Rahway Valley RR 2-8-0 No. 15
Scranton, PA, United States
Location: Steamtown National Historical Site
Status: Display
Posted: Mar 20, 2019 @ 17:03:32 by Matthew Gardner
This engine was overhauled for use in Vermont, but was not used as heavily as the other engines that were also operational, which caused some confusion as to how much time was on the flues when it came in for its federally mandated inspection. The first inspection it got its flues extended, and ran more without issue until the next mandated overhaul. They ran it so little, that they convinced the inspector to extend the flues yet again. The next time they fired it up was on a ceremony day running it on a triple header with 2 of the G5s. It was going fine until one of the flues burst, and scalded a veteran engineer who was running the engine. After that, it was retired, and made a display engine.
Posted: Nov 11, 2013 @ 02:11:49 by ILFORD
Status Stored June 2013
Posted: Mar 31, 2010 @ 19:03:38 by mike
she was featured on several pages in the book twilight of steam locomotives
Posted: Apr 10, 2005 @ 20:04:52 by Ryan
Actually, it blew a flue tube damaging the front tube sheet.
Posted: Aug 22, 2004 @ 17:08:19 by James
Current photo shows it some time around 1995, the smokebox front was modifyed like this while in Vermont, head light is now up near stack and baldwin builder/number plate in smokebox middle.
Posted: Aug 22, 2004 @ 17:08:19 by James
Was operable when in Bellows Falls Vermont, in 1968 it blew a piston. AKA "Faithfull Fifteen"