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4-6-0 316 - (Texas State Railroad 201)


D-9 316

T & P Steam 4-6-0 316

4-6-0 316 - (Texas State Railroad 201)

Engine number 201 is the oldest locomotive operated on the [Texas State Railroad] line. This engine was built in 1901 by the A. L. Cooke Locomotive Works for the Texas & Pacific Railway, and is the only operating T. & P. steam locomotive in existence. The engine was built for freight service and proudly wore the number 316 during itsapostrophe1212 career with the Texas & Pacific. Engine 201 is classified as a 4-6-0. This means that it has four wheels in the front, six drivers in the middle and no wheels in the rear of the engine. This type of locomotive is commonly referred to as a "ten wheeler".

In 1949, after years of hard service, the Texas & Pacific sold number 316 to the Paris & Mt. Pleasant Railroad, a T. & P. subsidiary. In 1951 the locomotive was saved from the scrappers torch by a remarkable Lady (who wished to remain anonymous). She purchased the engine and, with help from the T. & P., donated it to the city of Abilene in honor of itsapostrophe1212 seventy -fifth anniversary as a city. The venerable ten wheeler remained on display in Abilene at the Oscar Rose Park for many years, wearing the number 75 to symbolize the seventy - fifth Jubilee Celebration of the city of Abilene.

In 1974 the citizens of Abilene graciously donated the locomotive to the newly formed Texas State Railroad State Historical Park. After extensive repair and refurbishing the engine was again rolling down the rails to thrill a new generation of train passengers, deep in the heart of the East Texas piney woods.

BUILDER: A.L. Cooke
YEAR: 1901
WEIGHT: 79 Tons
ORIGINAL BOILER PRESSURE: 200 psi
CURRENT BOILER PRESSURE: 180 psi
WHEEL ARRANGEMENT: 4-6-0
CLASSIFICATION: "Ten Wheeler"
CYLINDER SIZE: 20" x 26"
TRACTIVE EFFORT: 28,000 lbs.
TENDER CAPACITY:
WATER: 5,350 gal.
OIL: 2,500 gal.
VALVE GEAR: Stephenson
WHEEL DIAMETER: 63"

-- Center for East Texas Studies
Builder Model Date Service
Cooke D-9 1901 Freight
Wheeltype Cylinders Drivewheel Diameter Boiler Pressure
4-6-0 63 200 36
Grate Area Engine Weight Tractive Force  
158000 28000  

Notes: 275: Rebuilt to D-9|276: Rebuilt to D-9|277: Rebuilt to D-9|282: Rebuilt to D-9|283: To Intnl Creosot 283, to AL&M 283|285: to US Army 1 12/6 41 Camp Polk|287: To US Army 2 1/14/42 Camp Polk|288: To GH. 288 5/46
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