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Photo of Maine Central No. 505
Maine Central No. 505

This engine looks very similar to the Maine Central 2-8-0 Alco No. 519 in the Steamtown Foundation collection. I don't know if it is one of the eight ordered by the Maine Central Railroad in 1913 or not. It may be an earlier model, as there are some distinct differences. -- photo from the collection of Arthur Johnson.

Scotty Mallett has provided the following information about both Maine Central no. 505 and no. 519. Scotty has done extensive research into the explosion of #505 in Crawford Notch, and he and a small team located the accident site. Two men lost their lives in the incident, and a small memorial has now been erected at the location. Thank you very much for the information, Scotty.

Class: W
Builders Shop Number: 47732
Built by Alco Schnectady in 1910
Tractive effort: 36,600
Total Engine Weight: 193,000 lbs
Total Tender Weight: 140,000 lbs
Wheel Base: 57' 6"

MEC # 501 is now on Display at Conway Scenic Railroad
2-8-0 Consolodation
Class: W
Builders Number 52991
Built by: Alco in 1913
Tractive Effort: 37,000
Total Locomotive Weight: 198,000 lbs
Total Tender Weight: 140,000 lbs
Wheel Base: 61' 7"

Now Rusting away at Steamtown

Photographed by H. V. Morrill.
Added to the photo archive by Dan Glidden, May 15, 2007.
Railroad: Maine Central.

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