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)||11.17||11.50|
|Engine Wheelbase (ft)||17.33||19.33|
|Ratio of driving wheelbase to overall engine wheebase||0.64||0.59|
|Overall Wheelbase (engine & tender) (ft)||44.71|
|Axle Loading (Maximum Weight per Axle) (lbs)|
|Weight on Drivers (lbs)||40,000||91,000|
|Engine Weight (lbs)||49,000||107,000|
|Tender Loaded Weight (lbs)||37,000||80,000|
|Total Engine and Tender Weight (lbs)||86,000||187,000|
|Tender Water Capacity (gals)||1500||4000|
|Tender Fuel Capacity (oil/coal) (gals/tons)|
|Minimum weight of rail (calculated) (lb/yd)||22||51|
|Geometry Relating to Tractive Effort|
|Driver Diameter (in)||37||50|
|Boiler Pressure (psi)||180||180|
|High Pressure Cylinders (dia x stroke) (in)||11" x 18"||18" x 24"|
|Tractive Effort (lbs)||9006||23,795|
|Factor of Adhesion (Weight on Drivers/Tractive Effort)||4.44||3.82|
|Firebox Area (sq ft)||74.30||118.90|
|Grate Area (sq ft)||12.80||20.70|
|Evaporative Heating Surface (sq ft)||618||1263|
|Superheating Surface (sq ft)|
|Combined Heating Surface (sq ft)||618||1263|
|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|