Algoma Central & Hudson Bay Railway
2-10-2 "Santafe" Locomotives of the USA
The Algoma Central Railway was started in 1899. Shortly after incorporating,
it had plans to lay track to Hudson Bay and changed its name to the Algoma
Central and Hudson Bay Railway Company. Tracks never reached Hudson Bay,
but the name remained unchanged until 1965 when the name did change to the
Algoma Central Railway. In 1995, the railway became part of the Wisconsin
Central Transportation Corporation and its name was changed to Algoma
Central Railway Inc.
The Algoma bought two "Santa Fe" type locomotives from the Canadian
Locomotive Company in 1929 and gave them roads numbers 50 and 51. These two
locomotives had 57" diameter drivers, 24" x 28" cylinders, a 250 psi boiler
pressure, they exerted 60,125 pounds of tractive effort and each weighed
347,600 pounds. They had small boilers, a high boiler pressure and with
a total heating surface of 4,910 square feet these locomotive operated well.
There are no surviving Algoma Central & Hudson Bay 2-10-2 "Santa Fe" type
Roster by Richard Duley
|Qty.||Road Numbers||Year Built||Builder||Notes|
|2||50-51||1929||CLC||Built in 1929 by the Canadian Locomotive Company. Number 50 scrapped in 1951. Number 51 scrapped in 1953|
- 50 (Jim Parker Collection)
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