Locomotive profile: 2-10-2 Santa Fe type steam locomotive

Chinese-built Iowa Interstate Railroad's 2-10-2 Santa Fe type steam locomotive pulls a passenger train at Rock Island, Illinois.
Chinese-built Iowa Interstate Railroad's 2-10-2 Santa Fe type steam locomotive pulls a passenger train at Rock Island, Illinois. 
Jim Wrinn
2-10-2

•YEARS BUILT: 1903 to 1931

•MANUFACTURERS: Baldwin, Lima, Brooks, Canadian, Montreal, China

•OPERATED ON: Burlington Route; Baltimore & Ohio; Wabash; Atlantic Coast Line; Boston & Albany; Duluth, Missabe & Iron Range; Southern Railway; among others

•NAME: Santa Fe

•QUANTITY: 2,200; Santa Fe had the most with 342

•BOILER PRESSURE: 220 psi

•KNOWN FOR: Used in freight service up to 40 mph due to stability problems, but this was corrected when cast steel frames were developed

•STATUS: Several on display, including two Chinese-built that were last operated by Iowa Interstate
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