2-8-2 "Mikado" Locomotives in the USA
The Magma Arizona Railroad bought a 2-8-2 locomotive from the Tremont & Gulf Railroad in 1954. The locomotive was built by the Baldwin Locomotive Works in 1917 and was assigned road number 7 on the MA. The locomotive was utilized in the 1962 epic M. G. M. movie "How the West was Won". In 1974 it was sent to the Texas State Railroad.
*Boiler Pressure is now 175 psi, with a resultant tractive effort of 34,014 pounds.
|Specifications by Richard Duley|
|Weight on Drivers:||135,400 lbs.|
|Total Locomotive Weight:||175,400 lbs.|
|Locomotive & Tender Weight:||325,000 lbs.|
|Cylinders (dia. x stroke):||(2) 21" x 28"|
|Boiler Pressure:||185 psi *|
|Tractive Effort:||35,957 lbs.|