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Image from page 814 of “The Street railway journal” (1884)
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Title: The Street railway journal
Year: 1884 (1880s)
Subjects: Street-railroads Electric railroads Transportation
Publisher: New York : McGraw Pub. Co.
Contributing Library: Smithsonian Libraries
Digitizing Sponsor: Smithsonian Libraries
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rawas County. The towns are 4 miles apart, and localservice separate from the interurban line is given betweenthem. Uhrichsville is a railroad and coal center. The population of the cities and towns touched by the systemaccording to the latest census is shown in the accompanyingtable: CANTON-AKRON KAILWAY Akron 42,728 Canton 30.667 Massillon n,944 CANTON & NEW PHILADELPHIA RAILWAY Navarre 936 Beach City 364 Strasburg 461 Canal Dover 5.422 New Philadelphia 6,213 TUSCARAWAS TRACTION COMPANY Midvale 491 Tuscarawas 412 Uhrichsville 4.582 104,247 Tributary population 35.000 The Canton-Akron Railway enters Akron over the tracks ofthe Northern Ohio Traction & Light Company from EastAkron. Cars operate to the passenger station of the NorthernOhio Traction & Light Company, where they make direct con-nection with the cars of that company for Cleveland. Ticketsare sold clear through over both roads, a coupon form of ticketbeing used, giving each road its regular fare. The traffic ar-
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LIXE VIEW—CANTON-NEW PHILADELPHIA RAILWAY rangement with the Northern Ohio Traction & Light Companyis on the Cleveland plan. The city crew takes the interurbancar at the city limits and collects and keeps all the city fares,and the Northern Ohio Company pays the Canton-Akron Com-pany at the rate of 2 cents per car mile for the use of the carswhile on its tracks. The Canton-Akron Company gives hourlyheadway between Akron and Massillon; the Canton-NewPhiladelphia Company gives hourly headway between Massillonand New Philadelphia, and the Tuscarawas Traction Companyhourly headway between Canal Dover and Uhrichsville. Thecars connect so that a through trip is possible over all threelines without delays. Tickets are sold clear through, coupontickets being used. In Canton the city cars operate on a 10-minute headway over five routes, all cars passing the interurban station, which, with the general offices of the companies, islocated in the basement of the Court House Building, facingC
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# 1526 Baldwin Locomotive
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The first display reads:
# 1526 Baldwin Locomotive
"The Queen of the Frisco Railroad rolled into Lawton, Oklahoma on Friday, July 7, 1961 on her last journey."
Baldwin Locomotive Works in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania is one of the most successful builders of locomotives in the world. The company was founded by Matthias W. Baldwin, a jeweler who opened and operated a machine shop. Prior to 1830, the Philadelphia Museum commissioned him to build a miniature locomotive to help demonstrate the concept of steam locomotive technology. Completed in 1831, the success of the minature model resulted in his first order for a full sized locomotive by the Philadelphia, Germantown and Norristown Railroad which was completed in 1832. His business boomed at the turn of the century, when demand for locomotives expanded.
The second display reads:
Whyte Wheel Classification
F.M. Whyte, a mechanical engineer, initiated a way to classify the number of wheels each locomotive steam engine had. This system used in the 20th century, is still being used today.
A zero classification for the front wheels indicates an engine that pulls at slow speeds. Two front wheels signify medium speeds. This locomotive has four front wheels, two on each side. It tells us the engine is used for high speed service, such as passenger service and priority weight. When a larger firebox is pulled by the locomotive, it needs more trailing wheels to carry the load.
Engine 1526: Configuration 4-8-2
4 – The first number represents the number of small wheels in front of the locomotive, called leading or pilot wheels. These wheels give not only support but stability to the cylinders and smoke box.
8 – The second number represents the number of wheels that actually drive and support the massive weight of the locomotive. These wheels, called driving wheels, are larger than the pilot or trailing wheels.
2 – The third number represents the number of wheels that support the weight of the boiler firebox in the cab. These wheels are called trailing wheels.
The final display reads:
St. Louis – San Francisco Mountains Locomotives
The St. Louis – San Francisco Railway bought a total of thirty 4-8-2s from the Baldwin Locomotive Works to be used in passenger service. Fifteen (road numbers 1500 through 1514) were delivered in 1923, five (road numbers 1515 through 1519) came in 1925 and the final ten (road numbers 1520 through 1529) arrived in 1926.
There are six surviving SLSF "Mountains" Locomotives:
– 1501 at a city park in Rolla, MO
– 1519 at the Railroad Museum of NW Oklahoma in Enid, OK
– 1522 at the Museum of Transportation in St. Louis, MO
– 1526 at the Museum of the Great Plains in Lawton, OK
– 1527 at Spring Hill Park in Mobile, AL
– 1529 at Frisco Park in Amory, MS
Specifications for the 1526 Locomotive:
Road Numbers / Year Built / Builder / Locomotive Weight
1500 – 1514 / 1923 / Baldwin / 339,800 lbs.
1515 – 1519 / 1925 / Baldwin / 342,200 lbs.
1520 – 1529 / 1926 / Baldwin / 260,890 lbs.
Wheel Arrangement: 4-8-2
Grate Area: 70.5 square feet
Length Drivers: 88′ 6"
Cylinders: (2) 28" dia. x 28" stroke
Weight on Drivers: 248,520 lbs.
Boiler Pressure: 210 psi
Tractive Effort: 56,800 lbs.
Tender Capacity: Water- 11,700 gallons / Oil- 4,500 gallons
Total Locomotive Weight: 360,890 lbs.
Locomotive & Tender Weight: 958,890 lbs.
Aux. Tender Capacity: 13,000 gallons of water
Taken July 7th, 2012.
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