LOCOMOTIVES
The locomotives of the BC&G and the ERC&L are pretty well documented, much better than the structures along the line.  Most of the information presented on these pages is from the all-time roster created by John Killoran and I believe first published in the August 1962 issue of RAILROAD magazine.  This seems to be the definitive data base although there appears to be a couple of errors in it.  Some information is also from page 80 of the Warden BC&G book.  The Gondola Gazette also contained useful information.  These sources agree on most counts.  There is some confusion about dates that engines were acquired, however.  It appears the engines were numbered sequentially in the order they were acquired, but in some cases, notably #9, #13 and #14, engines with larger numbers have earlier acquisition dates assigned.  The more common reference to 1954 as acquisition dates for #9, #13 and #14 fits chronologically but does not seem to be consistent with a scrapping date of 1953 for engines #5, #6 and #7 as these engines were presumable replaced by #13 and #14.  Any help on this matter would be appreciated. 

Notice that the BC&G and ERC&L were so intertwined that, except for the Climax, the locomotive numbering scheme covered both roads' engines.
# 1               4 - 4 - 0*               Baldwin / ? /  ?                        B&O                         1905                 Scrapped 1920
           (*shown as 4-6-0 in Killoran listing)

# 2               2 - 8 - 0           Baldwin / 37163 / 1911           Bought New                1911                Scrapped 1930
                                                                                                              
# 3               2 - 8 - 0                 Baldwin / ? / ?              Hocking Valley RR          1920***            Scrapped 1930
                                                 (***The 1920 Financial Report indicates a "70-ton 2-8-0 locomotive was purchased from from Hocking Valley RR for $15,266.)

# 4               2 - 8 - 0            Baldwin / 59472 / 1926          Bought  New              1926                   Surviving     

# 5               2 - 8 - 0          Richmond / 29164 / 1904             C&O                           ?                     Scrapped 1953

# 6               2 - 8- 0             Baldwin / 16145 / 1898             B&O (#1527)            1925                 Scrapped 1953

#1526          2 - 8 - 0      Baldwin/16144  Presumed Leased from B&O       Circa 1944   (See bottom of page)

# 7               2 - 8 - 0            Baldwin / 16147 / 1898                B&O (#1529)          1946                Scrapped 1953

# 8               0 - 6 - 0       Alco (Richmond) / 40453 / 1905      Westvaco                  1945                Scrapped 1954

(# 9)**          2 - 8 - 2             Baldwin / 41740 / 1914             KC&NW                    1950*               Scrapped 1955
                      (*1950 Financial Statement shows this loco acquired that year, **This is KC&NW #57 that was never used on the BC&G)

# 10              2 - 8 -2                 Alco / 65430 / 1924               Uncertain*                 1954                     NRHS 1963
                                                                          (*Two sources say Toledo, Angola & Western, one says Aberdeen & Rockfish, one says Savannah & Atlanta)

# 11              2 - 8 - 2             Baldwin / 54407 / 1921           Uncertain*                 1955                 Scrapped 1961
                                                                    (*Two sources say Toledo, Angola & Western, two say Aberdeen & Rockfish)

# 12          3-Truck Shay           Lima / 687 / 1902            Emporia Forest               ?                    Scrapped 1962

# 13              2 - 8 - 0         Alco (Brooks) / 61579 / 1920         KC&NW                     1950*                     Sold 4-64 
                            (*often shown as 1954  although 1950 Financial Statement shows acquired in that year; Cody Burdette confirms in service in 1950)

# 14              2 - 8 - 0                 Alco / 59309 / 1918               KC&NW                     1950*                     Surviving
                             (*often shown as 1954 although 1950 Financial Statement shows acquired in that year; Cody Burdette confirms in service in 1950)

# 15              2 - 8 - 2             Baldwin / 52301 / 1918                S&A                         1955               Scrapped 1961

# 16              2 - 8 - 2             Baldwin / 57329 / 1923                S&A                         1955               Scrapped 1970
 
# 17              2 - 8 - 2             Baldwin / 58683 / 1924                S&A                         1955               Scrapped 1970

# 18           3-Truck Shay           Lima / ? / 1904                     CRB&L                      1957               Scrapped 1960

# 19           3-Truck Shay           Lima / 1568 / 1904              CRB&L                       1957                    Surviving

# 20           44 ton Diesel       Plymouth / 4426 / 1942          PA&MR                      1962              Scrapped 1975

# 20           65 ton Diesel               Whitcomb                 Pennsy Ord Works          1971                  Unknown

  #1              Alco / CAT                    S-1/ 1949                 Peerless Eagle Coal           ?                      Unknown

E - 1         2-Truck 40 Ton         Climax / 1413 / 1916      Purchased New            1916               Scrapped 1930

E - 2         2-Truck 40 Ton         Climax / 1501 / 1918      Purchased New             1918              Scrapped 1963

E - 3         2-Truck 50 Ton         Climax / 1692 / 1929      Purchased New             1929                  Surviving

E - 4        3-Truck 90 Ton          Climax / 1579 / 1920           Unknown                   1943              Scrapped 1950 (?)

  A              Model AC             Mack-Brill / 60005 / 1921  Artimus-Jellico               1941                   Surviving

  B              Model B                  FWD-St.Louis / 1922       Purchased New           1922                   Surviving
Number        Type          Builder / cn / Date           Prior Owner          Acquired           Comments
BC&G and ERC&L ALL-TIME LOCOMOTIVE ROSTER
BC&G Locomotives in BLACK           ERC&L Logging and Mining Locomotives in RED
NOTES ON #1526
Below is a BC&G Freight Conductor's Car Report from May 23, 1944 from the authors collection.  It contains a couple of surprising pieces of information.  Most notably, the locomotive number is clearly stated on the top line as #1526.  Ed Kirstatter reports that the B&O records as reported in WIlliam Edson's book STEAM LOCOMOTIVES OF THE B&O - An All-Time Roster (1992) are clear. B&O #1527 and #1529 were sold to the BC&G in 1925 and 1946 respectively.  Further, the records show that their #1526 (c/n #16144, blt 8/98 and therefore a sister engine to #1527 and #1529) was retired (does not say scrapped) in 1944.  One explanation of this 1944 BC&G Car Report document is that the BC&G had leased #1526 from the B&O and it was in service on this day in May, but the BC&G may have never bought the engine.  How long it might have been in service on the BC&G is a matter of speculation, but in 1946 they purchased B&O #1529.  It would seem logical that the lease of #1526 would not have extended past the purchase of #1529.

Also of note is the reference to Caboose #15.  This is the only reference I've seen to a car #15.  Also notice that in the consist there are several BC&G hoppers.  Cars numbered 1440, 1032, 1326, 1623 and 1688 are visible on this portion of the report.