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Norfolk & Western 4-8-0 No. 475Posted by: Christian S. on 2006-03-06 16:41:54.743
475 will still be working in June, and much longer afterward, for that matter. Besides being down temporarily for annual inspections and repairs, she should remain in service for many years to come. As long as Strasburg remains in operation, I trust that 475 won't be going anywhere anytime soon.

Standard Mining Co. 0-4-0T No. 1Posted by: Stan Secor on 2006-03-06 15:14:05.917

This engine is run on the Bow Hill Railroad. We have just recieved oue engine back. We had had it sent in to be rebuitl and certified. it is now under construction of being put back togeather.  for more information or pictures  send an email to stan at   idle_hour@msn.com 


Ventura County RR 2-6-2 No. 2Posted by: Jeff Lamb on 2006-03-06 12:41:58.433
New springs have been installed on the #1 and #3 axles and the locomotive has been taken of the jacks that were holding it up. The tender's water tank has been repaired. The lagging and jacketing is complete. The power reverse and one air tank have been installed. We anticipate being able to steam the locomotive inside of 3 months.

Canadian National Railway Co. 4-8-4 No. 6400Posted by: Cameron Skelton on 2006-03-06 11:45:57.29

The CNR 6400 is the most imporant trains around because it is the royal trian and pulled the king and queen around partys of canada and Because it is my great grandfathers trian

Cameron Skelton


Vickers Armstrong Ltd 0-4-0WT No. 'Sir Vincent'Posted by: Ken Stone on 2006-03-06 02:24:27.627

Cylinders - compound (2)  Tractive effort - 14nhp

Invoiced to Vilckers Ltd., Erith, Kent

Info from Traction Engine Locomotives by Ian K Hutchinson published by the Road Locomotive Society in 1981

Data from : http://www.brc-stockbook.co.uk/SirVincent.htm (also contains photos)


Great Western Railway 2-10-0 No. 90Posted by: Chris Kovacs on 2006-03-05 18:43:28.483

I saw pictures of #90 on her return to service on President's Day weekend on www.railfan.net. She looks absolutely AMAZING  in her (as built) Great Western Livery for a Carl Franz Photo Charter.

Hope to see more of the old gal this spring!

See Ya Later!


Canadian Pacific RR 4-6-2 No. 2317Posted by: Chris Kovacs on 2006-03-05 18:36:02.843

The photo seen in the info page of the 2317 shows the engine in the CPR Tuscan Red and Gunmetal Grey Passenger livery. Steamtown U.S.A. management didn't know it, but there was NO HISTORICAL EVIDENCE that the 2317 ever wore that livery during her career!

I've watched Pentrex's "Steamtown Grand Opening" and my favorite scene is where the 2317 STORMS up the Miller Rd. grade with the 5-chimer BLASTING away!

I'm going to Railcamp in the summer and I hope to see that Canadian Lady ROAR past the Steamtown Mall!

See ya Later!


United States Navy 0-4-2T No. 5Posted by: bbunge on 2006-03-05 10:13:10.87
I first noticed this locomotive while riding MARC trains to work in DC in the early 1990s. A few years ago, tried to find it again, but clearly it was missing. Sad to hear it was scrapped, even if it was in very poor condition.

Chesapeake & Ohio RR 2-6-6-6 No. 1604Posted by: bbunge on 2006-03-05 10:10:56.383
Currently on display in the north car shop after many years of outside display.

Chesapeake & Ohio RR 4-6-4 No. 490Posted by: bbunge on 2006-03-05 10:02:25.47
Currently on display in the north car shop.

Baltimore & Ohio RR 4-6-2 No. 5300Posted by: bbunge on 2006-03-05 10:01:03.49
Currently on display in the north car shop. Nice to see it stored inside!

Chesapeake & Ohio RR 2-6-6-6 No. 1601Posted by: John Rahrig on 2006-03-04 23:02:56.923

1941 C&O Allegheny 2-6-6-6 No. 1601 – The Lima Locomotive Works out of Lima, Ohio built more than sixty Allegheny’s during the 1940s. The locomotive and tender weigh 600 tons, stands more than sixteen feet tall and 125 feet long. The Allegheny’s boiler was the largest ever built for a steam locomotive. This locomotive is the most photographed object in the Henry Ford Museum.


Bessemer & Lake Erie RR 2-8-0 No. 154Posted by: John Rahrig on 2006-03-04 22:59:09.117

1909 Bessemer & Lake Erie Baldwin 2-8-0 No. 154 - This locomotive was used on the B&LE in Ohio until the it was bought by New York Central during the 1950’s. The locomotive was donated to Illinois Railway Museum in Union, Illinois in the 1956. In 1982 the B&LE Steam Locomotive was traded to Henry Ford Museum & Greenfield Village for Baldwin locomotive Toledo & Detroit 4-4-0 No. 16.  


Detroit, Toledo & Ironton 4-4-2 No. 45Posted by: John Rahrig on 2006-03-04 22:51:45.69

1902 Michigan Central Atlantic 4-4-2 No. 45 – The American Locomotive Company (ALCO) built this steam locomotive as a steamer for fast passenger steamer between Detroit and Chicago. Henry Ford bought this Atlantic type form the Michigan Central for $50,000. Later it was refitted with gold brass and wood trim at the Ford Motor Company’s Rouge Locomotive Shop in Dearborn, Michigan. This locomotive is has been relocated from the Henry Ford Museum to the DT&M Roundhouse as part of the guided tour, so that visitors could look go into the work pit to see underside of an locomotive.


Greenfield Village RR 4-4-0 No. 1 "Edison"Posted by: John Rahrig on 2006-03-04 22:44:37.29

1932 “Edison” Ford Motor Co. 4-4-0 No. 1 - This locomotive is a rebuilt locomotive form old steam locomotive parts. The Ford Motor Company built the locomotive at the Rouge Locomotive Shop, in Dearborn, Michigan in 1932. It was later named “Edison” after Henry Ford’s friend and hero, Thomas Eva Edison. The Edison is an American type locomotive based on locomotives from the post-American Civil War period. This locomotive currently provides daily service for the Greenfield Village Railroad.


Detroit & Mackinac RR 0-6-0 No. 8Posted by: John Rahrig on 2006-03-04 22:40:22.157

1914 Detroit & Mackinac Baldwin 0-6-0 No. 8 - The D&M locomotive is from the former Michigan Alkali Company and served as switchyard locomotive. The locomotive was thought to been scrapped in 1954, but actually was saved by Cap Pinkerton II of the Detroit & Mackinac Railway. The D&M rebuilt the locomotive during the 1970’s. It ran on a limited basis for their railroad employees until the steam locomotive, three passenger cars, and a caboose were donated to the museum in 1979.


Detroit & Lima Northern Railroad 4-4-0 No. 7Posted by: John Rahrig on 2006-03-04 22:38:51.223

1897 Detroit & Lima Northern Baldwin 4-4-0 No. 7 - This Baldwin locomotive was originally operated in passenger service by the Detroit & Lima Northern Railway that was bought later by the Detroit, Toledo & Ironton Railroad. This was also Henry Ford’s favorite locomotive and was use when he needed to go someplace by rail. It is currently being restored to full operation service.


Atlantic & Gulf RR 4-4-0 No. 3Posted by: John Rahrig on 2006-03-04 22:34:33.303

 1858 Atlantic & Gulf “President” Rogers 4-4-0 No. 3  - This is a woodburner type steam locomotive, which was built at Paterson, New Jersey for the Atlantic & Gulf Railroad. Its original nickname was the “Sam Hill”. It was later renamed the “President” by Henry Ford, as it pulled a special train with President Herbert Hoover and Thomas Edison among others for the 1929 dedication of Henry Ford Museum & Greenfield Village. 


Kelly Island Lime 0-4-0T No. 11Posted by: George S. on 2006-03-04 21:42:53.117
The "Alco-Cooke Construction Number List" indicates that Construction Numbers 65272 through 65274, were built for Stock, to be sold at a later date. These three units were shipped to "Kelly Island Lime & Transport Co.", as Road Numbers 11 through 13, on March 22, 1924. All of the units were 0-4-0T's with a "Specified" empty weight of 65,000 pounds (This is not necessarily the "Actual" empty weight).

Minneapolis, St. Paul & Sault Ste. Marie RR 2-8-0 No. 451Posted by: George S. on 2006-03-04 21:22:44.347
The "Alco-Schenectady Construction Number List" indicates that Construction Numbers 30458 through 30467, Road Numbers 445 through 454, were shipped to the "Minneapolis, St. Paul & Sault Ste. Marie" during July of 1905. All of the units were Compound 2-8-0's with a "Specified" empty weight of 201,000 pounds (This is not necessarily the "Actual" empty weight).

Minneapolis, St. Paul & Sault Ste. Marie RR 4-6-2 No. 735Posted by: George S. on 2006-03-04 21:09:17.557
The "Alco-Schenectady Construction Number List" indicates that Construction Numbers 53134 through 53138, Road Numbers 733 through 737, were shipped to the "Minneapolis, St. Paul & Sault Ste. Marie" in April of 1913. All of the units were 4-6-2's with a "Specified" empty weight of 259,000 pounds (This is not necessarily the "Actual" empty weight).

Minneapolis, St. Paul & Sault Ste. Marie RR 2-8-0 No. 440Posted by: George S. on 2006-03-04 20:54:25.967
The "Alco-Schenectady Construction Number List" indicates that Construction Numbers 29252 through 29258, Road Numbers 438 through 444, were shipped to the "Minneapolis, St. Paul & Sault Ste. Marie" during September of 1903. All of the units were Compound 2-8-0's with a "Specified" empty weight of 180,000 pounds (This is not necessarily the "Actual" empty weight).

Hecla & Torch Lake RR 0-6-4T No. 3Posted by: John Rahrig on 2006-03-04 20:45:15.723

1873 "Torch Lake" Mason 0-6-4T No. 3 – This locomotive was built in 1873 by the Mason Machine Works. This engine began its service life on the Hecla and Torch Lake Railroad, which was a copper hauling line in northern Michigan. The Torch Lake was converted from narrow gauge to U.S. standard gauge, when the locomotive was brought the Greenfield Village in the fall of 1968. In 1969, the Torch Lake began passenger service for the railroad. From 1969 to 1997, it was the oldest regularly operating steam locomotive in the United States. From 1997 to 2002, it had to have a major boiler overhaul. On July 26, 2002, the locomotive went back into daily passenger service for the Greenfield Village Railroad.


Wisconsin Central RR 2-8-0 No. 2425Posted by: George S. on 2006-03-04 20:38:33.347
The "Alco-Schenectady Construction Number List" indicates that Construction Numbers 46575 through 46580, Road Numbers 473 through 478, were shipped to the "Minneapolis, St. Paul & Sault Ste. Marie" during October of 1909. If the Road Numbers increased sequentially along with the Construction Numbers, then Construction Number 46577 would have been Road Number 475. All of the units were Compound 2-8-0's with a "Specified" empty weight of 204,000 pounds (This is not necessarily the "Actual" empty weight).

Canadian National Railway 4-6-0 No. 1395Posted by: John Rahrig on 2006-03-04 20:02:58.607

In 2004, Coopersville & Marne Railroad management said they would like to cosmetically restored CNR 4-6-0 #1395 as a static display. Due to their financial situation, the C&M can't restored the locomotive to it's operational condition. An outside source would have to come in, to provide funding if they intend restore this locomotive.


Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway 2-8-0 No. 769Posted by: George S. on 2006-03-02 16:11:36.31
The "Alco-Richmond Construction Number List" indicates that Construction Numbers 2957 through 2976, Road Numbers 266 through 285 were shipped to "Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fee" during 1900 (no month recorded).

Southern Pacific RR 0-6-0 No. 1297Posted by: George S. on 2006-03-02 15:54:51.757
The "Alco-Brooks Construction Number List" indicates that Construction Numbers 45069 through 45082, Road Numbers 1231, 558 through 564, 3 through 6, 26 & 27, were shipped to "Union Pacific - Eastern Arizona" during March of 1908. If the Road Numbers were assigned in the order as indicated above, Construction Number 45079 would equate to Road Number 5. (Road Number 38 must have been assigned to this unit at a later date)

Colorado & Southern RR 2-8-0 No. 638Posted by: George S. on 2006-03-02 15:17:10.743
The "Alco-Brooks Construction Number List" indicates that Construction Numbers 40243 through 40270, Road Numbers 301 through 309 and 625 through 643, were shipped to "Colorado & Southern (Ft. W. & D. C.)" during July of 1906. All of the units were 2-8-0's with a "Specified" total weight of 192,000 pounds (This is not necessarily the "Actual" total weight).

Colorado & Southern RR 2-6-0 No. 9Posted by: George S. on 2006-03-02 14:38:57.457
The "Alco-Cooke Construction Number List" indicates that Construction Numbers 1550 through 1559; Road Numbers 70 through 74, 14, 15, 69, 39 & 40; were shipped to "Denver, South Park & Pacific" during January of 1884. All of the units were 2-6-0's. Cylinders were 14.5" x 18". Drivers were 40".

Colorado Southern Railway Co. 2-8-0 No. 60Posted by: George S. on 2006-03-02 14:16:57.79
The "Alco-Rhode Island Construction Number List" indicates that Construction Numbers 1592 through 1597, Road Numbers 260 through 265, were shipped to "Union Pacific" during February and March of 1886.
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