Mediterranean – 1886 – 1887 – 23 train engines (VIII)

In September 1887, a new 2-8-0 Consolidation was purchased by the company ”1880 Mediteranean Rail”.

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Train engine #17 hauled two mail wagons and one produce wagon from Murcia to Valencia.

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In December 1887, the company ”1880 Mediteranean Rail” had a revenue of  2,691,000 dollars.

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Besancon Western’s revenue was 1,808,000 dollars.

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Adolph von Hansemann’s net worth was 1,140,000 dollars in December 1887.

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At the end of the year 1887, there were 23 train engines in the Mediterranean Region:

  • 7 x 4-2-2 Iron Duke (1880MR – 5; BW – 1; L&SE – 1);
  • 6 x 4-4-0 8-Wheeler (BW – 3; 1880MR – 2; L&SE – 1);
  • 9 x 2-8-0 Consolidation (1880MR – 9).
  • 1 x 2-4-0 Vulcan (1880MR – 1)

At the end of the year 1885, there were 77 train engines in the world:

  • 33 x 4-2-2 Iron Duke (THRS – 13; L&M – 7; SE – 6; 1880MR – 5; BW – 1; L&SE – 1);
  • 19 x 4-4-0 8-Wheeler (THRS – 10; BW – 3; 1880MR – 2; SE – 2; L&SE – 1; L&M – 1);
  • 16 x 2-8-0 Consolidation (THRS – 7; 1880MR – 9);
  • 3 x 3-Truck Shay (THRS – 3);
  • 6 x 2-4-0 Vulcan (THRS – 5; 1880MR – 1).

There were 37 ”4-2-2 Iron Duke” train engines produced, from which some were retired to be replaced with a newer generation of 4-2-2 Iron Duke or other train engines models – for example, THRS-#3, THRS-#4, and 1880MR-#7 (after sufferring an accident that rendered it unusable).

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