kids encyclopedia robot

Rio Grande 169 facts for kids

Kids Encyclopedia Facts
Quick facts for kids
D&RGW 169
No. 169
Cole Park in Alamosa, Colorado.
Power type Steam
Reference
Builder Baldwin Locomotive Works
Serial number 7028
Build date 1883
Configuration 4-6-0
UIC classification 2′C n2
Gauge ft (914 mm)
Driver diameter 46 in (1,168 mm)
Weight on drivers 50,643 lb (23.0 t)
Locomotive weight 70,550 lb (32.0 t)
Fuel type Coal
Cylinders Two
Cylinder size 14 in × 20 in (356 mm × 508 mm)
Tractive effort c. 12,000 lbf (53.38 kN)
Last run 1938
Retired 1941
Current owner The City of Alamosa
Disposition On Static Display
Denver and Rio Grande Railroad Locomotive No.169
Location Along Chamber Dr. within Cole Park, Alamosa, Colorado
Area less than one acre
Built 1883
Architect Baldwin Locomotive Works
Architectural style Narrow gauge steam locomotive
NRHP reference No. 01000230
Added to NRHP March 12, 2001

Denver and Rio Grande Western No. 169 is a 4-6-0 "Ten Wheeler" type narrow gauge steam railway locomotive. It is one of twelve similar locomotives built for the Denver and Rio Grande Railroad by Baldwin Locomotive Works in 1883. It was built as a passenger locomotive, with 46 in (1,200 mm) drivers, the second largest drivers used on any three foot gauge D&RGW locomotive. (The K-37s which were originally standard gauge have 44 in (1,100 mm) drivers.)

During its operational life it was used on all of the major D&RGW narrow gauge lines. It appears in two Otto Perry photographs on the branch to Santa Fe, New Mexico in April 1933. It was taken out of service in 1938 and then refurbished in 1939 to appear at the 1939 New York World's Fair. In 1941, the railroad donated it to the City of Alamosa and it has been in Cole Park there since. It was added to the National Register of Historic Places as Denver and Rio Grande Railroad Locomotive No.169 in 2001.

kids search engine
Rio Grande 169 Facts for Kids. Kiddle Encyclopedia.