EBT Herald EBT Locomotive Roster: 18

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Number: 18
Name: none
Date Built: 8/1920Date Purchased: 1920Date Sold: none
Line Built for: East Broad TopDisposition: Unserviceable
Builder: BaldwinModel: 12-34 1/4-ESerial Number: 53541
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: 164,200Engine Weight: Adhesive Weight: 134,600
Grate: Fuel Capy.: Water Capy.:

#18 was the last and most powerful narrow gauge steamer bought by the EBT. She is still the largest loco on the line. As with her sisters she was a primary locomotive during the last years of the railroad. #18 broke down near the end of the common carrier ear shich is why #17 pulled the last trains. What was wrong with #18 is a mystery, but the rumor of her having broken a rod is disproved by and examination of her rods which are complete. In any event her air reservior is still stenciled "tested 3-13-56" indicating that she mah yave been reparied befor the end of operations.

#18 has not been restored to service, owing to her excessive size for tourist operations. In the early 1990's she and #16 were pulled out for the first time for display. #18 was pulled out for display during the 1999 Fall Spectacular. Plans were to offer photographs in the cab for a cost, but it appears that part did not work out.


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