Biles-Coleman Lumber Company proposed 2-6-6-2t

Specifications: 

Wheel Arrangement: 2-6-6-2t

Tank or tender type: split saddle tanks

Build date: N/A

Serial number: N/A

Driver diameter: 42 in.

Boiler pressure: 200 psi

Cylinder dimensions: 17 & 21x20 in

Grate area: 11.7 sq ft

Tractive effort:  23,100 lbs

Weight:  180,000 lbs

Fuel: 700 gal oil

Water capacity: 1,500 gal

Notes:

-3 foot gauge

Summary:

   The Biles-Coleman Lumber Company of Omak, WA considered purchasing a compound, narrow gauge 2-6-6-2 tank Mallet in 1928.  Baldwin drew up proposal #8043 for the locomotive but it was never built. 

Pictures:

Drawing based on Baldwin proposal #8043 and drawing by John L. Lewis in November 1976 Narrow Gauge & Short Line Gazette.

A scan of Baldwin proposal #8043 - contributed by Bruce Pryor

 

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