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United States Plywood 2-6-6-2 #11


United States Plywood 2-6-6-2 #11 was built by Baldwin in 1926. This was the last operable steamer at the museum (1993?). After being retired from USP, it was donated to the University of Washington and displayed on the campus. Before the nearby rail line was removed (now the popular Burke-Gilman Trail) the locomotive was steamed up and moved off of the campus under it\'s own power. (Thanks to Aaron Schwarz for loaning me the photo!) The #11 is a Mallet. The front cylinders are larger than the rear to accomodate the lower pressure steam exhausted from the rear engine.