Baldwin "Consolidation" Steam Locomotive, 1909

Summary

Locomotives like this hauled heavy freight at relatively slow speeds. These brutes were based on practicality and increasing understandings of scientific principles, not aesthetics. This locomotive brought iron ore south and coal north on the Bessemer and Lake Erie Railroad, connecting Pittsburgh with Lake Erie. The B&LE played a limited but utterly crucial role in a nationally important heavy industry: steel.

Locomotives like this hauled heavy freight at relatively slow speeds. These brutes were based on practicality and increasing understandings of scientific principles, not aesthetics. This locomotive brought iron ore south and coal north on the Bessemer and Lake Erie Railroad, connecting Pittsburgh with Lake Erie. The B&LE played a limited but utterly crucial role in a nationally important heavy industry: steel.

Material

Steel

Color

Black (Color)

Inscriptions

Location of inscription not noted: BESS I EMER Location of inscription not noted: 154 Location of inscription not noted: 154 / B&LE / C3B