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First Mikado type locomotive built in the United States
First Mikado type locomotive built in the United States
TitleFirst Mikado type locomotive built in the United States
Date of Original1901
DescriptionA view of the Great Falls, an example of the first Mikado type locomotive built in the United States for the Bismarck, Washburn, and Great Falls Railway. The locomotive's number is 3.
Ordering Informationhttp://history.nd.gov/archives/whatphotos.html
General SubjectTransportation
Subject (LCTGM)Railroad locomotives
Organization NameBismarck, Washburn and Great Falls Railway Company
Decade1900-1909
Item NumberB0539
Format of OriginalPhotographic prints
NotesPhotographer unknown.
Title created by staff.
Relation[Is Part Of] North Dakota eighth grade curriculum
Biography/HistoryThis specially designed engine, built in 1904, was the first train engine to run on lignite coal. The use of lignite, rather than anthracite or bituminous coals, saved the railroad company money, especially if the trains were able to pick up the coal in North Dakota.
The first true Mikado locomotives were built in 1904 by Alco, compound versions built by Baldwin were delivered to the B.W.& G.F. in 1901. The style featured a large firebox positioned behind the rear driving wheels.
Repository InstitutionState Historical Society of North Dakota
Repository CollectionState Historical Society of North Dakota Photograph Collection B
Credit LineState Historical Society of North Dakota (B0539)
Rights ManagementCopyright status unknown.
Digital IDshB0539
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