Welcome...

...to the story of perhaps one of the most unique narrow gauge locomotives around, at least from the Denver & Rio Grande Western System. This site is dedicated to D&RGW 223, a 3-foot gauge Consolidation-type steam locomotive under restoration in Ogden, Utah.

(Above: A portion of the 2011 restoration crew. Picture by Lee Witten.)

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Denver & Rio Grande Western No. 223

Specifications

Built: ………………………………………………………………………………………….1881

Builder: …………………………………………………………………Grant Locomotive Works

Construction number: …………………………………………………………………………1436

Construction cost: ……………………………………………………………………..$11, 553.00

Locomotive Type: …………………………………………………………..Consolidation (2-8-0)

Classification: ………………………………………………………………………….C-16 (60N)

Gauge ……………………………………………………………………………36 inches (3 feet)

Length: …………………………………………………………………………49 feet, 6 ¼ inches

Wheelbase: ………………………………………………………………………41 feet, 11 inches

Height (to top of stack): …………………………………………………………..11 feet, 5 inches

Cylinders: ………………………………………………………………………….....15x20 inches

Boiler Pressure: ………………………………………………………………………..160 pounds

Firebox dimensions: ………………………………………………………………….24x84 inches

Number of flues: ……………………………………………………………………………….148

Flue dimensions: ………………………………………………………..2 inches x 9 feet, 8 inches

Driving wheel diameter: …………………………………………………………………36 inches

Pilot wheel diameter: …………………………………………………………………….24 inches

Tender truck wheel diameter: ……………………………………………………………26 inches

Total weight (including tender): …………………………………………………..122,110 pounds

Weight (locomotive only): …………………………………………………………69,110 pounds

Tractive effort: ……………………………………………………………………...16,540 pounds

Water capacity: ……………………………………………………………………….2500 gallons

Coal capacity: ………………………………………………………………………………..6 tons

Valve Gear: …………………………………………………………………………….Stephenson


Follow the restoration, see what's new, and donate to the cause of the 223 at the official site of the Golden Spike Chapter of the Railway & Locomotive Historical Society: OFFICIAL SITE

The chapter also has a Youtube Channel: GoldenSpikeRLHS

The 223 is on Wikipedia: D&RGW 223-Wikipedia