Y2 Builder Plates

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Mon Feb 26 23:15:04 EST 2018

I think the attachment says June 1925, not 1923.

What other dates are known?  My research with Classification Booklets show the dates of Y-2 to Y-2a conversions occurred from 1924 to 1925 for the class, not individual engine dates.

Bud Jeffries

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With attachment


Correct.  1705 to 1710 were built as class Y2a.  They had only one Roanoke Shop plate on the smoke box.

All the ones built as class Y2 were rebuilt as class Y2a in Roanoke shops.  These locomotives had two plates.  The original builder plate and a Roanoke shops plate with the words Rebuilt and below the month and year they converted.

So the first Y2 built in Roanoke 1700-1704 had both the Roanoke plates, the Built and the Rebuilt.  The 1711 to 1730 had the Baldwin builder plate and the Roanoke Shops Rebuilt plate on the smoke box after being rebuilt.

Photos attached. The Y2 is 1700 no. 224.  The Y2a Rebuilt June 1923 loco. number is unknown.

Jim Blackstock


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