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SVRy. Uintah Railway Co. engine # 51, which later became SVRy engine No. 251.

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Collection Hawley, Brooks
Date of photo 1928
Description SVRy. Uintah Railway Co. engine # 51, which later became SVRy engine No. 251. Built by Baldwin Locomotive Works for Uintah Railway in April 1928.

Brooks Hawley note: This engine was adapted for the Sumpter Valley Railway with side tanks removed, with a tender, changed from coal to oil burner. I remember it was used a very short time in its original state as seen in photo. It was called a "high pressure articulated tank locomotive" and was not a true Mallet.
I have not checked on it, but it was supposed to go from Mack near Grand Junction, Colorado, to Vernal, Utah. The railroad had coal mines at several places, so it was easy to pick up more coal and this little hopper built in with the cab was all the coal capacity needed. The road was about 50 miles long.

Object ID 1992.1.769
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