EBT Locomotive Roster

Number: 11
Name: none
Date Built: 2/1908Date Purchased: 1908Date Sold: 1947
Line Built for: East Broad TopDisposition: Sold for Scrap
Builder: BaldwinModel: Serial Number: 32664
Style: coal fired steamType: PrarieWheel Arrangement: 2-6-2
Track Gauge: 3'Tractive Effort: 16,000Pressure/Power: 160 psi
Valve Gear/Transmission: WalshaertsDriver Size: 48"Cylinder Bore: 16X22
Weight: 89,780Engine Weight: Adhesive Weight:
Grate: Fuel Capy.: Water Capy.:
Published Photos: EBT 90, 101, 105, 125, 151,216
Published Plans: EBT 218

#11 was the first wide firebox locomotive on the line. By this, the firebox is behind the last set of driving wheels instaed of between them, and suppored by a trailing turck rather than the rear drivers. In this design the firebox size is no longer restrained by the width of the wheels and can be made wider and more efficient. #11 represented a 10% increase in tractive effort over #10. Though it had less tractive effort than #7, it applied more if it's power to the rails without slipping.

#11 was so susccessful, that the EBT expanded on the 2-6-2 Prarie design with and additional driving axle resulting in 2-8-2 #12 and eventually the other five Mikados that remain at the EBT to this day. The six Mikados became the backbone of the EBT and within 12 years #11 was one of the smaller locomotive on the EBT. As such she often worked the Shade Gap and other branch lines as well as pulling the Business car. By 1943 it was reported as being off the roster. It is reported as being sold in April of 1943 1 but other research shows it being sold for scrap in Nov 19472. The latter indicates that she was sold to Luria Brothers in Coatsvill for srapping.

1 - East Broad Top, Rainey and Kyper p. 158
2 - EBT internel letter, 11-13-47, couresy Richard Wickett

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