History: The H-9 was first built
in 1913 by Baldwin Locomotive Works and, along with H-10, represented
the final and largest phase of the Consolidation development. Some interesting
characteristics of the H-9 are that it had 62-inch drivers, and it utilized
205 pounds of boiler pressure.
Between the years of 1907 and 1916 the companies of Alco, Baldwin, Juniata
Shops, and Lima together constructed a total of 1,206 engines, some of
which were H-9s. Some of the jobs which the H-9 performed included hump
trimmer at Enola Yards, transfer engine for the heavier passenger cuts
between Penn Coach Yards and Old Broad Street Station in Philadelphia,
hauling the Paoli local freight, and wire maintenance train hauler anywhere
east of Harrisburg, Pennsylvania (after electrification). These trains
even went to sea, via carfloats that transported them across the mouth
of the Chespeake Bay from Cape Charles to Little Creek, for use on Pennsylvania's
Virginia mainland orphan beach head.
In June of 1945, an interesting development in the Class 2-8-0 system
was implemented. H-9 and H-10 engines exchanged numbers. This was the
beginning of the re-numbering and re-assigning of trains that occurred
throughout the years.
Complete Kit and Accessories: The locomotive
and tender complete kit has all of the parts to build a working model. You may
wish to add your own details or purchase our "Super Detail Kit" if available.
Some models have an optional painted engineer and fireman, smoke unit kit and
other assemblies available as optional equipment to compliment your kit-building
Kit Components and Replacement Parts:
The following parts are listed in order to identify parts in your kit or to
replace parts that have been lost, damaged or simply worn out. This is
not a complete list of all of the individual parts available for this model
- please call Bowser with your specific requirements
if you cannot find the parts you need. You may also use our on-line
catalog to find parts by description. Please note that part numbers
with a price of "Call Us" may be part of an assembly and may not be available
as a separate purchase item.
25" x 28"
Firebox size 71-7/8" x 110-3/8"
Steam pressure 205 lbs.
Weight of engine in working order 251,000 lbs.
Weight of engine on pony truck 27,700 lbs.
Weight of engine on drivers 223,300 lbs.
Starting tractive force 49,183 lbs.
Weight of tender, empty 67,200
Weight of tender, loaded 160,600 lbs.
Tender capacity, water 7,150
Tender capacity, coal 34,000 lbs.
Overall height 15 feet
with tender 10 - 1/4"
Height 2 - 1/16"
Weight 1 lb. 14 oz.
Minimum radius 18"
Power DC - 71 Motor
Color Brunswick Green
Assembly- Exploded View Drawings(click
on any image to enlarge)