"Spot" series

Discussion in 'General Steam' started by Tag, Jan 24, 2023.

  1. Tag

    Tag Member

    Hello! I've read numerous books and seen posts referring to "spot" series locomotives. What does that mean? Sorry if this is a remedial question, I searched the site but couldn't find an answer. Thank you.
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  2. WindsorSpring

    WindsorSpring Member

    "Spot engines" were those numbered in single digits on most railroads. Sometimes double-digit numbers qualified the locomotive as a "spot" as well. For the Frisco, the "spot" locomotives were the 60 Baldwin 2-10-2 steam locomotives built in 1916-1917. These were numbered 1 through 60. See the sub-forum
    Historical >> Motive Power >> Steam Locomotives >> 2-10-2 Santa Fe, or follow this link:


    to find more information.
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  3. Tag

    Tag Member

    Thank you!
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