This Decapod (2-10-0) type locomotive
was built as #530 by the Baldwin Locomotive Works in Philadelphia, PA, one of eight delivered to the Seaboard Air Line as Class D-3 in 1930 (#529-#536). Seven were sold to the Gainesville Midland in 1952/53, becoming #203-#209. Retired in 1959, #208 was donated to the City of Winder, GA, and placed on display at the old Union Depot with SCL Caboose #01081. I have visited a couple of times and the photos on this page are from both visits.
Three Gainesville Midland decapods have been preserved. You can see another of them, ex SAL #533 on the GM #209 page of this website.
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With an engine wheelbase of 28' 3" and driver wheelbase of 19' 8", #208 weighs 212,000 lbs, 190,000 lbs on its 56" drivers. It is equiped with Walschaert valve gear and has 24" x 28"
cylinders, a 197 sq ft firebox, 54.3 sq ft grate and a combined heating surface of 2,896 sq ft, including 533 sq ft superheating. Operating at a boiler pressure of 190 psi, it delivered 46,510 lbs tractive effort.
The tender weighs 137,500 lbs light and has a capacity of 12 tons of coal and 7,000 gallons of water.