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PTG Cuba February 2018
STEAM LOCOMOTIVE NUMBERS RECORDED

List compiled by John Ellwood
see his acknowlegements at the foot
Tuesday 20/02/2018
La Habana Province

Parque Agrimensores. Havana.
Gauge: 4' 8½"
1122 0-4-0T Porter 4437 of 1909 Plinth
1205 0-4-4T Porter 3356 of 1905 Plinth
1816 2-8-0 Alco(S) 58751 of 1919 Plinth

Gauge: 2' 3¾"
E1138 2-6-0 BLW 33067 of 1908 Plinth

Gauge: 2' 6"
1308 2-8-0 BLW 18371 of 1900 Plinth

Gauge: 15":
1182 4-4-0 Cagney In Steam
26 4-4-0 Cagney Display.

Former Christina Railway Station (Ferrocarrill Del Oeste), Havana.
Now Railway Museum, (Under reconstruction).

The museum was basically a building site with the locos in varying degrees of restoration, many locos completely un-restored and several without any obvious identification. Also at least two locos carrying incorrect identity.

Gauge: 4' 8½"
No.1 LA JUNTA 4-4-2 RKG 42 of 1843
1101 0-6-0ST VIW 1177 of 1907
1112 0-4-2T BLW 4502 of 1878
1123 0-6-0T Borsig 7619 of 1910
(1171) 0-4-0F BLW 53100 of 1920
(1172) 0-4-0F OK 5083 of 1912
1204 2-4-2T Rogers 5009 of 1894
(1207) 2-4-0T Hen 11677 of 1912
1302 2-6-0 Alco(P) 30235 of 1904
1303 2-6-0 Alco(P) 38900 of 1905
1311 2-6-2T BLW 24839 of 1904
1402 2-6-0 BLW 52514 of 1918
1413 2-6-0 Cke 2114 of 1891
"1502" (????) See note (a)
"1550" (1502) 2-8-0 VIW 3090 of 1920 See note (a)
1510 2-6-0 Alco(R) 44702 of 1907
1524 2-6-2T Porter 5741 of 1915
1555 4-6-0 BLW 50995 of 1918
1657 4-6-0 Alco(S) 56018 of 1916
1701 2-8-0 BLW 53802 of 1920
1702 2-8-0 VIW 2999 of 1919
1707 2-6-0 BLW 53823 of 1920
1904 2-8-0 VIW 3102 of 1920

Gauge: 3' 0"
(E1210) 2-6-0 BLW 40595 of 1913

(a) During the visit we recorded both 1502 and 1550 (BLW 53638 of 1920) in our notebooks as being present at Christina Museum on face value, and according to official lists both of these locos should have been present, however it was subsequently realised that "1550" (being a 2-8-0) was not the loco it claimed on the cab. Subsequent advice from people more knowledgeable than myself identified this loco as being 1502. Therefore the loco believed incorrectly claiming to be "1502" remains for others to identify.

Tuesday 20/02/2018
La Habana Province

Former Christina Railway Station (Ferrocarrill Del Oeste), Havana.
Now Railway Museum. (Under reconstruction).
Gauge: 2' 6"
5 0-6-0ST MW 440 of 1873
1131 0-4-0F BLW 43277 of 1916
1164 2-6-0 BLW 52163 of 1919
1220 2-8-0 BLW 35782 of 1910
1236 2-8-0 BLW 35459 of 1910
1306 2-8-0 BLW 38802 of 1912
1322 2-8-0 BLW 23282 of 1903
1326 2-8-0 BLW 14436 of 1895
1328 2-8-0 BLW 42093 of 1915
1347 2-8-0 BLW 52262 of 1919
1351 2-8-0 BLW 45070 of 1917
1357 2-8-0 BLW 33553 of 1909
1358 2-8-0 BLW 42136 of 1915
1365 2-8-0 BLW 57791 of 1924

Lenin Park Depot.
(Railway not in use)
Gauge:3' 0"
1350 2-8-0 BLW 43394 of 1916
E1373 2-8-0 BLW 58755 of 1925
1431 2-8-0 BLW 58778 of 1925
(1457) 3 2-8-0 BLW 54234 of 1920
2 2-6-0 BLW 56920 of 1923

Lenin Park Plinths
Gauge:
(1595) 1 2-6-0 VIW 2761 of 1917

Gauge: 2' 6"
(1108) 3 2-6-0 Porter 5727 of 1915

Only two out of the three known sites for plinthed locomotives visited at Lenin Park.

Havana, Almacenes San Jose Waterfront Market.
Gauge: 4' 8½"
1403 2-6-0 Rogers 4647 of 1892 Plinth
1501 2-6-0 Rogers 5000 of 1894 Plinth

Gauge: 2' 3¾"
E1334 2-8-0 BLW 53655 of 1920 Plinth

Wednesday 21/02/2018
Havana, Plaza de Armas.

Gauge: 2' 6"
1181 0-6-0 BLW Display

Note: Uncertain if this was a permanently plinthed locomotive, or just on temporary display.

Havana, Palacio de los Capitanes Generales, Casa de Gobierno.
Gauge: 15":
5 4-4-0 Cagney of 1902 Display


Wednesday 21/02/2018 (Cont)

Mantanzas Province
Former Central 303 Australia (Closed) now tourist operation.
Gauge: 4' 8½"
Workshops:
1593 2-6-0 BLW 42299 of 1915
1607 2-6-0 BLW 52789 of 1920
1620 2-6-0 Hen 18030 of 1920
Loco in steam with PTG Charter Train:
1716 2-6-0 Hen 12428 of 1913
Loco stored away from workshops without tender:
1515 4-6-0 Alco(S) 54844 of 1914
Thursday 22/02/2018

Former Central 315 Jose Smith Comas (Closed), now museum
Gauge: 4' 8½"
1103 2-6-0 BLW 54052 of 1920
1119 0-4-0T Hen 12496 of 1913
1216 2-4-0 Rogers 5001 of 1894
1410 2-6-0 VIW 2573 of 1916
1415 2-6-0 VIW 3075 of 1920
1507 2-6-0 Alco(S) 52036 of 1912
1518 2-6-0 VIW 2566 of 1916 In steam with PTG Charter.
1530 2-6-0 BLW 58654 of 1925
1531 2-6-0 BLW 58655 of 1925
1602 2-8-0 BLW 54229 of 1920
1603 2-8-0 Alco(C) 65194 of 1925 Dismantled
1605 2-8-0 BLW 54051 of 1920
1610 2-6-0 BLW 58800 of 1925
1612 2-6-0 BLW 58802 of 1925 Partly dismantled, boiler removed
1614 2-8-0 VIW 2448 of 1916
1662 2-6-0 VIW 3081 of 1920
1703 2-6-0 Hen 18029 of 1920
1705 2-8-0 BLW 53147 of 1920 Dismantled remains outside fence.
1711 2-8-0 Alco(C) 62099 of 1920
1714 2-8-0 BLW 54139 of 1920
1721 2-6-0 VIW 3136 of 1920
1803 2-8-0 BLW 52195 of 1919
1804 2-8-0 BLW 52245 of 1919
1806 2-8-0 VIW 2898 of 1918
1812 2-8-0 BLW 52488 of 1919

Gauge: 2' 6"
1242 2-8-0 BLW 58791 of 1925 Plinth at museum approach road.
1329 2-8-0 BLW 52573 of 1919
Friday 23/02/2018

Cienfuegos Province
Cienfuegos, Old Customs House.
Gauge: 2' 6"
(1320) 2-8-0 BLW 33500 of 1909
1321 2-8-0 BLW 40224 of 1913
1345 2-8-0 BLW 54011 of 1920
1355 2-8-0 BLW 53864 of 1920

Friday 23/02/2018 (Cont)

Villa Clara Province
Luis Arcos Bergnes, Camajuani
Gauge: 4' 8½"
"1343" (1346) 0-6-0ST VIW 2604 of 1917 Roadside Plinth.

Former Central 428 Mercelo Salado (closed), now museum
Gauge: 4' 8½"
1147 0-4-0ST Dav 1738 of 1919 Plinth at Gatehouse.
1239 0-4-0F BLW 54270 of 1921
1342 4-6-0 BLW 37172 of 1911
1343 2-6-2ST BLW 24614 of 1904
(1426) 2-8-0 BLW 53282 of 1920 Plinth inside fenced area,
near entrance, under restoration
1429 2-6-0 BLW 44237 of 1916 In Steam for tourists & PTG charter
1538 2-6-2 BLW 54230 of 1920
1539 2-6-0 BLW 53704 of 1920
1541 2-6-0 Alco Works details not known.
1547 2-6-2 Alco(C) 62096 of 1920
1548 4-6-0 Alco(S) 54843 of 1914
1549 2-8-0 Alco(C) 62620 of 1920
1621 2-8-0 Alco(C) 65192 of 1924
1622 2-8-0 BLW 57403 of 1923
(1623) 2-8-0 BLW 53799 of 1920 Partly Dismantled.
1626 2-6-0 BLW 41746 of 1914
1636 4-6-0 BLW 62413 of 1920
1637 2-8-0 Alco(C) 66432 of 1925
1639 2-8-0 Alco(S) 58778 of 1919
1644 2-8-0 Alco(S) 54366 of 1913
1645 2-8-0 Alco(S) 62657 of 1920
1661 2-8-0 BLW 58539 of 1925
1728 2-8-0 VIW 3114 of 1920
1755 2-8-0 BLW 46533 of 1917
1823 2-8-0 Alco(S) 62042 of 1920
1848 2-8-0 BLW 57407 of 1923
1850 2-8-2 BLW 61888 of 1935
1910 2-8-2 Alco(B) 66284 of 1925

Gauge: 3' 0"
1156 2-6-0 BLW 8956 of 1887 Plinth at Entrance Road

Gauge: 2' 6"
1130 0-4-0F OK 6854 of 1914
1221 2-8-0 BLW 53879 of 1920
1327 2-8-0 BLW 37142 of 1911
1337 2-8-0 BLW 52236 of 1919

Gauge: 2' 3¾"
1354 2-8-0 BLW 55127 of 1921
1360 2-8-0 BLW 46255 of 1917
1362 2-8-0 VIW 2984 of 1919
1366 2-8-0 BLW 52103 of 1919
1367 2-8-0 BLW 57792 of 1924

Sunday 25/02/2018
Sancti Spiritus Province
Trinidad
Gauge: 4' 8½"
1432 4-6-0 BLW 53798 of 1920 Stored
1552 4-6-0 Alco Works details not known. Stored
1590 2-8-0 Alco(C) 65196 of 1926 Stored

Former Central 444 FNTA, now Museo Valle de los Ingenios Trinidad.
Gauge: 4' 8½"
1517 2-6-0 BLW 32083 of 1907 Plinth

Monday 26/02/2018
Ciego de Avila Province
Ciego de Avila Park.
Gauge: 4' 8½"
1564 2-6-0 VIW 2449 of 1916 Plinth
1732 4-6-0 Alco(S) 55991 of 1916 Plinth
1826 2-8-0 Alco(C) 62960 of 1921 Plinth

CamagueyProvince
Patria o Murte
Gauge: 2' 3¾"
1420 2-8-0 BLW 53847 of 1920 Plinth in town.

Former Central 517 Patria o Murte Sugar Mill, now museum.
Gauge: 4' 8½"
1169 0-4-0F BLW 46254 of 1917
1173 0-4-0ST BLW 42671 of 1915
1445 2-6-2 BLW 53594 of 1920
1461 2-8-0 BLW 54247 of 1920
1563 2-6-0 BLW 53877 of 1920
1568 2-6-0 VIW 2577 of 1916
1658 2-8-0 VIW 3104 of 1920
1664 2-8-0 BLW 53521 of 1920
1736 4-6-0 Alco(S) 62655 of 1920
1742 2-8-0 BLW 53853 of 1920
1757 2-8-0 BLW 54226 of 1920
1827 2-8-0 BLW 52945 of 1920
(1828) 2-8-0 BLW 52970 of 1920
1829 2-8-0 BLW 52540 of 1919
1834 2-8-0 BLW 52539 of 1919
1836 2-8-0 VIW 3148 of 1922
1837 2-8-0 Alco(C) 62543 of 1920
1844 2-8-0 BLW 59220 of 1926

Tuesday 27/02/2018

Ciego de Avila Province
Central 515 Ciro Rendondo
Gauge: 4' 8½"
"1829" (1830) 2-8-0 BLW 52973 of 1920 Plinth at Mill Entrance.

Note: Loco carrying incorrect number "1829" on one side only, other side blank.

Wednesday 28/02/2018

Holguin Province
Rafael Freyre.
Advertisement near crossroads for museum.
Gauge: 2' 6"
1391 2-8-0 BLW 41468 of 1914 Plinth

Central 635 Rafael Freyre (Closed) Now tourist operation.
Gauge: 2' 6"
1180 1 0-6-0 BLW 6456 of 1882 In Steam
1386 2-8-0 BLW 52630 of 1919 Stored
1387 2-8-0 BLW 26416 of 1905 Derelict
1388 2-8-0 BLW 31375 of 1907 Derelict
(1389) 2-8-0 BLW 37716 of 1912 Derelict
(1390) 2-8-0 BLW 38101 of 1912 Derelict

Niquero.
Plinth in small park in town.
Gauge: 3' 0"
(1253) 4 2-6-0 BLW 54321 of 1921 Plinth
Friday 02/03/2018

Guantanamo Province
Roadside Plinth, Near Guantanamo City
Gauge: 3' 0"
"10" (1259) 2-6-0 BLW 39006 of 1913


Saturday 03/03/2018

Villa Clara Province
Motorway Plinth
Located near former level crossing across motorway with former Ifrain Alfonso Mill railway.
Gauge: 4' 8½"
1635 2-6-2 BLW 58556 of 1925

Cienfuegos Province
Hostal La Aguada,
Near Aguada de Pasajeros, Motorway service station
Gauge:
(1163) 0-6-0 BLW 7691 of 1885.

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Finally
Just to say a thank you to all the people who have helped me with the identification of locomotives. In particular David Fakes for helping with so many loco queries and for checking this list against his listing of locos. To John Bennett for leading the trip and also assistance with identifying locomotives. Various members of the Cuban Railway group and to Graham Leach who also helped with identifying locomotives.

Then of course all the tour participants who made the trip so enjoyable.

Due to the large numbers of locos seen and the time available, in most cases detailed inspection of the locomotives was not possible. To the best of our knowledge, the listing is what locomotives are believed to have been seen on the tour.


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