Kansas City Southern 2-10-2 "Santafe" Locomotives in the USA

The Kansas City Southern Railway needed additional motive power to help out moving wartime traffic and bought ten second-hand "Santa Fe" 2-10-2 type locomotives in 1942. It bought six from the Wabash Railroad and four from the Ann Arbor Railroad. The six from the Wabash were former numbers 2504, 2506, 2508, 2511, 2521 and 2525. The four from the Ann Arbor were former numbers 190, 191, 192 and 193.

The ex Wabash locomotives were built in 1917 by the American Locomotive Company and the ex Ann Arbor locomotives were built in 1919 by the Baldwin Locomotive Works.

There are no surviving KCS 2-10-2 .Santa Fe. type locomotives.


ClassQty.Road NumbersFrom Other RRYear AcquiredYear BuiltBuilderNotes
L 6200-205Wabash19421917ALCOBought from the Wabash in 1942. Numbers 200-205 former Wabash numbers 2504, 2508, 2521, 2525, 2511 and 2506 in that order. Numbers 200-205 scrapped between 1951 and 1953.
L-1 4220-223Ann Arbor19421919BaldwinBought from the Ann Arbor Railroad in 1942. Numbers 220-223 former Ann Arbor numbers 190-193. Numbers 220-223 scrapped in 1951-1952.
  • 204 (Harold K. Vollrath Collection)
  • 221 (Nick Muff Collection)
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