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2926 FAQ

Atchison Topeka & Santa Fe Engine 2926 was one of 30 oil-burning Northern 4-8-4 P2900 Class steam locomotives built by the Baldwin Locomotive Works in Eddystone, just south of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, between 1943 and 1944. This engine received the builders plate number 69814 and was placed in service on May 9, 1944.

AT&SF 2926 was in service until December 12, 1953. On October 29, 1956 the engine and tender were donated to the City of Albuquerque, New Mexico and placed on display in Coronado Park.

The Engine, Tender and Caboose were purchased by the New Mexico Steam Locomotive & Railroad Historical Society from the City of Albuquerque on July 26, 1999 for eventual restoration. That restoration is ongoing today and it is hoped that the engine will finally be operational again in 3-5 years.


Thanks to Dr. S. Ersoy (www.mekanizmalar.com) for giving permission to imbed the following YouTube animation which depicts how the internals of a Steam engine work. AT&SF 2926 works fundamentally in the same fashion, not withstanding the fact there are subtle differences in our wheel arrangement, exact plumbing, etc.

Be sure to also check out the interactive animation at WWW.MEKANIZMALAR.COM of the basic Walschaerts Valve Gear mechanism that is used in many steam locomotives.