|V&T 21 was built by Baldwin in 1875. It has 48" drivers and 14" x 22" cylinders, and it weighs 65,000 lbs. It is a coal-burning, standard-gauge 2-4-0. Here we see the locomotive painted to represent Jupiter for a scene in the movie "Wild, Wild West." The Bowker was actually named for the master mechanic of the V&T. It is in storage, but clearly visible through iron bars, at the California State Railroad Museum, Sacramento, California.|
||In an email, Doug Hutchinson tells me that the steam driven water pump was used to provide high pressure and flow for fire suppression.|
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