Maryland and Pennsylvania Railroad Historical Society

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Maryland & Pennsylvania Railroad

B&O No. 718 B&O built 4-4-0 Class: H Number: ?
Built: September, 1874 Drivers: 69" Cylinders: 18 x 24
Operating Pressure: 130 lbs. Tractive Effort: 12,453 lbs. Engine Weight: 81,900 lbs.  
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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.
Was returned to the B&O in November of 1901 when the M&PA's new engines arrived from Richmond.
B&O No. 737 Taunton 4-4-0 Class: H-6 Number: ?
Built: ? * Drivers: 66" Cylinders: 18 x 24
Operating Pressure: 130 lbs. Tractive Effort: 13,857 lbs. ** Engine Weight: 95,000 lbs.  
NOTES:
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.
Was returned to the B&O in November of 1901 when the M&PA's new engines arrived from Richmond.
* Acquired by the Baltimore & Ohio Railroad in January, 1890.
** Tractive effort is for engines in class H-6 with 62" drivers.
B&O No. 744 B&O built 4-4-0 Class: H-1/66 Number: ?
Built: May, 1881 Drivers: 66" Cylinders: 18 x 24
Operating Pressure: 130 lbs. Tractive Effort: 13,018 lbs. Engine Weight: 83,200 lbs.  
NOTES:
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.
Was returned to the B&O in November of 1901 when the M&PA's new engines arrived from Richmond.
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B&O No. 748 B&O built 4-4-0 Class: H-1 Number: ?
Built: August, 1881 Drivers: 69" Cylinders: 18 x 24
Operating Pressure: 130 lbs. Tractive Effort: 12,453 lbs. Engine Weight: 84,600 lbs.  
NOTES:
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.
Was returned to the B&O in November of 1901 when the M&PA's new engines arrived from Richmond.
M&PA No. 26 Baldwin 2-6-0 Class: ? Number: 25694
Built: May, 1905 Drivers: 57" Cylinders: 20 x 26
Operating Pressure: 200 lbs. Tractive Effort: 28,691 lbs. Engine Weight: 131,000 lbs.  
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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.
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U.S. Army No. 2628 Baldwin 2-8-0 Class: ? Number: 69856
Built: November, 1943 Drivers: 57" Cylinders: 19 x 26
Operating Pressure: 225 lbs. Tractive Effort: ? lbs. Engine Weight: 161,000 lbs.  
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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.
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Notes on Special Power

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 a B&O Class H-1 built in November, 1880. The B&O had no engines numbered in the 700s during the Civil War.)

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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