Turner’s Tidbits


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This is a picture of a train on the Coketon rails around 1900. The train was built in 1889 by Baldwin Locomotive Works. It was in a classification known as Consolidation because of the wheel arrangement. The train had a 2-8-0 arrangement. This means that there were two leading wheels on one axle and eight powered and coupled driving wheels on four axles and no trailing wheels. A side view would show one smaller wheel and four larger wheels. This wheel arrangement could move trains twice as heavy at half the cost. This particular train was sold for salvage in June 1916. Ideas or comments contact Tim Turner (304) 478-3389.