Alton & Southern RR 0-8-0 No. 12
Kirkwood, MO, United States
Location: National Museum of Transport
Status: Display
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Posted: Oct 19, 2017 @ 18:10:51 by Jeremiah Weil
This locomotive is very unusual as it is one of five 3-cylinder (non-Shay) locomotives that have been preserved in the United States. The third cylinder is on the center line directly under the boiler. The other four are Baldwin Locomotive Works #60000 (4-10-2) in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, London & North Eastern #60008 "Dwight D. Eisenhower" (4-6-2) in Green Bay, Wisconsin and Union Pacific #9000 (4-12-2) and Southern Pacific #5021 (4-10-2) both in Pomona, California.
Posted: Aug 24, 2014 @ 03:08:59 by Justin Murphy
The #12 racked up 622,626 miles before being retired in 1948.
Posted: Jul 20, 2006 @ 22:07:37 by George S.
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)