2-6-2 "Prairie" Locomotives in Cuba

In 1885 six locomotives with a 2-6-2 wheel arrangement were built by Baldwin for New Zealand Railways. In October 1898 Baldwin built a 2-6-2 for the McCloud River Railroad. In 1900 Brooks built several of this type Chicago, Burlington & Quincy Railroad. They were planned to be used on the mid-western prairies. However, they did not find favor with the Class I railroads. Only 1500 Prairies were built with many of them destined for short lines.

Railroads that used 2-6-2 "Prairie" locomotives in Cuba (data provided by Steve Llanso of Sweat House Media)

Surviving Examples of 2-6-2 "Prairie" Locomotives in Cuba

No.ClassF.M. WhyteGaugeRailroad LineLocationStatusBuilder InfoNotes
15382-6-24'-8½"Ciudad Caracas, Lajas, CFGBaldwin #54230, 12/1920
15242-6-2T4'-8½"Rene Fraga Havana Railway Museum, Christina Station, Havana, CLHdisplayH.K. Porter #5741, 1915
13112-6-2T4'-8½"Ruben Martinez Villena (Osvaldo Sanchez) Museo de Locomotores Antiguas, Havana, CLHdisplayBaldwin #24839, 11/1904
22-6-2760mmEsteban Hernandez, Marti, MATH.K. Porter #6241, 11/1919
15472-6-24'-8½"Quinten Banderas, Corralillo, VCLALCO (Cooke) #62092, 9/1920
16352-6-24'-8½"Central Canta Maria near freeway, Ranchuelo, VCLdisplayBaldwin #58556, 7/1925From Efrain Alphonso

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