Uintah Railway Company #51

Specifications:

Wheel Arrangement: 2-6-6-2t

Tank or tender type: Rectangular side tanks

Build date: May 1928

Serial number: 60470

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  #51. Atchee, CO.

1940 - 1947:  Sumpter Valley #251.  Baker City, OR.

1947 1962:  International Railways of Central America #251.  Escuintla, Guatemala

Disposition after retirement:

-Used as parts source for #250 until 1964

-In pieces by the mid-1960s

-Scrapped late 1960s/early 1970s

Notes:

-Tanks removed by Sumpter Valley and tender from Mikado #19 added.

-Tender survives at Sumpter Valley Railway, Baker OR.

Summary:

Pictures:

Drawing:  Uintah #51 as built

Photo:  Sumpter Valley #251 at Baker, OR in 1946 - Martin E. Hansen Collection

 

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