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McCloud River Railroad Company Locomotive # 21

McCloud River Railroad Company
Locomotive #21

Baldwin 2-6-2
Built- 1924
c/n- 57618
Drivers- 46"
Cylinders- 17x24
Weight- 132,000 lbs.
Boiler pressure- 185 lbs.
Tractive effort- 23,700 lbs.

Locomotive #21. Picture was originally from issue #529 of the Western Railroader and is from the Glen Comstock collection.

#21 on the McCloud turntable. Photo is from the Dennis Sullivan collection.

Locomotive #21 in Pondosa. Photo courtesy of Dennis Sullivan.

#21 is seen here in Stockton, CA, on its way to the scrap yard. While passing through Stockton the tender of the #21 was swapped with a that of Stockton Terminal & Eastern #3, which was undergoing an attempted restoration at the time. The #21's tender remained in Stockton, while the tender of the #3 continued on with the #21. From the collection of Dennis Sullivan.

The Stockton Terminal & Eastern #3, still with the #21's tender, eventually became part of the collection of the California State Railroad Museum in Sacramento, CA. After many years of storage in Sacramento the museum conveyed the locomotive to Timber Hertiage Association, who moved it to their collection in Samoa, California. The following three photos are courtesy of Dennis Sullivan and show the tender while it was in Sacramento.

The tender of the #21 as it looks today.

Another shot of the #21's tender. Note the number still plainly visible on the rear of the tender.

A close up of the remnants of the McCloud River lettering and number on the side of the tender.