Charles Knox Freericks's Collection
Owner: Reading Railroad
Model:BLW 2-8-2Built As:Builder Info (Unavailable )
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Reading M1sa Antracite Mike #1705
Title:  Reading M1sa Antracite Mike #1705
Description:  The Reading had a fleet of 57 Mikes, numbered from 1700 to 1756. #1700 was built by the Reading Shops. The rest were built by Baldwin. Here, CKF has caught #1705 stopped at the water spout in Skillman. "Mikado" meant "Emperor of Japan," and the name came from the first such locomotives being built for Japan by Baldwin. Note the Wooten Firebox. Apperently these were all off the roster very soon after, by 1948.
Photo Date:  1/29/1947  Upload Date: 1/31/2008 12:28:20 AM
Location:  Skillman, NJ
Author:  Charles Knox Freericks
Locomotives:  RDG 1705(2-8-2)
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