Louis RR series 74-76
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No. 10 Brooks 2-6-0 Number: 2411
Built: December, 1893 Drivers: 42" Cylinders: 15 x 20 Weight: 56,000 lbs.
NOTES:
Had a boiler pressure of 160 lbs.
May have weighed 74,000 lbs.
Sold to Newport & Shermans Valley RR (as their No. 7) in 1901
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No. 11 Hinkley 2-6-0 Number:
Built: 1882 Drivers: Cylinders: Weight:
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Purchased second-hand from Addison & Pennsylvania Rwy. in 1894
Either A&P No. 1 (#1575) or A&P No. 2 (#1576)
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No. 12 Hinkley 4-4-0 Number: 1582?
Built: 1882 Drivers: Cylinders: Weight:
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Purchased second-hand from Addison & Pennsylvania Rwy. (No. 3) in 1894
Sold to Tuscarora Valley RR in 1900?
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No. 13 Hinkley 4-4-0 Number: 1583?
Built: 1882 Drivers: Cylinders: Weight:
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Purchased second-hand from Addison & Pennsylvania Rwy. (No. 4) in 1894
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No. 14 Baldwin 2-6-0 Number: 4442
Built: October, 1878 Drivers: 36" Cylinders: 12 x 16 Weight: 39,000 lbs.
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Formerly York & Peach Bottom No. 4
Wrecked in April 1891 at Overshot Trestle
No. 15 Pittsburgh 2-6-0 Number: 624
Built: October, 1882 Drivers: 36.5" Cylinders: 12 x 18 Weight: 40,000 lbs.
NOTES:
Formerly York & Peach Bottom No. 5
May have had 42.5" drivers
No. 16 Pittsburgh 4-4-0 Number: 705
Built: September, 1883 Drivers: 43" Cylinders: 12 x 18 Weight: 40,000 lbs.
NOTES:
Formerly York & Peach Bottom No. 6
Wrecked in March 1892 at Little Gunpowder bridge
Boiler was used at Glenarm

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Baltimore & Lehigh 
Standard Gauge
No. 1 Richmond 4-6-0 Number: 3101
Built: August, 1900 Drivers: 62" Cylinders: 19 x 24 Weight: 127,200 lbs.
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Was found to be too heavy for the former narrow gauge track and trestles after delivery and was returned to the builder to be resold.
Sold to Toledo, St. Louis & Western RR on February 13, 1901.
Numbered as TStL&W No. 109, class E-2, later reclassed as G-6.
In 1924 became Nickel Plate No. 809, class P-5.
Scrapped in August of 1927.
No. 2 Richmond 4-6-0 Number: 3102
Built: August, 1900 Drivers: 62" Cylinders: 19 x 24 Weight: 127,200 lbs.
NOTES:
Was found to be too heavy for the former narrow gauge track and trestles after delivery and was returned to the builder to be resold.
Sold to Toledo, St. Louis & Western RR on February 13, 1901.
Numbered as TStL&W No. 110, class E-2, later reclassed as G-6.
In 1924 became Nickel Plate No. 810, class P-5.
Scrapped in February of 1929.
No. 3 Richmond 4-6-0 Number: 3103
Built: August, 1900 Drivers: 62" Cylinders: 19 x 24 Weight: 127,200 lbs.
NOTES:
Was found to be too heavy for the former narrow gauge track and trestles after delivery and was returned to the builder to be resold.
Sold to Toledo, St. Louis & Western RR on February 13, 1901.
Numbered as TStL&W No. 111, class E-2, later reclassed as G-6.
In 1924 became Nickel Plate No. 811, class P-5.
Scrapped in July of 1929.
No. 4 Richmond 4-6-0 Number: 3104
Built: August, 1900 Drivers: 62" Cylinders: 19 x 24 Weight: 127,200 lbs.
NOTES:
Was found to be too heavy for the former narrow gauge track and trestles after delivery and was returned to the builder to be resold.
Sold to Little Rock & Hot Springs Western RR as their No. 5.
Sold to StLIM&S, then Missouri Pacific as their No. 7601.
Was still active in 1925 but off the roster by 1929.
No. 5 Richmond 4-6-0 Number: 3104
Built: August, 1900 Drivers: 62" Cylinders: 19 x 24 Weight: 127,200 lbs.
NOTES:
Was found to be too heavy for the former narrow gauge track and trestles after delivery and was returned to the builder to be resold.
Sold to the Shamokin Coal Company and became Mt. Carmel & Natalie RR No. 5.
Became Philadelphia & Reading RR second No. 526 in 1908.
Scrapped in 1922.
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No. 20 Pennsylvania RR 0-4-0 Number:
Built: September, 1887 Drivers: 50" Cylinders: 15 x 24 Weight: 69,600 lbs.
NOTES:
Purchased from the Pennsylvania RR in August 1900.
Some sources list engine weight as 72,000.
No. 21 Pennsylvania RR 4-6-0 Number: 599
Built: Octber, 1881 Drivers: 50" Cylinders: 18 x 22 Weight: 84,800 lbs.
NOTES:
Purchased from the Pennsylvania RR in December 1900.
No. 22 Pennsylvania RR 4-6-0 Number: 597
Built: October, 1881 Drivers: 50" Cylinders: 18 x 22 Weight: 84,800 lbs.
NOTES:
Purchased from the Pennsylvania RR in December 1900.

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York Southern Railroad 
No. 1 Baldwin 4-4-0 Number: 14354
Built: July, 1895 Drivers: 62" Cylinders: 16 x 24 Weight: 80,540 lbs.
NOTES:
Named "S.M. Manifold".
Became Maryland & Pennsylvania RR No. 1.
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No. 2 Baldwin 2-6-0 Number: 14408
Built: August, 1895 Drivers: 56" Cylinders: 17 x 24 Weight: 92,380 lbs.
NOTES:
Named "J.C. Neville".
Became Maryland & Pennsylvania RR No. 2.
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No. 3 Baldwin 4-4-0 Number: 14547
Built: November, 1895 Drivers: 62" Cylinders: 16 x 24 Weight: 80,540 lbs.
NOTES:
Named "W.F. Walworth".
Became Maryland & Pennsylvania RR No. 3.
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Notes on Predecessor Steam Locomotives

Data has been gathered from various sources, including Annual Reports, AFEs, the M&PA's Shop Book and photographs.

Information compiled by the late Charles T. Mahan, Jr.

 

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