Narrow-gauge engines of this type went primarily to short-line railroads like the Crystal River, or to industrial railroads. In the 1880s, Baldwin built hundreds of locomotives for the Denver & Rio Grande, East Broad Top and other narrow-gauge "mainline" railroads. But by the time these engines were produced, the "narrow gauge fever" had faded, and Baldwin's narrow-gauge business had transformed dramatically. Cuba and Brazil were Baldwin's largest narrow-gauge customers in the early 1900s, and the engines produced went to industrial railroads -- sugar mills, mines and quarries, and the like. The few narrow gauge engines still ordered in North America were likewise destined for shortline and industrial use, for the most part.
Below, some of the family members:
10-E class example from 1915 Baldwin catalogue
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US Potash No. 3, Carlsbad N.M.
(survives in essentially original condition in Pomona, Calif.)
Shannon-Arizona Mining No. 1, Arizona
Quincy & Torch Lake Mining No. 6, Michigan
(survives -- barely -- at Allaire State Park,NJ)
Updated on 23 October, 2001.