The tender is alongside the up line water crane, supplied from the tower. The tender's capacity is 4,000 gallons but it will not have been empty. The water tower's tank holds 43,000 gallons.
More than 800 Black Fives were built between 1934 and 1951. 44878 was nearing the end of its days, being withdrawn from service in 1968. It was cut up for scrap.