Locomotive #264, Baldwin-Built Harriman Standard
Boulder City, NV - Nevada State Railroad Museum Boulder City - Locomotive #264 built by the Baldwin Locomotive Works in 1907, this ex-Union Pacific #264 is a 2-8-0 'Common Standard' Consolidation type steam locomotive with 57" drivers, it was one of four types of steam engines developed by the Associated Railroads in the first year of its locomotive program. The Associated Railroads consisted of the Southern Pacific, Chicago and Alton, Union Pacific and its affiliates, Oregon Short Line and the Oregon-Washington RR and Navigation Co., in 1902 they were combined under one management by E.H. Harriman. The Consolidation type locomotives, or the 280 Type, were designed for hauling heavy trains over steep grades and were generally used as mainline freight engines within the Union Pacific system. Locomotives of this type were designed and built with total weight varying between 150,000 and 300,000 pounds. Locomotive #264 was one of the last steam locomotives used in the UPRR system and was taken out of service in early 1950.