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Meridian Lumber Co. 2-6-0 No. 202Posted by: M. Walker on 2006-08-09 14:08:54.62

During my recent visit to the Southern Forest Hertitage Museum the tour guide led us around the property and we were able to see all three steam locomotives that they own. This particular engine is still housed in the belt driven machine shop as in the photo posted. This particular engine is said to be in the best restorable state of any of the three they have. The tender however has been stored outdoors for many years.

The belt driven machine shop is still operational and operates a couple times a year. This is a great place to visit if you like to see how machines use to work.

Red River & Gulf Railway 4-6-0 No. 106Posted by: M Walker on 2006-08-09 13:59:33.25

I visited the museum a week ago while on vacation in the area. This particular locomotive is still located in the same place and continues to decline.

Cardiff Railway Co. 0-4-0ST No. 5 1338Posted by: MIKE REES on 2006-08-09 12:25:11.94
An empty weight is not known but the all up weight is 25 tons 10 cwt. Driver diameter is 38.5 inches, tractive effort is 14540 lbs, boiler pressure is 160 lbs per square inch, cylinders are 14 x 21 inches

Wanamie Mines 0-4-0T No. NonePosted by: Chris Murley on 2006-08-08 11:28:41.57

heres some pics a friend of mine took of #8 in wanamie in 1990.



Kahului Railway Company 2-6-2 No. 12Posted by: Pat on 2006-08-08 10:46:01.98
This engine now lives in Silver Plume Colorado at the Georgetown Loop Railroad because Railstar took over the operations. #12 and Colorado & Southern 2-6-0 #9 are the operating engines now

Denver & Rio Grande Western RR 2-8-2 No. 486Posted by: Pat on 2006-08-08 10:27:09.61

#486 was on display at Royal Gorge Park in Canyon City Co. Now this engine is operational at Durango. K-37 #499 was trade to Canyon City to run #486


Denver & Rio Grande Western RR 2-8-2 No. 493Posted by: Pat on 2006-08-08 10:24:03.823
This Engine is now at Silverton Co.

Eureka & Palisades RR 4-4-0 No. 4Posted by: Rich Smylie on 2006-08-08 03:39:07.497
Mr Markoff - do you know if this engine was used the first train scene shot in the Dakotas for "How The West Was Won" and the Glen Ford western, The Sheepman?   My father was the fireman in these films and I am trying to track down this engine.   Thanks, Rich Smylie

McCloud River RR 2-6-2 No. 25Posted by: Jay on 2006-08-06 13:41:53.117

Quote from Jeff Moore:

#25 last ran on President's Day Weekend 2001. It is currently sitting in the back of the shop and needs some work before she can run again. There is a possibility that the railroad may elect to sell the locomotive; they had a deal to lease it to an outfit that was going to operate a part of the old Union Pacific Joseph branch in northeastern Oregon a couple years ago, but that fell through. Any deal that would take the locomotive out of McCloud will produce a major angry backlash against the railroad from the local community- so if anything like that happens it will be done very, very quietly.

West Side Lumber Shay - 3 truck No. 8Posted by: Pat on 2006-08-06 13:11:36.573
#8 is now on display at Georgetown. The previous owners now own the Royal Gouge Route Railroad in Cannon City Co. The Georgetwn Loop Railroad is now owned by Railstar. #12, #14, #40, the disesels and the rolling stock are now at the Colorado Railroad Museum at Golden Co.

Central Vermont Railway 4-6-0 No. 220Posted by: Bob Yarger on 2006-08-04 12:02:16.347
Central Vermont Railway 4-6-0 No.220 has been taken better care of than most display locomotives, as it has been kept under cover for all but about 20 years of its existance since retirement. After making its last trip on an excursion in 1955, it was donated to the Shelburne Museum in 1956. They built the present structure in the 1970s, covering both the engine and private car Grand Isle, which was formerly CV No. 86. The engine has been moved a couple of times since donation. In 1988, we began working on the locomotive at the Museum, with the hopes of obtaining federal ISTEA funding to return it to steam. The Central Vermont Railway, my employer at the time, was most cooperative with the project, with the CV General Manager hoping to get it running also. Three years of applications were unfruitful, however, so we then concentrated on cosmetic restoration. All journals were polished and greased on the engine and car; the smokebox, firebox, ashpan and tender were cleaned out, and the remaining asbestos was removed from the backhead and piping. Gauges and air brake portions were rebuilt, the dynamo repaired and the air compressor removed and tested No 220 was little-used after its last overhaul in the 1940s, primarily as a backup for the gas-electric car that normally ran between St. Albans, Vermont and St. John, Quebec, over trackage that is no longer extant. The main problem with the boiler involves holes cut into the shell by unknowing workmen who replaced the boiler jacket in the 1970s. With studs for the handrails and boiler steps in the way of their sheet metal work, they simply cut them off, crudely burned out the stubs, and replaced the studs with pieces of threaded rod tack welded on The CV was sold in 1995 to Railtex, which ended company participation in the project. We former CV men did not fit in well with the new non-union company, which led me to a much better railroad job in NY State in 1999, ending my participation in Project 220. My former partners have continued slowly with the restoration, however, with help from Museum personnel, and excellent cooperation from the Museum management. In 2005, the engine and car were moved backwards one train length to allow a contractor to repair the sinking track underneath them, then pulled back in place.

Sacramento Valley & Eastern RR 2-6-2T No. 2Posted by: Jay on 2006-08-03 20:12:16.437

Shouldnt someone fix the location to Redding, CA and its on DISPLAY

New Haven 2-8-2 No. 3025 (1658)Posted by: Mike on 2006-08-03 11:58:25.39

I was in Marienville in early July of 2006 and one of the workers let me in the building and both locomotives SY58 and 38 need there boilers redone SY58 is said to be back in service in the future and the railroad wants to be back and running in 2007 or 2008

London & South Western Railway 0-4-0T No. 96 'Normandy'Posted by: Connor on 2006-08-01 23:07:18.01

            96 “Normandy” is a member of the London & South Western Railway Class B4 0-4-0T. Built in May of 1893 at the Nine Elms Works, it was built for shunting at the London & South Western Railway docks at Southampton. The B4’s were noticeable by there open sided cabs, names of cross channel ports and sometimes running without numbers. They were used only for dock work and they had there own shed at the docks.


            96 “Normandy” worked at the docks until the Southern Railway’s Class USA 0-6-0T replaced it in 1947. At this time Normandy had a stove pipe chimney and enclosed cab which was fitted during the war as an air raid precaution. In 1948 with the formation of the British Railway, Normandy was renumbered 30096. By the mid 1950’s, 11 member’s of this class remained in use for British Railway’s. 30096’s last duty was shunting goods at Winchester Goods Yard. With fellow class mate 30102. 30096 and 30102 were withdrawn from traffic in 1963. 30102 was sold for preservation but 30096 was sold to Corrals Fuel Merchants for work on their private wharf at Southampton. Renumbered back to 96 but with the new name of “Corral Queen”, 96 put in 9 more years of hard work until being sold again in 1972 to the Bulleid Society who moved the engine to the Bluebell Railway.


            96 “Normandy” was delivered to Sheffield Park late on December18th, 1972. 96 was renamed back to Normandy. They started its’ overhaul in the late 1970s but work moved very slowly since it was put low on the priority. The reason being that it was said it was not suitable for passenger work. So its overhaul was almost completely done by a small group of volunteers. Working as much as they could with people leaving and others joining the group as circumstances changed for them. 96 “Normandy” was first steamed in May of 1986 in its full Adams Goods Green Livery and got its old open sided cab back. To many peoples surprise Normandy was a great engine to have. He doesn’t pull passenger much but was perfect for shunting around the yard. In 1994, Normandy was repainted Black with the Southern Railway’s Yellow Sunshine Lettering and still saying Normandy. In 1996 it went for its overhaul and came out of the works the same year. Normandy gave another good 10 years service. On July 7th, 2006, Normandy’s boiler ticket expired. It is now on Static Display waiting for its next overhaul.

Sacramento Valley & Eastern RR 2-6-2T No. 2Posted by: Jay on 2006-08-01 22:59:00.647
at my recent trip to redding i saw it on display, it is at shasta, near a RV park

Solvay Process Co. 0-4-0T No. 57Posted by: George S. on 2006-08-01 19:15:53.327
The "Alco-Cooke Construction Number List" indicates that Construction Numbers 64991 through 64995 were built for "Stock" under Order Number C-743. All of the units were 0-4-0T's with a "Specified" weight of 65,000 pounds. Cylinders were 13" X 20". Construction Numbers 64991 and 64992, Road Numbers 57 and 59, were shipped to the "Solvay Process Co." on August 8th of 1923. The remaining three units were sold to other companies.

Huntington & Broad Top Mountain RR 2-8-0 No. 38Posted by: Lance Myers on 2006-07-31 23:37:16.05

Some time ago the KKRR embargoed itself and has begun to sell off some equipment.  Both steam locomotives have not been offered for sale as of this date.

Belle Point & Reserve Railroad 0-4-4T No. 1Posted by: Richard May on 2006-07-31 21:01:05.777
Correct driver diameter 30", oprting pressure as built 135 lbs.

Southern Railway 4-6-2 No. 21C123 34023 'Blackmoor Vale'Posted by: Connor on 2006-07-31 19:45:31.427

            21C123 “Blackmoor Vale” is a Southern Railway Class West Country 4-6-2 designed by O.V. Bulleid for Main Line Passenger and Mixed Traffic. Built in 1946 at Brighton Works at a cost of £17,160. When built it was painted Malachite Green with 3 horizontal Yellow Stripes and SOUTHERN on the tender. Nationalization caused Blackmoor Vale to be renumbered in April of 1948 to 34023 and BRITISH RAILWAYS replaced the SOUTHERN on the tender. In April 1950, Blackmoor Vale was repainted Brunswick Green with 2 Orange and Black Stripes and the BR Early Emblem was put on the tender, replacing the BRITISH RAILWAYS on the tender. At the same time Blackmoor Vale had a small name change from Blackmoor Vale to Blackmore Vale.


            In 1966 the Bulleid Preservation Society was formed to purchase a Bulleid Pacific. The 2 Battle of Britain Class Pacific’s No. 34066 “Spitfire” and No. 34086 “219 Squadron” were considered. But they decided to choose 1 of the unrebuilt Bullied Pacific’s instead. No. 34023 “Blackmore Vale” and No. 34102 “Lapford” were the only unrebuilt engines remaining in BR traffic. No. 34023 “Blackmore Vale” was chosen because it was considered the most mechanically sound engine of the 2. The engine was purchased for £1,900. She was moved to the Longmoor Military Railway. With the closure of the Longmoor Military Railway in 1970 it was moved to the Longmoor Steam Railway. The society now called the Bulleid Society Limited had to move Blackmore Vale again in 1971 with the closure of the Longmoor Steam Railway. The locomotive way moved to the Bluebell Railway.


            In 1976, Blackmore Vale was renamed back to Blackmoor Vale and numbered 21C123 again. That same year it returned to traffic in its Southern Railway Livery. Blackmoor Vale was repainted in 1984 to its BR Livery it had in 1967 and numbered 34023. Blackmoor Vale was withdrawn from traffic in 1985. Its tender was lent to Battle of Britain Class No. 34072 “257 Squadron”. Blackmoor Vale was overhauled and a new tender was built. Blackmoor Vale returned to traffic in 2000 as 21C123 “Blackmoor Vale” in its Southern Railway Livery.

Weyerhauser Co. 2-6-6-2T No. 108Posted by: Michael Ledingham on 2006-07-31 16:04:42.133
It has been owned by the Northwest Railway Museum (formerly the Puget Sound Railway Historical Association) since 1964, as the ownership states. It was moved to Snoqualmie in 1966.

New Haven 2-8-2 No. 3025 (1658)Posted by: J Demnyan on 2006-07-29 21:59:25.233
Does anyone know the status of this engine since the Knox, Kane, and Kinzua self-embargoed?

Minneapolis & St. Louis RR 2-8-0 No. 457Posted by: Gene Green on 2006-07-29 14:35:12.58

Your photo of M&StL 457 is printed mirror image.  The air compressor is on the left or fireman's side.  The locomotive has been completely (but only cosmetically) restored, its enclosure enlarged, the track reballasted, wired for sound and wired for light.  Go to for more information.

Gene Green

Good Roads Contruction Co. Shay - 2 truck No. 3118Posted by: Nick Hovey on 2006-07-26 10:02:14.62
This locomotive is owned by Doug Kuntz of Bradford, PA. He is the president of Pennsylvania General Energy, a large oil company. A picture of this locomotive can be found at then go to the database and find serial number 3118.

Canadian Pacific RR 4-6-2 No. 1293Posted by: Brian Norman on 2006-07-22 21:40:35.7
Just got some good photos of engine on its run for the 2006 convention.

Chesapeake & Ohio RR 2-8-4 No. 2727Posted by: George S. on 2006-07-21 18:47:29.85
The "Alco-Schenectady Construction Number List" indicates that Construction Numbers 70849 through 70888, Road Numbers 2700 through 2739, were shipped to the "Chesapeake & Ohio Railroad" during November of 1943. This directly conflicts with the stated Build Date of January 1944.

New York, Chicago & St. Louis RR 2-8-4 No. 755Posted by: Olie Arnt on 2006-07-21 05:32:52.733
This info come's from a book "The Nickel Plate Story" by John A. Rehor, printed in 1965 from Kalmbach Publication. #755 was laid up at Conneaut, Ohio in December 1957. Overhauled March-April 1958 and stored thereafter. It was Donated to the city of Conneaut "Historical Railroad Museum" in October of 1964. In 1944 it came with Illuminated Numberboard's as original equipment, in 1947 it was equipped with a Valve Pilot Speed Recorder. Some time from 1950 to 1951 a Mars Oscillating Headlight was installed on top of the Original Headlight. In 1955 it was installed with a Train Radio and an additional Turbogenerator.

Illinois Central RR 2-8-0 No. 764Posted by: George S. on 2006-07-20 22:53:45.58
The "Alco-Rogers Construction Number List" indicates that Construction Numbers 6177 through 6183, Road Numbers 763 through 769, were shipped to "Illinios Central" during June and July of 1904. All of the units were 2-8-0's. Cylinders were 20" X 28". Drivers were 56 1/2".

Alton & Southern RR 0-8-0 No. 12Posted by: George S. on 2006-07-20 22:41:37.783
The "Alco-Schenectady Construction Number List" indicates that Construction Number 66952, Road Number 12 was built under Order Number S-1560 and shipped to the "Aluminum Company of America - Alton & Southern Railroad" during September of 1926. (This unit was to have originally been built under Order Number S-1551, but this number was cancelled)

Chicago & North Western RR 4-4-2 No. 1015Posted by: George S. on 2006-07-20 22:23:34.253
The "Alco-Schenectady Construction Number List" indicates that Construction Numbers 5613 through 5618, Road Numbers 1015 through 1020, were shipped to the "Chicago & North Western" during the June through August period of 1900. All of the units were 4-4-2's with a "Specified" weight of 168,000 pounds (This is not necessarily the "Actual" weight). Cylinders were 20" X 26". Drivers were 80".

Delaware, Lackawana & Western RR 4-4-0 No. 952Posted by: George S. on 2006-07-20 22:11:11.297
The "Alco-Schenectady Construction Number List" indicates that Construction Numbers 30547 through 30556, Road Numbers 944 through 953, were shipped to the "Delaware, Lackawanna & Western" during April of 1905. All of the units were 4-4-0's with a "Specified" weight of 140,000 pounds (This is not necessarily the "Actual" weight).
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