Atlantic Coast Lumber Company bought these two small Moguls for their logging railroad, which had one terminus in Georgetown, SC (the other was in Lanes, SC). The G&W emerged from the bankrupt Georgetown & Lanes as a narrow-gauge road that included 36 miles (58 km) of line in 1885. Three years later, the railroad upgraded all of the railroad to standard gauge.
By the time the G&W bought these 2-6-0s, the trackage included 70 miles (113 km) of logging road. It struggled to make money, however, and was run by receivers for a decade from 1902 to 1912.
The G&W was bought by the Carolina, Atlantic & Western in May 1915, but the CA&W was almost immediately taken into the Seaboard Air Line and that railroad sold the 6 to Penn Sumter Lumber Company. The PSLC operated the engine for another dozen years before selling it to locomotive rebuilder/reseller Southern Iron & Equipment.
Also in 1915, the G&W sold off the 7 to the Conway Lumber Company.
The original G & W was considerably smaller than the 21st-century regional conglomerate. The Rome, NY road sold the 9 to locomotive rebuilder/reseller Southern Iron & Equipment., which was only the beginning of a multi-owner career that included gainful employment for almost 50 years and a series of gigs in creatively named railroad theme park venues . In November 1919, SI & E found a buyer in the Butler County Railroad of Pine Bluff, Missouri.
Butler sold it to another locomotive rebuilder/reseller Georgia Car & Locomotive in September 1927, who passed it on to the East Texas & Gulf as their 57.
ET & G didn't hold onto the locomotive for long, selling to the third well-known locomotive rebuilder/reseller Birmingham Rail & Locomotive in August 1929. BR & L took the 57, still less than 20 years old, and sold it to the Tennessee & North Carolina timber road as their 206 in August 1929. The T & NC operated the 206 for about 8 years before selling it to the Smoky Mountain railroad of Sevierville, Tenn in 1937.
The Smoky Mountain struggled throughout its remaining decades of life (as told in a brief history at http://www.trainweb.org/smokymtnrr/history.html, last accessed 7 January 2012). On the abandoment of the SM Rwy, the 206 was sold to dealer Grover Robbins and began a second career as a tourist or theme-park engine for the Cleveland Browns football team (Locobase is speechless), then the Pigeon Forge, Tenn-based Silver Dollar City and ultimately the Chattanooga Choo Choo Hotel in Chattanooga, Tenn. The "locomotive" for a series of train-car hotel accommodations, the "choo choo" is painted in electric metallic green and bright orangey red.
|Specifications by Steve Llanso of Sweat House Media|
|Railroad||Georgetown & Western||Genessee & Wyoming|
|Number in Class||2||2|
|Builder||Burnham, Williams & Co||Baldwin|
|Locomotive Length and Weight|
|Driver Wheelbase (ft / m)||11.17 / 3.40||11.50 / 3.51|
|Engine Wheelbase (ft / m)||17.33 / 5.28||19.33 / 5.89|
|Ratio of driving wheelbase to overall engine wheebase||0.64||0.59|
|Overall Wheelbase (engine & tender) (ft / m)||44.71 / 13.63|
|Axle Loading (Maximum Weight per Axle) (lbs / kg)|
|Weight on Drivers (lbs / kg)||40,000 / 18,144||91,000 / 41,277|
|Engine Weight (lbs / kg)||49,000 / 22,226||107,000 / 48,534|
|Tender Loaded Weight (lbs / kg)||37,000 / 16,783||80,000 / 36,287|
|Total Engine and Tender Weight (lbs / kg)||86,000 / 39,009||187,000 / 84,821|
|Tender Water Capacity (gals / ML)||1500 / 5.68||4000 / 15.15|
|Tender Fuel Capacity (oil/coal) (gals/tons / ML/MT)|
|Minimum weight of rail (calculated) (lb/yd / kg/m)||22 / 11||51 / 25.50|
|Geometry Relating to Tractive Effort|
|Driver Diameter (in / mm)||37 / 940||50 / 1270|
|Boiler Pressure (psi / kPa)||180 / 12.40||180 / 12.40|
|High Pressure Cylinders (dia x stroke) (in / mm)||11" x 18" / 279x457||18" x 24" / 457x610|
|Tractive Effort (lbs / kg)||9006 / 4085.06||23,795 / 10793.24|
|Factor of Adhesion (Weight on Drivers/Tractive Effort)||4.44||3.82|
|Firebox Area (sq ft / m2)||74.30 / 6.91||118.90 / 11.05|
|Grate Area (sq ft / m2)||12.80 / 1.19||20.70 / 1.92|
|Evaporative Heating Surface (sq ft / m2)||618 / 57.43||1263 / 117.34|
|Superheating Surface (sq ft / m2)|
|Combined Heating Surface (sq ft / m2)||618 / 57.43||1263 / 117.34|
|Evaporative Heating Surface/Cylinder Volume||312.14||178.68|
|Computations Relating to Power Output (More Information)|
|Robert LeMassena's Power Computation||2304||3726|
|Same as above plus superheater percentage||2304||3726|
|Same as above but substitute firebox area for grate area||13,374||21,402|