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Class G-1 Description
- Manufacturer: Baldwin Locomotive Works, Philadelphia, PA
- Production era: 1889- 1897
- Freight engine
- Number built: 14
- The 2-8-0 was one of the most popular steam types, and was used throughout the U. S.
- Could pull up to 50 wooden cars at a speed of 35 mph.
- Pilot (also called a “cowcatcher”) on the front
- Hand fired (coal shoveled into the boiler by hand)
- Built January 1897 for the N&W Railway (originally #352)
- Cost: $10,800
- Sold May 1917 to the Virginia Carolina Railroad and became #6
- Re-acquired by the N&W in 1920 when the N&W purchased the Virginia Carolina line
- Used on the Abingdon Branch which ran from Abingdon, VA to West Jefferson, NC
- Last used to pull stock cars on the Honaker Branch in 1955
- Retired January 1955
- This is the oldest locomotive in the Museum collection
- Length: 57 ft.
- Height: 14 ft. 6 in.
- Weight: 120,785 lbs
- Wheel configuration: 2-8-0
- Tractive effort: 29,376
- Cylinder bore & stroke: 20 x 24
- Driver size: 50 in
- Tender coal capacity: 13.8 tons
- Tender water capacity: 6,000 gal
- Tender weight: 116,630 lbs
- Boiler pressure:180 psi
- Grate area: 31 sq. ft.