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RUTLAND 2-8-2 Mikados

The Rutland Railroad acquired six 2-8-2 Mikado-type locomotives in 1918.  These engines were built by Alco's Schenectedy Works to the United States Railroad Administration (U.S.R.A.) specifications for a light 2-8-2.  They were classed H-6-a on the Rutland and formed the backbone of the Rutland freight-hauling fleet until the arrival of the diesels in the early 1950s.

Rutland 34

Rutland 2-8-2 #34 is coaled and watered and ready to take a freight train of Boston-bound tonnage over Mount Holly.
--Photo taken by Donald T. Hayward at Rutland, VT, August 6, 1947--
--Collection of James R. Dufour --

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