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Chicago Milwaukee and Saint Paul Locomotive No. 71 | Photograph | Wisconsin Historical Society

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Chicago Milwaukee and Saint Paul Locomotive No. 71

Chicago Milwaukee and Saint Paul Locomotive No. 71 | Photograph | Wisconsin Historical Society
CM&StP Railway locomotive no. 71 and a coal car at a roundhouse.
DESCRIPTION
CM&StP Railway locomotive no. 71 and a coal car at a roundhouse.
RECORD DETAILS
Image ID:62849
Creation Date:circa 1880
Creator Name:Unknown
City:Chicago
County:
State:Illinois
Collection Name:Album 36 (Railroads --Chicago, Milwaukee, & St. Paul)
Genre:Photograph
Original Format Type:photographic print, b&w
Original Format Number:Album 36.93
Original Dimensions:7 x 4 inches
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
Built in 1848 by the Norris Works, Philadelphia, and operated by the Milwaukee and Mississippi Railroad in 1850. This was the first locomotive on the Milwaukee Road, and the first engine to turn a wheel in the state of Wisconsin. At different times she carried the name Wisconsin, Bob Ellis, and was formerly no. 1 on the old Prairie du Chien division.
Certain parts shown in this retouched version of an 1852 photograph are not original, namely the driving wheels, side rods, engine truck, cab, headlight brackets, smokestack, pilot beam, and the entire tender. She was dismantled in 1883 and the heater was used to heat the Waubesa roundhouse.
Specifications: cylinders 14 inches x 26 inches, total weight 46,000 lbs., steam pressure 125 lbs., overall length 43 feet, drivers 60 inches spaced on 51 inch centers, tractive effort 8,300 lbs., gauge 4 feet 8.5 inches, boiler 36 inch diameter, dome 45 inch diameter, 108 flues 2 inches x 10 inches, waterspace 2.5 inches, firebox 45 x 36 x 41 inches, wood burning.
Ex coll. E.H. Moody
[The name Iowa had previously erroneously been attributed to this locomotive. The name Wisconsin was added to this record and earliest date of operation changed from 1854 to 1850 per research by Douglas L. Hays, Jr. Jan. 2017.]
SUBJECTS
Railroad cars
Railroad trains
Railroads
Roundhouses (Railroads)
Outdoor photography
Locomotives

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