The O&LC was folded into the Rutland's system formally on September 27, 1901 (the route would provide it a western extension through New York from Alburgh, Vermont to the St. Lawrence River at Ogdensburg). Mr. Shaughnessy's book points out that the Rutland's best motive power at this time had arrived from the O&LC acquisition while the remainder was a mixture of older 4-4-0s, Ten-wheelers, and locomotives from other subsidiaries such as the Chatham & Lebanon Valley, Bennington & Rutland, and New York Central which sent over a few smaller designs from its fleet (or subsidiaries) to aid in the growing freight tonnage being sent to the Rutland (formal control came in 1904). A total of 29 new locomotives were ordered for the railroad's growing business in 1902, which consisted largely of Ten-wheelers.
(The below 2-6-0 roster information is dated effective from the Rutland's 1913 renumbering.)
|Class E-1-d||StL&A||Alco (Schenectady)||144-145||1900||Retired, 7/1946|
|Class E-12||B&R||Alco (Schenectady)||1880||1891||Retired, 7/1918|
|Class E-12||B&R||Alco (Schenectady)||1881||1891||Retired, 12/1920|
|Class E-15||B&R||Baldwin||1892||1886||Retired, 11/1915|
|Class E-15||B&R||Baldwin||1893||1886||Retired, 5/1913|
|Class E-16||B&R||Rhode Island||1898||1886||Retired, 9/1913|
|Class E-16||B&R||Rhode Island||1899||1886||Retired, 12/1914|
|Class E-14||None||Alco (Schenectady)||146||1899||Retired, 6/1934|
|Class E-14||None||Alco (Schenectady)||147||1899||Retired, 1/1934|
|Class E-14||None||Alco (Schenectady)||148||1900||Retired, 5/1936|
|Class E-14||None||Alco (Schenectady)||149||1900||Retired, 8/1936|
|Class E-14||None||Alco (Schenectady)||150||1900||Retired, 10/1940|
|Class E-14||None||Alco (Schenectady)||151||1900||Retired, 12/1928|
|Class E-17||O&LC||Baldwin||152||1890||Retired, 7/1923|
|Class E-17||O&LC||Baldwin||153||1890||Retired, 7/1927|
|Class E-17||O&LC||Baldwin||154||1890||Retired, 3/1921|
|Class E-17||O&LC||Baldwin||155||1890||Retired, 7/1923|
Its fleet of Moguls was also a mixture of hand-me-downs, derived from predecessors such as the O&LC and B&R, a few sent over from the CV and NYC, and others purchased new from Alco's Schenectady plant in 1899-1900 (the American Locomotive Company was a regular supplier of locomotives for the Rutland through the diesel era, no doubt due to its relative close proximity). In 1913 the railroad set upon a new numbering and classification system for its motive power fleet. By then its collection had grown even more diverse to include a new batch of 2-8-0 Consolidations (first acquired in 1907 and continued to arrive from Alco through 1913). In later years the fleet was expanded featuring USRA light Mikados, 4-6-2 Pacifics, and finally a small batch of hefty 4-8-2 Mountains in the mid-1940s.
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Under this new system its remaining Moguls were numbered 144-155, 1880-1881, 1891-1892, and 1898-1899 all listed under Class E. The latter units had been built for the Ogdensburg road and B&R by Alco, Baldwin, and the Rhode Island Locomotive Works between 1885-1891. They were the first from the 1913 renumbering to be retired, the last of which left the roster during December of 1920. Additionally, the Class E-17s (#152-155), 1890 Baldwin products, were removed from service by 1927. Interestingly, though, the remainder saw relatively long lives. These units, #144-151, had all been built by Alco between 1899-1900; except for #151 retired in 1928 the others stayed on the roster until the mid-1930s while two (#144-145) stuck around until the summer of 1946!
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