Uintah Railway Company #50

Specifications: 

Wheel Arrangement: 2-6-6-2t

Tank or tender type: Rectangular side tanks

Build date: June 1926

Serial number: 59261

Driver diameter: 42 in.

Boiler pressure: 210 psi

Cylinder dimensions: 15 & 15x22 in

Grate area: 37 sq ft

Tractive effort:  42,000 lbs

Weight:  246,000 lbs

Fuel: 4.5 tons coal, converted to oil by Sumpter Valley

Water capacity: 2,800 gal

Service History:

1928 -1940:  Uintah Railway  #50. Atchee, CO

1940 - 1947:  Sumpter Valley #250.  Baker City, OR

1947 1964:  International Railways of Central America #250.  Escuintla, Guatemala

Disposition after retirement:

Scrapped - late 1960s/early 1970s

Notes:

-Painted Olive Green with aluminum lettering and stripes when built.

-Tanks removed by Sumpter Valley and tender from Mikado #20 added.

-Compound air pump moved from smokebox front to fireman's side of boiler by IRCA

-Tender survives at Sumpter Valley Railway, Baker, OR.

Summary:

Pictures:

Rendering:  As Uintah #50 - as built

Drawing:  As IRCA #250 - 1962

Photo:  Sumpter Valley #250 at Baker, OR in 1941 - Martin E. Hansen Collection

 

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