Sunday, January 15, 2006

Baldwin color specs for Western Pacific Locomotives, 1866

From: "Jim Wilke"

I recently came across notes from the Baldwin paint data books regarding the 1866 Western Pacific locomotives Santa Clara and San Mateo. They are listed as the 12th and 13th 21-1/2 C class, built in August 1866. They were specified to have red wheels and best passenger finish, with the name on the house (cab) in gold leaf.

A third engine, to be named Stockton, was cancelled. It was to have been the 16th 20 1/2 C class engine and was originally ordered with the same finish.

—Jim Wilke

[Note: Name is not spelled Jim Wilkie.]