Rahway Valley Railroad #6
|Builder:||Baldwin Locomotive Works|
|Cylinders:||14" x 18"|
|Notes:|| *Built as a 2-4-2T, rebuilt 08/1896|
Ex-Suburban Rapid Transit #13
Sold to Manhattan Railway #348 04/01/1891
Sold to Silver Lake Railroad #3 10/1899
Sold to Southern Iron & Equipment #544
Sold 05/1912 to General Equipment Co. (?)
Sold to Philadelphia, Bethlehem, & New England RR #23
#6was constructed by the Baldwin Locomotive Works (C/N #9827) for Suburban Rapid Transit, an elevated New York City railway, as their #13. The locomotive was subsequently was sold the Manhattan Railway on April 1, 1891 and became their #348.
The Silver Lake Railroad of Perry, NY purchased the locomotive in October, 1899 and then sold it to the Southern Iron & Equipment Company (#544) of Atlanta, Georgia.
The Rahway Valley Railroad purchased the locomotive from SI&E on December 4, 1906. The small forney stuck around the RVRR for just shy of six years, being sold to General Equipment Company in May, 1912.
General Equipment Company subsequently sold the locomotive to the Philadelphia, Bethlehem, & New England Railroad and became their #23.
*This locomotive, #6, was previously reported to of been an ex-Staten Island Rapid Transit unit. All SIRT units have known dispositions, none of them noting the RVRR. Research on Silver Lake Railroad #3, which became RVRR #6, was done by Harry Frye as well as Allen Stanley.
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