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Baltimore & Ohio Locomotives

Number Type Date Built Builder Class/ Number Cylinders Drivers Operating Pressure Engine Weight Tractive Effort
718 4-4-0 9/1874 B&O H 18x24 69" 130 81,900 12,453
737 4-4-0 1/1890* Taunton H-6 18x24 66" 130 95,000 13,857*
744 4-4-0 5/1881 B&O H-1/66 18x24 66" 130 83,200 13,018
748 4-4-0 8/1881 B&O H-1 18x24 69" 130 84,600 12,453

* Acquired by the Baltimore & Ohio Railroad in January, 1890. Tractive effort is for engines in class H-6 with 62" drivers.

The above engines were rented from the Baltimore & Ohio Railroad during the latter part of 1900 when the Baltimore & Lehigh's new engines were found to be too heavy to operate over the old narrow gauge roadbed and trestles. They were returned to the B&O in November of 1901 when the M&PA's new engines arrived from Richmond.

Maryland & Pennsylvania Locomotive

Number Type Date Built Builder Number Cylinders Drivers Operating Pressure Engine Weight Tractive Effort
26 2-6-0 5/1905 Baldwin 25694 20x26 57" 200 131,000 28,691

This engine was built for the Maryland & Pennsylvania Railroad, but was never operated by the M&PA. It was delivered directly to the Chicago & Illinois Western Railroad where it was numbered 201.

US Army Locomotive

Number Type Date Built Builder Number Cylinders Drivers Operating Pressure Engine Weight
2628 2-8-0 11/1943 Baldwin 69856 19x26 57" 225 161,000

This engine operated in regular service over the Maryland & Pennsylvania Railroad from February of 1950 to September of 1951 on loan from the US Army, who wanted the Franklin poppet valves tested. Operation of the locomotive was satisfactory and the poppet valves were particularly well liked.

Other Locomotives

The Delta Herald reported that on March 27, 1901, B&O engine No. 433 (Class E-2, 2-8-0) ran into York with a group of officials on inspection. It was the first time that a B&O engine had entered York.

The Delta Herald also reported on September 12, 1900 that B&O engine 733 was being used on Baltimore & Lehigh trains. George Stewart, former engineer on 733, saw his old engine in Delta. Mr. Stewart and the engine were captured by the Confederate Army at Martinsburg during the Civil War. (No. 733, formerly No. 601, was B&O Class H-1 built in Nov. 1880. The B&O had no engines numbered in the 700s during the War.)

 

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