2-10-0 "Decapod" Locomotives in Cuba
The first 2-10-0 example used in the USA were built in 1867 for the Lehigh
Valley Railroad. The next big increase in number of this wheel arrangement
occurred when 1200 were ordered by Imperial Russia. However, before they
could all be built and delivered the Bolshevik revolution occurred leaving
more than 200 2-10-0 locomotives unclaimed in the USA. These were modified
to USA standards and used by several railroads in the USA.
The Pennsylvania Railroad ended up using the greatest number (598) of
2-10-0 locomotives. They were quite successfully used on the PRR Allegheny
Because of the lack of a rear truck, the 2-10-0 wheel arrangement meant
that the firebox be place between the drives making it very narrow or
on top of the drivers making it very high and shallow also limiting the
driver diameter. As a result, these locomotives could only be used for
slow drag service.
Railroads that used 2-10-0 "Decapod" locomotives in Cuba (data provided by Steve Llanso of Sweat House Media)
Surviving Examples of 2-10-0 "Decapod" Locomotives in Cuba
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