looking for information about railways around Brunswick Ga.greenspun.com : LUSENET : Shortline, Narrow Gauge and Industrial Railroading : One Thread
I would like to get any information about any railways around Brenswick Georgia, especially any that used Forney type locomotives.
I am also looking for information on a 3' Baldwin 2-6-0 c/n 3638 that was originally scheduled to be shipped to Russia sometime in the 1920s and was subsequently supposedly shipped somewhere in Georgia. Originally lettered I.D.Co. and bore a Rebuilt by Virginia & Truckee plate on the smokebox.
Thank you, Rod
-- Roderic Duff (firstname.lastname@example.org), August 27, 2002
Baldwin construction records reflect that c/n 3638 was built in Aug. 1874 as a three foot gauge 2-6-0 for the Eureka & Palisade. It was the E&P #1 "W.L. Pritchard". It was BLW class 8 18 D 10 with 40" drivers and 12 x 16 cylinders. Records further indicate that at some point it went to the Virginia and Truckee (which is curious since the V&T was standard gauge) and then to Bodie Lumber (presumably the Bodie Railway and Lumber Co. in California). Curiously, the V&T roster posted by the Neveda State Railroad Museum (http://www.nsrm-friends.org/nsrm09.htm) does not list this locomotive. It may simply have been rebuilt in V&T shops and resold at some point. Narrow gauge buffs may be able to explain this.
-- Jerry Dowling (email@example.com), October 04, 2002.