Sumter & Choctaw RR 2-8-2 No. 102
Green Bay, WI, United States
Location: National Railroad Museum
Status: Motorized
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Posted: May 1, 2019 @ 12:05:42 by
Only the tender has been dieselized, the locomotive itself is still intact. The diesel motors have been replaced with stronger, more powerful engines, and it can now pull trains.
Posted: May 10, 2014 @ 20:05:00 by Joseph
What a horrible fate for a baldwin graduate.
Posted: Jan 8, 2014 @ 21:01:32 by steven e. Solway
In 1987 the s&c #102 was pulled out of the Nrrm in Green Bay,WI., by the ALCO S-3 diesel from the ANN ARBOR RR, aka TSBY, and originally Manistique and Lake Superior #1, and delivered top the C&NW RR at the Sugar Factory sinind, next to the Red Owl grocery warehouse. But when it was coupled to the first de pere switch run, the old wooden pilot beam was very rotten and it was nearly pulled off. Then it was re-attached and held in place by a very heavy chain. It was delivered to the Green Bay and Western RR., and the Norwood roundhouse, where it spent nearly 18 months being rebuilt, that included a new steel pilot beam and a boiler tube cowcatcher and new cab walls. It was supposed to return to the NRRM in August 1988 and run over the CNW and the New FRVR> But it was a very hot day and the 2nd diesel shut down, and the frvr`sent a rescue engine. But when it finally came back to the museum, it was way too underpowered and could not move itself, much less 1 or 2 coaches. Plus, some other pieces were removed from other engines like the Brillion Pioneer #29 0-4-0-t had its brake-stand removed, and the U.S. Army #101 "General Pershing" had its water gauge glass removed. BUT, NO amount of tinkering has ever worked and this "Motorized" 102 is a complete failure. It Must be and Will be rebuilt as an ordinary display steamer, and if the museum wants to push the 102 with a diesel switcher while the diesel pulls the coaches, this would be far more preferable. Submitted on Wed., January 8, 2014 A.D. by Steven E. Solway , an employee and member of the NRRM from 1984 to 1989.
Posted: Jun 20, 2012 @ 13:06:12 by Erik
I think that being motorized is a horrible fate for a locomotive to suffer, and I think that the museum should just restore no. 102 to operational condition, if possible.
Posted: Jan 12, 2011 @ 09:01:23 by Dale Grice
Original tender was not scrapped. It was pointed out to me by Jeff Truckey October 2010
Posted: Apr 10, 2008 @ 08:04:26 by Philip Martin
NRM has scrapped the original tender, along with their Menasha Woodware boxcar, and a WRX reefer (both wood cars). They have plans to scrap 25 more pieces of their equipment...1/3 of their current collection.
Posted: Dec 20, 2007 @ 10:12:51 by John
From what I have heard the prime mover in the tender is all rebuild and this locomotive is going to running this coming summer . Well puched I guess I should say
Posted: Aug 10, 2007 @ 14:08:57 by Isaac
I visited the museum in August 2007 and the 102 is sitting outside the museum without tracks and her original SandC tender sits behind the museum. Later, Isaac.
Posted: Dec 24, 2004 @ 11:12:51 by Wayne Hessil
Tender used to be a center cab switch engine. Locomotive is pushed by tender.