Photo of the Week
January 21, 2013
Continuing once again with the Ralph Sartor collection.
As promised, here is another locomotive photo for this week's photo. Once again, this was a bit of a challenge with identification. If you go back to last week's photo, CZImages contributor Andrew Fraser wrote in with further information about what I identified as a Rogers locomotive. Back in the construction it was very common to modify old locomotives with parts and pieces of the same if not similar locomotives. So, sometimes it is a bit of a mystery to ID equipment such as locomotives correctly.
This week's photo is, from what I gathered from the book Diagrams and Photographs of Railroad Equipment Used to Construct the Panama Canal - 1881 - 1914 is a P.R.R. Class 101 - 112 type locomotive. The one pictured in the book indicates that it was rebuilt. This one above appears to have been modified as well with a modified cab and additional water storage tank along side the boiler. Everything else points to the one pictured in the reference book. This would be a locomotive built by the American Locomotive Co., Schenectady Works, purchased by the P.R.R. for $12,350. It entered into service November 7, 1905 to May 10, 1906. Originally was a double-ender, suburban type 2-6-4; rebuilt at the P.R.R. shops in 1909 and converted into a Mogul Type 2-6-0 with tender.
I also found information in Charles S. Small's book Rails to the Diggings - Construction Railroads of the Panama Canal that after the completion of the construction of the Canal, there where long lines of locomotives up for sale at Dump #6. Some if not all the 100 class locomotives where regauged and went to the Chile Exploration Company for a mining line.
More of a different 100 class locomotive next week.
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