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Appendix 8

A cabside number-plate from loco no. 106, showing the PD (Puerto Deseado) logo within the circle at the bottom of the plate. The identity of loco 106 is not yet known.

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List of locos used on the Puerto Deseado to Las Heras line

Original running number 1909

Later
running
no.

Maker, & maker's number

Weight empty, in tons

Notes

Year of building

Year of withdrawal

New FCE Pacifics 4-6-2.
Cyls. 500x630mm; BP 12kg/sqcm; dr. wheels 1,600mm, carrying wheels 850mm; length 11,090mm (loco only). Minor differences between different batches - eg. Maffei locos had Belpaire fireboxes.

13

342

Maffei 3202

50/72

Replacement for loco lost at sea (Cockerill 2758). Not here in Dec 1912 so must have come later. Transferred away by 1934
This loco was exhibited at the Argentine Centenary Exhibition in May 1910 before delivery to FCE.

1911

1953

14

350

Haine St. Pierre 1072

50/72

Only 3 H. St. P locos recorded in 1912?, though engineer's report in December says 4.
Operating in 1945 & '56, ’57 & ’60.

1910 arrived 1911

1979

15

351

Haine St. Pierre 1073

Operating in 1945 & '56, ’57 & ’60.

ditto

1979

16

352

Haine St. Pierre 1074

Operating in 1945 & '56, ’57 & ’60.

ditto

1979

17

353

Haine St. Pierre 1075

Transferred to San Ant. by 1934

ditto

18?

354

Haine St. Pierre 1076

Transferred away by 1934, possibly to San Ant (JP). destination uncertain.

ditto

20

360

Cockerill 2756

50/72

Transferred to San Ant. by 1934
However, 3 Cockerill 'pacifics' recorded here in 1912, and 2 in Dec 1912 engineer's report.

arrived 1910

21

361

Cockerill 2757

Transferred to San Ant. by 1934, but working here again in 1956 & 57 and under repair here in '60.

ditto

1979

Ex FC Andino 0-6-0T no. 2. Purchased by FCE in 1909, at a price of $oro 3,718.
Cyls. 410 x 556mm; BP 10 kg/sqcm; dr. wheels 1,040mm,

2

186

Baldwin 14907

28/32

Present in Dec 1912. Present in 1934 & ’45 & '56 but not in use. Dimensions of a 4 axle tender given at that date. Originally named 'Talleres'.

1896

By 1940 (RC)

Ex FC Andino 2-6-0/4-4 nos 4-5. Purchased by FCE in 1909, at a price of $oro 9,901 each.
Cyls. 18 x 24", dr. wheels 4' 6".

4

370

Baldwin 14909

50 gross?
38 empty

Present in Dec 1912.

1896

1930

5

371

Baldwin 14910

Present in Dec 1912.

1896

1930

Ex T. Carlisle contractor, ex FC Sud from 1896 (BAGS) 0-6-0T. Class 2C no. 38. Purchased by FCE in 1910 for abour $oro 6,000.
Cyls. 330 x 510mm (14 x 20"); BP 9 kg/sqcm(140psi); dr. wheels 980mm (3' 6"),

38

188?

Manning Wardle 1172

30 or 68.5 inc. tender etc.?

Present in Dec 1912. Present in 1934, ’45, '56 & ’57. Dimensions of a 3 axle tender given in ’45 & ‘57.
Named 'J. P. Anqulo' at some stage, may also have been known as'La Maicera'

1890

?

Ex FC sud (BAGS) 4-6-0/2-4. Class 7C nos. 162-3. (Originally from FC de Buenos Aires y Puerto de la Ensenada, or FC BsAs Ensenada & South Coast?, nos. 13-14, later R/N nos. 32-33) Purchased by FCE in 1910 for about $oro 6,000. Built by Sharp Stewart in Manchester 1885.
Cyls. 457x610mm (18 x 24"); dr. wheels 1.37m (4' 6"), carrying wheels 0.81m; haulage 1,865 ton on flat, 228 ton on 1 in 50.

162

Sharp Stewart 3229

loco 42.5
tender 20

Only one of these locos recorded in 1912 report at Pto Deseado, but another SS loco from BAGS is listed as at San Antonio. Dec 1912 report also says only 1 at PD. Pto. Deseado drawings book of 1912 preserved in archives at Retiro also records only loco 163.

1884

1920? or 1912

163

383

Sharp Stewart 3230

ditto

1884

1929/31

Ex Central Argentine 2-6-0/6. Class M1A no. 424. Purchased by FCE in 1909 for about $oro 6,000. Cyls.17/24 1/2 x 24, dr. wheels 5' 2"

424

Beyer, Peacock 3188

Present in Dec 1912.

1890

1922

Ex Central Argentine 4-6-0. Class C2A nos. 610 and 614. Purchased by FCE in 1910. Orig. ex C&SFGS nos 26/30, then BAR nos.141/145, then CAR.

610

Neilson 3887

These locos not recorded in first 1912 report, but were present by Dec 1912 engineer's report. Pto. Deseado drawings book of 1912 preserved in archives at Retiro shows both locos.

1888/9

1920

614

382

Neilson 4146

1890

1922

4-6-0 ex Buenos Aires & Pacific Railway. Class 1201. Cyls. 495 x 660mm/19.5 x 26 inches; Dr. wheels 1702mm/5' 7"; BP 12kg/cm2; TE 9945kg.

Orig. 129?

1209

NBL 16445

64.6/72.6 without tender

Recorded only in 1956 & '57

1905

Gone by 1973?

Later arrivals: Ex FC General Roca Class 11S simple 2-8-0s (assembled at Remedios de Escalada from parts of old FC Sud class 11A compounds)

??

Possibly no. 4094. See Purdom p57. Museum at PD station says 4075, 4076, and 4078

Rem. de Escalada

???

Nos. arriving at Puerto Deseado not known.

Arrived late '50s or early '60s, not present in 1956.

Withdrawn by 1973

??

??

ditto

??

Withdrawn by 1973

Nothing known about identity of loco, except that an FCE number-plate with the PD logo (Pto. Deseado) is mounted on a wall in the Retiro railway museum.

106

Early railcars
(Info from RC)

CM1

Talleres?

4.8

16 x 2nd class seats

1934

1941

CA1

Talleres?

8 x 2nd class seats

1935

1941

Drewry railcars, ex FC General Roca ex FC Sud. Length 14.40m; 39 seats clase unica; tare 26 tonnes.

63

Drewry

Operating in 1956.

1938

1979

64

Drewry

Operating in 1956.

1938

1979

Locally built railcars, 2 axle. Length 8.20m; 32 seats clase unica, Tare 8.70 tonnes.

66

Talleres Puerto Madryn

Operating in 1956 & '57

1952

??

67

Talleres Puerto Madryn

Operating in 1956 & '57

1952

??

Much data in this table initially from Reg Carter's lists. Railways of Argentina. 46 Mill St. Kingston upon Thames, Surrey, UK. also from FC Genl. Roca reports of 1973 and 1975 in Hector Briano's book 1999.
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. Confirmation of locos present in 1945 is from the appendix to the working timetable ('itinerario'), as kindly scanned and forwarded by Señor Sergio Barral. 1957 details similarly are from the appendix to the 'itinerario'. 1956 details arte from an FCE data sheet for Pto. Deseado.
Sources of comments include Reg Carter (RC), John Poole's notes forwarded by SLS (JP), and
World of South American Steam 1973. (WOSAS)
Loco dimensions are from Edgardo Somoza's paper
Las Locomotoras del Ferrocarril de Puerto Deseado a Nahuel Huapi in Hector Briano's book 1999, and from the 1945 appendix.

An FCGR document from 1974 states that there were nine locomotives still on the books at that point, two in service, two 'radiadas' or dismantled, and five awaiting repairs. Unfortunately no running numbers are given.

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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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