The Americans remaining on the roster after 1913 included only a few units. In total they included the following, #65-67 (formerly #80-82); the former two (listed as Class C-2 they were the most powerful on the roster, capable of producing more than 21,000 pounds of tractive effort and weighing more than 122 tons) were Brooks Locomotive Works products (Alco) manufactured in 1897 for the St. Lawrence & Adirondack while the latter (listed as Class C-1) was a 1891 Schenectady product built for the Adirondack & St. Lawrence; there was also #83-89 listed under the Class C-1 bloc (#83 was built for the A&StL while #85 was manufactured for the Bennington & Rutland Railway). At least one from this class, #88, remained in service until as late as early 1936. Following their retirement, newer 4-6-2s acquired the C-1's old numbers.
(The below 4-4-0 roster information is dated effective from the Rutland's 1913 renumbering.)
|Class C-1||A&StL||Alco (Schenectady)||67 (formerly 82)||1891||Retired, 1/1932|
|Class C-1||A&StL||Alco (Schenectady)||83||1891||Sold, 10/1920|
|Class C-1-a||None||Alco (Schenectady)||84||1894||Sold, 10/1920|
|Class C-1-a||B&R||Alco (Schenectady)||85||1894||Sold, 10/1920|
|Class C-1-b||None||Alco (Schenectady)||86-87||1897||Retired, 1/1932|
|Class C-1-b||None||Alco (Schenectady)||88||1899||Retired, 2/1936|
|Class C-1-b||None||Alco (Schenectady)||89||1899||Scrapped, 1/1932|
|Class C-2||StL&A||Alco (Brooks)||65 (formerly 80)||1897||Retired, 12/1935|
|Class C-2||StL&A||Alco (Brooks)||66 (formerly 81)||1897||Retired, 9/1926|
|Class C-25||B&R||Alco (Schenectady)||793||1884||Retired, 1/1919|
|Class C-25||B&R||Alco (Schenectady)||794||1884||Retired, 11/1926|
|Class C-28||O&LC||Baldwin||796||1890||Retired, 5/1916|
|Class C-29||C&LV||Baldwin||797||1890||Retired, 11/1915|
|Class C-X||B&R||Alco (Schenectady)||1060||1869||Retired, 7/1914|
|Class C-X||NYC||Alco (Schenectady)||1063||1889||Retired, 1/1919|
The last batch of 4-4-0s were all older designs that dated to 1890 or earlier, and all were built for predecessor roads including the Chatham & Lebanon Valley, O&LC, and B&R. They were listed under the designations of Class C-25, C-28, C-29, and C-X and most were retired by 1919 although #794 remained on the roster until the mid-1920s. From its many years of fighting with and controlled by the Central Vermont the Rutland was seemingly always operating underpowered or aging locomotives. During the final years of steam operation most of the company's newest models dated to the 1920s or earlier, save for a new batch of powerful Class L-1 4-8-2 Mountains it had acquired in 1946 from Alco to fill a power shortage and upgrade its aging fleet.
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|Another view of #74 in Bennington around 1953.|
There was also a small roster of USRA, Class H-6-a 2-8-2 light Mikados assigned to the railroad in 1918 when it was under government control during World War I (along with the industry as a whole). Finally, the Class C-1 and C-2 4-4-0s boasted superheaters; #65 was rebuilt with such by Rutland's own shop forces while the others already included them when delivered from Alco. Given the state of its fleet and financial situation the Rutland was slow to retire its remaining Americans. While most were gone by the 1920s or earlier some of the powerful C-1's and C-2's could still be found in service as late as 1935-1936 when these, too were parked and many eventually scrapped.
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