c.1897 Baldwin 0-4-2 Locomotive
Lot 363
c.1897 Baldwin 0-4-2 Locomotive
Sold for US$ 187,500 inc. premium

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c.1897 Baldwin 0-4-2 Locomotive c.1897 Baldwin 0-4-2 Locomotive c.1897 Baldwin 0-4-2 Locomotive c.1897 Baldwin 0-4-2 Locomotive c.1897 Baldwin 0-4-2 Locomotive c.1897 Baldwin 0-4-2 Locomotive c.1897 Baldwin 0-4-2 Locomotive
c.1897 Baldwin 0-4-2 Locomotive
According to notes from the Bothwell files, this narrow gauge locomotive was built by the Baldwin Locomotive Works in 1879 for the Hawaiian Islands, where it served on Maui in the sugar cane plantations. Originally named Kalakaua, it is suggested was the first Baldwin to run on the old Kahului Railroad, then later ran for the Hawaiian Railroad Co. when it was renamed Leslie. An Extra Order Plate on the side of the boiler suggests that this was renewed with a Baldwin factory replacement in January 1927. The locomotive was reportedly rescued from Hawaii by Orin Thorkildsen of the Sterling Transit Co. here in Los Angeles, and passed into the Bothwell Collection in 1964. A permanent fixture of the collection for more than half a century, it accomplished Lindley Bothwell's dream of running his own private railroad! The Locomotive was referred to by Bothwell as 'Little Toot'.

Footnotes

  • 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.
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