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Steam Engines

Baldwin 1919 Louisiana & Arkansas 99
Baldwin 1919
Louisiana & Arkansas 99
Description:2-8-0 Consolidation

Equipment Information

Louisiana & Arkansas 99 is a branch line 2-8-0 freight engine. The Consolidation was the most common wheel arrangement in the history of American steam engines, with more 2-8-0s built than any other one wheel arrangement. L&A 99 is a smaller example of the type and was built after Consolidations had fallen out of favor with larger railroads in favor of heavier freight engines like 2-8-2s and 2-10-2s.

COMPARE ME WITH: Southern Pacific 975, a heavy freight engine built a year earlier than L&A 99. While engine 99 was intended for short line use, SP 975 is an example of the type of larger, heavier freight engines that had supplanted 2-8-0s on the Class One railroads by this time.

Builder: Baldwin Locomotive Works
Year Built: 1919
Builder Number: 52292
Wheel Arrangement: 2-8-0
Length: 68ft 10in
Width: 11ft 6in
Height: 15ft 5in
Weight: 156400 lbs
Brakes: 6ET
Tractive Effort: 31200 lbs
Cylinders: 20×26
Boiler Pressure: 180 psi
Drivers: 50in
Description: Consolidation
Arrived: 1971
Condition: Complete / cosmetically restored / not operational

Ownership History
1919-1929 – Louisiana Railway & Navigation #99
1929-1946 – Louisiana & Arkansas #99
1946-1949 – West Feliciana Railway #99
1949-? – South Shore Railway #99
?-1971 – Monroe Sand & Gravel #99
1971-present – Illinois Railway Museum, Union, IL