The Erie's three class L-1 0-8-8-0s were the only Camelbacks ever built to this wheel arrangement. They were briefly styled the "Angus" type after a writer named Angus Sinclair quipped that, because of their thirst for water, they would dry up all canals in the country and render water transport impossible. Certainly the fireman, working feverishly at the exposed rear of the locomotive, had all he could do to manually stoke the wide Wooten firebox's 100 square feet of grate area with anthracite while keeping the water glass at a safe level. Built in 1907 by the American Locomotive Company, these Mallet compounds had 25x28-inch high-pressure cylinders (the rear set) and 39x28 low-pressure cylinders. Their boiler pressure was 215 p.s.i., and they crept along on low 51-inch driving wheels. Weighing 410,000 pounds, they mustered 88,890 pounds of tractive effort. Being compounds with slide valves in the front valve chests, they were not superheated (only piston valve lubricant can withstand the temperatures of superheated steam). In 1921, Baldwin rebuilt the "Anguses" into 2-8-8-2s, but the Erie retired them in 1930. The Alco builder's photo of No. 2601 is provided by Wayne Koch from his collection.