Sunday, March 27, 2005

Re: Two Engines

From: "Wendell Huffman"

"Argenta" was the name assigned to one of the Schenectady locomotives ordered on 1 Feb 1869 by the CP and built for them, but then sold to other companies before being delivered to California. Then name was subsequently assigned to the old SVRR No.1 "Sacramento" when it was incorporated into the CP roster at No.166 by 1 March 1870. I do not know that it was a "dinkey", but it was a Hinckley (the way SP spelled it) – 14 x 20" cylinders, 48" drivers.


Betsy Baker 1867. Courtesy of Jim Wilke.
Oregon engine, the Betsy Baker, in 1867, see comment.
Courtesy of Jim Wilke.