A 1920 Baldwin 2-6-2 Locomotive,
Lot 226¤
A 1920 Baldwin 2-6-2 Locomotive,
US$ 30,000 - 50,000
£18,000 - 30,000
withdrawn
Lot Details
A 1920 Baldwin 2-6-2 Locomotive,
Matthias W. Baldwin's career, with humble beginnings in the production of bookbinding tools and cylinders for printing on calico, took a major turn when he built a small stationary engine to aid his business. Quickly recognized for its efficiency and quality by his peers, this would lead to production of other similar engines. Building a miniature locomotive in 1831 at the behest of the Philadelphia Museum, it was not long before he was building full scale machines, the first of which, christened 'Old Ironsides', took to the railroad in November 1832. Over the course of the next century, Baldwin would grow in stature and size–at its peak it employed more than 18,000 workers and turned out some 3,000 locomotives a year.

The Cox Baldwin Locomotive #26 dates from the 1920s, and is a 2-6-2 wheel configuration. According to known information it originally ran on the Surry, Sussex and Southampton Railroad in Virginia. During its ownership in the collection it has resided at the Pine Creek Railroad in Allaire State Park, in New Jersey, where it currently remains. For a number of years up until the early 2000s the #26 was operational, but it has not been used now for more than a decade and will require rebuilding/necessary certificates and licensing prior to future use. Offered on a Bill of Sale.

This Locomotive is presently stored at the Pine Creek Railroad Museum in Allaire State Park, New Jersey. For information regarding viewing times and collection, please consult the department.

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