2-6-2 "Prairie" Locomotives in Mexico

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 Mexico (data provided by Steve Llanso of Sweat House Media)

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

No.ClassF.M. WhyteGaugeRailroad LineLocationStatusBuilder InfoNotes
7542-6-24'-8½"CH-P CH-P depot, Chihuahua, CHHdisplayALCO (Schenectady) #50357, 1911
1052-6-2TCompania Carbonifera de Sabinasfairgrounds, Sabinas, COAdisplayALCO (Brooks) #44442, 1907 named Leonor
7 (68)2-6-24'-8½"Mexicano del Pacifico (Calcasieu Long Leaf Lumber) sugar mill, Los Mochis, SINdisplayBaldwin #54077, 1920 Last (1994) common carrier steam freight locomotive in North America. To be displayed downtown.
6 (21)2-6-24'-8½"Mexicano del Pacifico (CA Western) sugar mill, Los Mochis, SINdisplayBaldwin #53277, 1920 Built with Vanderbilt tender.
72-6-2T36"Cananea Consolidated Copper Cananea Consolidated Copper Mine, Cananea, SONstoredALCO (Schenectady) #30317, 01/1905 Unsure of exact location
122-6-2T4'-8½"Cananea Consolidated Copper Cananea Consolidated Copper Mine, Cananea, SONdisplayH.K. Porter #31854, 1906 Unsure of exact location
82-6-2T36"Cananea Consolidated Copper Transportation Museum, Jalapa, VERdisplayALCO (Dickson) #29719, 07/1906
42-6-2ST30"Ingenio San Pedro (FC Cazadero y San Pablo) San Francisco El Naranjal Mill, Lerdo de Tejada, VERdisplayBaldwin #14798, 04/1896 Built as 2 foot gauge
52-6-2ST30"Ingenio San Pedro (La Torre y Tepetongo) San Francisco El Naranjal Mill, Lerdo de Tejada, VERscrappedBaldwin #14799, 04/1896 Built as 2 foot gauge. Scrapped in early 2000s

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