Wednesday, August 03, 2005

Fuel and water consumption


I am looking for information about the fuel and water consumption of CP locomotives along the transcontinental route. John White provides an estimate of 1,000 gallons water and a chord of wood for an early locomitive to go 26 miles on the flats. The 1860s and after equipment was larger, with larger tenders (2,000 gallons water capacity estimate for CP #60). Anyone know of possible sources for such data, which then relates to how the distance between fuel and water stops. Thanks Bob

Bob Spude – Historian – Cultural Resources Management – National Park Service – Intermountain Region – 505.988.6770 Voice – 505.988.6876 Fax

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