EBT Herald EBT Locomotive Roster: 16

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Number: 16
Name: none
Date Built: 6/1916Date Purchased: 1916Date Sold: none
Line Built for: East Broad TopDisposition: Unserviceable
Builder: BaldwinModel: 12-34 1/4-ESerial Number: 43562
Style: coal fired steamType: MikadoWheel Arrangement: 2-8-2
Track Gauge: 3'Tractive Effort: 30,600Engine Power: 180 psi
Valve Gear/Transmission: SouthernDriver Size: 48"Cylinder Bore: 20X24
Weight: 163,000Engine Weight: Adhesive Weight: 134,600
Grate: Fuel Capy.: Water Capy.:

#16 was the first of the largest group of Mikados. They incorporated new features like piston valves and superheating. As a test of houer power she was able to pull 60 empties from Mount Union to Rockhill.

The EBT mais was still mostly 60# rail which was a bit underrated for these locos. Points with less than 60# and hight stress areas like Coles curver were upgraded to 70 and 85# rail.

#16 and her sisters were the pricipal engines in the waning yeras of the railroad. She has not been reoprated since the 1956 closing, due to her large size and more complex mechanics. Plans were announced around 1984 to reoperated her, but #14 was rebuilt instead likely due to the lack of current papaerwork on #16. She was the last locmotive to be overhauled before the closing and so is a prime candidate for restoration.

August 10 1985 Joe Kovalchick announced his intention to reactivate #16. In the end #14 was rebuilt instead, reportedly because #16's boiler paperwork had been destroyed by a roof leak. #16 was pulled out of the roundhouse for the first time since 1955 in July 1987 for an NMRA group. In the 1991 she and #18 were pulled out for display with the two locos facing each other across Meadow Street. Numbers floated for her return to steam are in th 15-20,000 range.

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