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Wantage Tramway 0-4-0WT No. 5 Posted by: R. Freeman on 2007-02-22 17:52:03.433
This locomotive is in working order.

Sierra Railway 2-6-2 No. 30Posted by: Dave Haggland on 2007-02-21 20:31:54.293
This locomotive and another similar 2-6-2 with slightly larger specs were purchased specifically for the Sierra's Angel's Branch.  For those unfamiliar, the line was initially said to be unbuildable.  To cross the Stanislaus River Canyon was no small feat in 1905 (ish).  It took switchbacks on both sides to accomplish this.  Grades were very steep and curves sharp.  The two shorty passenger cars at Jamestown were made like that so they wouldn't scrape the cuts in the curves.   It's no coincidence these were so similar to logging type Prarie's of the day.  The two engines replaced a Heisler and three Shays (one of which is at the Niles Museum also, Sierra #12) with #30 being for passenger and mixed, and #32 being used for freight almost exclusively.  This engine had a very storied life with a very interesting engineer during her time on the Angels branch.  Check out the Book "Sierra Railway" by Dorothy Newell Dean for lots more details and stories.  DH

Gruen & Biflinger AG 0-4-0T No. UnknownPosted by: robert on 2007-02-20 15:16:03.207

the builders plate from this machine is in auction on ebay february 20, 1907

Six Flags Over Georgia 4-4-0 No. Posted by: Charlie on 2007-02-20 13:00:18.043

The Six Flags over Georgia Railroad has been a big part of my life since 1974. I can still remember the cars when they where white an not the brown of today and the General an texas being painted the sam colors. It was always my fav. ride in the park an that never changed as I got older. The General was always my fav of the two. This ride is one of the reasons that today history is a big part of my life, and it was that way with the whole park. Now they have used locomotives of a des. that, as far as I know, was never used ANYWHERE in the US. If anyone ever wants to talk about this fine old man or his brother the Texas drop me a line at You also might want to get a copy of Johny Chash's Riding the Rails, both locomotives are in the video.

Canadian National Ry 4-6-0 No. 1551Posted by: Nick Raschilla on 2007-02-20 11:06:02.66
New hope and Ivyland Railroad located in New Hope, Pa. may have the sister engine ex. CN # 1533 in back of the engine house

London Midland & Scottish Railway 2-6-0 No. 43106Posted by: Rory McEvoy on 2007-02-20 00:22:32.54
Please note that in 1983 LMS No. 43106 was used by Roger Whittaker in the "Roger Whittaker In Kenya" video. This has just been released on DVD in Germany as bonus material on "Roger Whittaker - Dankeschon fur all die jahre". In the video Roger rides the footplate of 43106 while singing "The Good Old E.A.R.&H." .

Canadian National Railway Co. 4-8-4 No. 6400Posted by: Tom Hallam on 2007-02-19 14:05:08.117
On the royal tour of 1939 through Southern Ontario the engineers and firemen were chosen by a point system. While on a run ending up in Hamilton Ontario my grandfater Thomas Barker Hallam lacked one point to be the engineer so he was the fireman for the run between Kingston and Belleville. He was brought back to Kingston and was intorduced to the King and Queen before the run. He used two pairs of gloves for that fifty mile trip. One pair to work with and the other to keep clean to meet the Royal couple. This part of history is something that will always be apart of our family because I will never let it go unheard. It is our duty to keep these memroies alive and to tell them to the generations that follow us. To all of you who have connections to this endearing era I encourage you to keep it alive. There is still some of us around that have stories to tell and memories to share. I welcome one and all. Thank you Thomas Kyle Hallam

Acadia Coal Co. 2-6-0 No. 42Posted by: Jamie Martell on 2007-02-19 13:43:49.29
Hi again. Looking at this picture, I reminise about when my Dad used to take me for rides on it. We used to travel from Glace Bay to Port Morien on both the No.926, and No. 42. I am 37 now, but it brings back a lot of great memories. I have to say once again, that I always wanted to know what eventually became of these locomotives and thanks to you, now I do. They were (and still are) a big part of remmemberance about my life when I used to live in Glace Bay, Nova Scotia. Thanks.

Nova Scotia Steel & Coal Co. 2-6-0 No. 17Posted by: Jamie Martell on 2007-02-19 13:36:46.133
I remember seeing this locomotive when I lived in Glace Bay. We used to always see it (exactly the way it is in this picture), whenever we would visit the museum. I was 16 years of age when I moved from Glace Bay, to the West, but sadly remember the "926" "Ole' 42", and this one.

Pitsford Ironstone Quarries 0-6-0ST No. 'Earl Fitzwilliam'Posted by: Kamil on 2007-02-18 11:58:56.24
ex on Nene Valley Railway, name "Pitsford"

NSB 4-6-0 No. 271Posted by: Doug Bailey on 2007-02-18 08:28:35.883
Operational in 2004

NSB(DR) 2-10-0 No. 2770(52.2770)Posted by: Doug Bailey on 2007-02-18 08:24:01.447
Operational in 2004

SJ 2-8-0 No. E2 1242Posted by: Doug Bailey on 2007-02-18 08:03:25.617
Operational in 2006

Alexandra Docks & Railway Co. 0-4-0ST No. 1340 'Trojan'Posted by: Kamil on 2007-02-16 17:56:14.9
Alexandra (Newport & South Wales) Docks and Railway "Trojan" (without number/ohne nummer/bez numeru) > GWR 1340 (1923) > works/werkbahn/przemysl (1934-1968) > Didcot Railway Centre (1968), 2002 operational/czynny PS site of my railway musuem club -

Burry Port & Gwendraeth Valley Railway 0-6-0ST No. 2 'Pontyberem'Posted by: Kamil on 2007-02-16 17:45:42.397
Burry Port & Gwendraeth Valley Railway (1900-14) > Mountain Ash and Penrikyber (1914-69) > Didcot Railway Centre 2 "Pontyberem" (1970)

United Fruit 2-6-0 No. 17Posted by: Anthony on 2007-02-15 08:11:04.29
The Engine is still under restoration, and needs a brand new boiler.

Cia. Agricola de Guatemala 2-6-0 No. 2Posted by: Anthony on 2007-02-15 08:08:20.197
I am a volunteer at Hesston and this Engine is now under restoration, and MAY possibly be running in 2008, but probably 2009.

Lee Tidewater Cypress Co. 2-6-2 No. 4Posted by: Wes Heinz on 2007-02-14 22:49:21.587
I am aware that the passenger cars have been moved(sold?) to the Tennessee Valley Railroad Museum for use on the Hiawassee River trips.

Unknown 2-Truck Geared No. UnknownPosted by: Mac Whatley on 2007-02-14 14:46:29.57
I'm interested as this is the oldest listed locomotive in NC. I've asked lawyer colleagues in Hyde County to find out about the listed owner, "Jack Williams" of Swanquarter. (Note that the name of the county seat is NOT two words). They can find no record of a Jack Williams there, although there are Williamses. There are only about 5600 people in the entire county, but so far no one I've been able to speak with has known anything about this machine. Do you have any further information about the owner? Do you know where or who this information came from, and how old it might be? I am willing to follow up if I have any more leads... Thanks, Mac Whatley, Asheboro, NC

Homestake Mining Co. 0-4-0T No. 1Posted by: Fred on 2007-02-13 16:43:04.9
This locomotive was the first locomotive in the Black Hills. It was dragged down from Rapid City by a bull team

Colorado & Southern RR 2-8-0 No. 638Posted by: Craig Haglin on 2007-02-13 11:40:20.837
This C&S Engine was the replacement for the last operating narrowgage freight in Colorado(Leadville) on August 15, 1943. The 79 was the last of the Colorado and Southern's narrow gage engines in operation.(Burlington Route Historical Society, From Colorado and Southern, A Personal Memory of the Standard Guage by Ross B. Grenard). Then, in addition, this was the last working standard guage freight Steamer for the C&S and for the State of Colorado. She was one of an order of 9 by the C&S delivered in 1906. My Father fired this engine and the 641 in Leadville in the Fiftys. His last job as an Engineer was on the same run when the Climax Mining operation was shut down and the run turned into an excusion train. He retired then in the late 70's. The Diesel engine and cars were donated to the excrsion company for $1.00. My parents lived in a crew car on the siding at the Depot in Leadville when I was 3-6 months old in 1953 and Father was firing the Engines. His name was Milton Haglin. He passed away in December of 2005. I rode on this engine with him when I was 3 and still recall many parts of the trip.

North Eastern Railway 4-4-0 No. 1621Posted by: Steve Frost on 2007-02-13 04:10:16.737
The North Eastern Railway took over East Coast express trains from London at York and ran through to Edinburgh. The route north of York is straight and has only a slight gradient - an ideal high speed line in fact. These Class M1 locos didn't reign long on these top link services, as train weights were rising and the later Class R 4-4-0s and Class V Atlantics displaced the Class M1 to other services. Originally equipped with saturated boilers, No 1621 is exhibited with the later superheated boiler. You can see this as the smokebox is extended to cope with the superheater.

These locos are the epitomy of North Eastern elegance in design. They show the characteristic clean lines that marked out a North Eastern loco: straight running plate, commodious 2 window cab, and the driving wheels covered by a single splasher which merges into the cab. The Westinghouse pump for the train brakes is neatly concealed inside the splasher, accessible by lifting a flap that is itself hidden as it carried the number plate!

That roomy cab was introduced by Thomas Worsdell and continued by his successors, in this case, his brother, Wilson Worsdell. The engine is displayed in Wilson Worsdell era livery which is simpler (and cheaper to apply) than that used in his brother's time. In this case its green with panels and boiler bands picked out in black lining, edged with white. To see a loco in Thomas Worsdell livery see the little Class H 0-4-0T at the Middleton Railway in Leeds.

Padarn Railway 0-4-0 No. 'Fire Queen'Posted by: Doug Bailey on 2007-02-12 08:55:09.533
The photo for "Firequeen" is of a scale model of the locomotive. I've been assured by several folks who've seen the original that the model has excellent fidelity to the original. So... absent a photo of the prototype, we've chosen to display this photo by Mark Ralberg. The manufacturer of this locomotive is said to have been either A. Horlock & Co. or Horlocks & Co. We would welcome any information about this builder. Doug

W.T. Carter & Brother 2-6-0 No. 2Posted by: Johnathan Fuell on 2007-02-11 11:27:47.097
The #2 Is now under steam. It has recently stared in two big Hollywood Movies, one of which being a remake of the classic "3:10 To Yuma". I do not know the name of the other movie. As of the date of this posting, all equipment should be back in reader (but I am not sure). If you want to see more pictures of the restored locomotive in its movie dress, check out this page on Ken Ziegenbein's Train Weather Website.

Texas & New Orleans RR 2-10-2 No. 982Posted by: Paul Ashton on 2007-02-10 07:56:40.97
Minute Maid Ball Park was built on and uses the facade to the old Union Station. The Southern Pacific Central Station was pulled down years ago to make way for I-45 construction. The Amtrak "station" is on the site of the old SP station.

Oahu Railway & Land Co. 4-6-0 No. 85Posted by: Jeff robbins on 2007-02-06 11:51:42.237
Before returning to Hawaii, this locomotive ran in Griffith Park in Los Angeles pulling a two car consist on a short museum run. The line was called the Crystal Springs and Southwestern and began at Traveltown. When the locomotive failed to pass a boiler inspection, it was placed on static display. The two Hawaiian coaches are still at the museum.

Bologoje Sleepers 0-8-0 No. Kch4-332Posted by: Davis Bush on 2007-02-05 15:08:31.033
This loco was restored and now is running on Gulbene-Aluksne narrow gauge railway in Latvia. See

Southern Railway 4-6-2 No. 34067 'Tangmere'Posted by: Jacques Huxtable on 2007-02-05 07:12:16.377
Seen at Deal, Kent on Saturday 27th January 2007.

Essex Construction Co. 0-4-0T No. 1Posted by: Greg Gerle on 2007-02-03 20:03:28.19
This locomotive was bought by the Ontario Steam Heritage Museum a couple years ago. Email me for more info.

Craig Mountain Lumber Co. Heisler - 2 truck No. 3Posted by: Steven Butler on 2007-02-03 15:18:53.143
Craig Mts. #3 is presently stored servicable at the National Railroad Museum. It was last operated in Oct. of 2004. The locomotive is leased to the museum. It is presently owned by Steven Butler.
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