A few years ago I was able to visit the Tredegar Iron Works in Richmond. This Locomotive was on the Museum grounds. I was short on time and wasn't able to do more than take a pic of it. I was wondering if any on this board have any history on this engine.
I assume it is of the period, did it have a specific function for the Ironworks, etc.
This looks like it might be the same locomotive from a different angle. If so, it's a Baldwin, a Baldwin 0-4-0 in fact though the exact type I can not say (think it's a tank engine). According tothis site Baldwin engines were used at the Tredegar Iron Works in the 1870s and later to move raw materials. Baldwin Locomotive works was founded in Philly in 1825. BUT the irony is that by 1860 most of the company's purchasers, 80% in fact, were in the states that would make up the Confederacy.
However,this site says it's a 0-4-0 T (tank?) built by the Colvay Coke Co.
Excellent info Hellcat! It is the same engine, I remember this
view from the other side of my pics perspective. Upon questioning others, most say that this is from a later period than the ACW. However, I like the idea that it could have been a pre-war Tredegar Works production. Thanks again!