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1882. 2-6-2 TANK
BUILT under the direction of A. J. Stevens, master mechanic of the Central Pacific Railroad, at the Sacramento Shops, this 2-6-2 tank engine was designed for suburban passenger service. Such heavy trains required powerful engines in the morning and evening rush hours for the run between Alameda and Oakland wharf which extended two miles out in the bay, and this class of motive power was the result.

Cylinders 16 by 24 inches Total wheelbase 28 feet Driving wheels 50 inches in diameter Pressure 125 pounds Rigid wheelbase 14 feet Truck wheels 26 inches in diameter Total weight 104,100 pounds Fuel soft coal, capacity 4 tons Weight on drivers 80,400 pounds Water capacity 1,600 gallons


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