Saturday, May 13, 2006

Fuel used by Jupiter and #119 Engines


What type of "fuel" was used by the CP (Jupiter) and the UP Engne No 119 at Prommatory Summit? They both had different stacks ... why?

—Harvey Casey


Blogger CPRR Discussion Group said...

From: "Randy Hees"

The UP (119) burned coal while CP (Jupiter) used wood. By December of 1869 CP subsidary Western Pacific was experimenting with coal between Oakland and Sacramento.

—Randy Hees

5/13/2006 3:08 PM  
Blogger CPRR Discussion Group said...

From: "Wendell Huffman"

"Jupiter," like other CP locomotives of the time, burned wood. The "119" burned coal. And that difference is the primary reason for the different stacks.

–Wendell Huffman

5/13/2006 3:09 PM  
Blogger CPRR Discussion Group said...


The CP "Jupiter" was a wood burner, as testified by the large spark arrester stack on top. The UP #119 was a coal burner, with the spark arrester in the extended smokebox and a straight stack.

—Kyle Wyatt

5/13/2006 3:10 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Also see photo of Jupiter locomotive with Chinese.

1/12/2023 8:26 PM  

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