Caspar Lumber Company #7 "Samson"


Wheel Arrangement: 2-6-6-2

Tank or tender type: Vanderbilt tender

Build date: 1924

Serial number: 567893

Driver diameter: 37 in.

Boiler pressure: 220 psi

Cylinder dimensions: 13 & 20x20 in

Grate area: 18 sq ft

Tractive effort:  24,000 lbs

Weight:  134,000 lbs

Fuel: 1,300 gal oil

Water capacity: 3,000 gal

Service History:

1924 -1945:  Caspar, South Fork & Eastern Railroad.  #7 "Samson."  Caspar, CA.

Disposition after logging service:

Scrapped, 1958.


Unknown date: Original stack replaced with shorter stack.

Unknown date:  Headlamp moved from pilot deck to smoke box.

1987:  Sunset Models imported 200 HO scale brass models of #7

2000:  Sunset Models imported O scale brass models of #7



Drawing:  Caspar #7 as built

Photo:  Caspar #7 in 1938 - Martin E. Hansen Collection


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