Reading M1sa Antracite Mike #1705  Contributor's Pick!       
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.
Date: 1/29/1947 Location: Skillman, NJ   Map Show Skillman on a rail map Views: 1383 Collection Of:   Charles Knox Freericks
Locomotives: RDG 1705(2-8-2)    Author:  Charles Knox Freericks
Reading M1sa Antracite Mike #1705
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