The tubular form of the engine is still present, as is the small cabin at the rear.
Coal cars were attached to the rear of the engine, carrying the fuel supply.
The headlight rests on top of the engine, rather than protruding from the front, the wheel mechanism has become more complex and the body has become longer.
The rounded tops of boilers extend prominently from the top of the engine, behind the smokestack.
The first number refers to the truck wheels, the small set of wheels at the front of the engine the pivoted on an axel to steer the vehicle.
The second number refers to the driving wheels, a larger set of wheels at the rear of the engine that were powered to move (drive) the vehicle.
The 0 indicates that there is no other set of wheels behind the driving wheels. Jones, The Central Vermont Railway: A Yankee Tradition, 1981 2-8-0 The 2-8-0, seen below, quickly became the most popular engine type in the United States. Jones 4-6-0 The 4-6-0, seen below, was best suited for passenger service. Jones There are a number of other distinguishing characteristics that set the engines of the late 19 century apart from their predecessors.
The 2-6-0 ("The Mogul"), the 2-8-0 ("The Consolidation"), and the 4-6-0.A car of wood, used for fuel, was attached to the rear of the engine. "The Mogul," or 2-6-0 engine, gained more popularity during the 1880s, but an 1870s example can be seen below.Except for the 2 truck wheels and six driving wheels, all other details of this engine are the same as the earlier 1850s and 1860s engines. The code consisted of three parts, the first as two letters giving month and year respectively, the second was a five digit number and the third a model code. After dating and identifying many thousands of BSA's we have found that often a bike was built or shipped outside the dates given by the lettering system so this should only be used as a rough guide to the year and month of your machine.
The numbering started at the beginning of each season and always started at 00100 leaving the first 99 for experimental use.
These wood burning engines can easily be identified, as they feature a number of recognizable details.