McCloud River Railroad Company
Locomotive #22

Alco 2-6-2
Built- 5/1925
c/n- 66316
Drivers- 46"
Cylinders- 17x24
Weight- 130,000 lbs.
Boiler pressure- 185 lbs.
Tractive effort- 23,700 lbs.

With the exception of the Heisler #2 and the two Shays the McCloud River had only ever purchased new locomotives from Baldwin. The American Locomotive Company broke this devotion in 1925 when it offered to build two Prairies essentially duplicate to the #20 and #21 but costing about $7,000 less. The resulting #22 and #23 proved their worth in all aspects of the operations, but would spend the bulk of their time as backup power in the logging camps.

Builders photo of the #22. Dennis Sullivan collection.

A tight view of the #22 early in its McCloud career. T.E. Glover collection.

#22 on the McCloud turntable sometime prior to 1939.

#22 in McCloud in between assignments.

#22 by all appearances somewhere in the Hambone area. Dennis Sullivan collection.

#22 in front of the Pondosa enginehouse. George Landrock collection.

#22 on the ready tracks next to the McCloud roundhouse. Biermann image.

#22 in Pondosa on 12 September 1948. Brekmann image.

Three views of the #22 on the McCloud turntable late in its career. Note the addition of the powered reverse.

End of the line for the #22. The date is 11 December 1955, and the locomotive has just arrived in a South San Francisco scrap yard. R.H. Carlson.