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Appendix 7

A cabside number-plate from loco no. 354, showing the CR (Comodoro Rivadavia) logo withing the circle at the bottom of the plate.

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List of locos used on the Comodoro Rivadavia to Sarmiento

Original running number 1909

Later
running no.

Maker, & maker's number

Weight empty, in tons

Notes

Year of building

Year of withdrawal

12M class Pacifics 4-6-2. Built new for FCE.
Cylinders 500 x 630mm; dr. wheels 1600mm; bp 12 kg/cm2; TE 10040kg; 4 axle bogie tender weighing 21 tonnes empty. All up weight in service 116 tonnes. Superheating added from 1926.

18

354

Haine St. Pierre 1076

55

To PtoDes first (RC). On roster here by 1934, and in ’45, '56, and ’60. Involved in accident 14/10/59.

1910

1979

19

355

Haine St. Pierre 1077

On roster 1934, ’45, '56 and ’60.

1910

1979

22

362

Cockerill 2758

In use 1934 & ’45, & '56. Supposedly lost at sea (RC) but in fact at CR in ’60 and to end (WOSAS)

1910

1979

23

363

Cockerill 2759

To SanAnt (RC) before 1934 (or in 1939?), & there in ’45 & '56.

1910

24

364

Cockerill 2760

To SanAnt (RC) before 1934 (or in 1939?), & there in ’45 & '56.

1910

25

365

Cockerill 2761

On roster 1934, ’45, '56 and ’60. Boiler sent to San Antonio for repair 58-60.

1910

1979

Class 11S 2-8-0, originally built as 2cyl. compound for FC Sud.

4075(?), ex Class 11 no. 4030
Running nos. of 11S class were 4080- 97; Purdon suggests 4094 was the loco sent south.

Vulcan Foundry

Arrival recorded in EFE Argentino Memorio 1962/3, page 61: " 1 loc.carga serie 11 Nro. 4030 convertida a serie 11S Nro. 4075 (sic) y transferida a Linéas Patagónicas zona Puerto Deseado". Information from Señor S. Damus.

1907

New 4-8-2. Cyls 24 x 28, DW 5' 9", BLW class 14.42 1/4.E.1.

1

?

Baldwin 57539

108 tons for loco

Not here in 1934 or ’45.

1923

Ex FC Andino 0-6-0 nos 17-18. Purchased by FCE in 1909, at a price of $oro 5,740 each.

14

Batignolles 1201

Gone by 1934.

1889

15

Batignolles 1202

Gone by 1934.

1889

Ex NW Argentine 0-6-0T nos. 6-7, sold to Beltran Cavalry Depot 1896., later N. W. Arg. nos 19-20.
Cyls. 15 x 20, dw 3' 5"

16

185

Batignolles/Gouin 1203

Gone by 1934.

1890

17

184?

Batignolles/Gouin 1204

Gone by 1934.

1890

Ex FC Andino 0-6-0T no. 3. purchased by FCE in 1909, at a price of $oro 3,718.
Cylinders 386 x 558mm; dr. wheels 1040mm; bp 8 kg/cm2; TE 4269 kg.

12

187

Baldwin 14908

23 or 28 empty

On roster 1934 & ’45.
Originally named 'Las Heras'. JD suggests this ran at PtoDes.

1896

Ex ??? 0-6-0/3. Purchased by FCE in ???, probably 1909, but not recorded in 1912 report.
Cylinders 449mm x 610mm; dr. wheels 1395mm ; bp 11 kns/cm2;TE 6474kg. 3 axle tender weighing 14tonnes empty.

188

E. Gouin & Co.

40

On roster 1934, but not 1945. Present, but to be scrapped, in 1956.

1889

Ex FC Campo de Mayo - Batallon no. 6. 0-4-0T, but not recorded in 1912 report, may have gone via CAR (1909), BA port railways, army, and finally to FCE in 1930 (JP)
Cylinders 321 x 438 mm(12 1/2 x 17 1/4"); dr. wheels 1000mm(3' 3"); bp 8 kg/cm2; TE 4487kg.

189 'Patria'

Schneider 2622

17

On roster 1934 & ’45, but possibly sold later to 6th battalion railway engineers & preserved at Retiro. (JD) Present in 1956, in use as stationary boiler at Sarmiento, but to be scrapped.

1895/0

Ex FC Central Argentine 0-6-0T 'X' 255, but not recorded in 1912 report. Ex contractor (purchased it 1900), ex CAR (purchased it 1891) (no. 255), ex its original purchasing contractor. Cyls. 13 x 18", DW 3' 7".

255

Ruston Proctor 11026

Not certain which line this loco went to (RC/JD). Not here in 1934 or ’45.

1884/5

?

Ex North West Argentine Railway 4-6-0 nos 5-8, ex FC Andino nos. 21-24

14

Batignolles 1327

Only recorded by JD.

Not on roster in 1934 or ’45.

1896

1923

15

Batignolles 1328

1896

1923

16

Batignolles 1329

1896

1923

17

Batignolles 1330

1896

1923

Shunting loco present in 1956, 0-6-0T no 10

10

Built in Leeds

Only recorded in FCP 1956 data sheet for Comodoro Rivadavia

1903

Data in this table initially from Reg Carter's lists. Railways of Argentina -loco lists. 46 Mill St. Kingston upon Thames, Surrey, UK.
Details of locos surviving in 1934/45 confirmed from FCE Appendices to working timetables.
1956 details taken from FCP data sheet for Comodoro Rivadavia.
Confirmation of locos on the line in 1912 is from Memoria del Ministerio de Obras Publicas de la Nacion Correspondiente al año 1912/13, Capitulo II, Anexo L.
Sources of comments include Reg Carter (RC), John Poole's notes forwarded by SLS (JP), John Davies notes forwarded by SLS (JD), and World of South American Steam 1973. (WOSAS)
All locos present in 1945 were recorded as oil-burners.

 

The works plate from Cockerill pacific no. 2758, as currently mounted on the tank of Manning Wardle 0-6-0T no. 1351 preserved at Comodoro Rivadavia station.

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Appendices

1 Text of law 5559

2 Chronology of Patagonian railway proposals

3 Bariloche line route itinerary

4 Com. Rivadavia route itinerary

5 Pto. Deseado route itinerary

6 Bariloche line loco list

7 Com. Rivadavia line loco list

8 Pto. Deseado line loco list

9 FCE wagon diagrams

10 Map of Com. Rivadavia

11 Pto. Deseado lines plans

12 Examples of tickets

13 FCP 1957 report 1

14 FCP 1957 report 2

15 FCP working timetable instructions 1960

16 Report on construction 1912 A

17 Report on construction 1912 B

18 Two reports from 1912

19 Telegram about labourers •

20 Account of a journey

21 President Alcorta address

22 Purchase of rails decree

23 Purchase of wagons decree

 

 

 

 

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