Great Western Railway 2-10-0 No. 90
Strasburg, PA, United States
Location: Strasburg RR
Status: 1472-day Overhaul
Posted: Aug 18, 2023 @ 11:08:01 by Steve Frost, European Editor
The company was The Great Western RAILWAY! Not all US companies styled themselves "Railroad" and the Great Western of Colorado was one that did not. Please check your facts before adding comments.
Posted: Jun 23, 2015 @ 16:06:19 by Stuart
For the moderator; boiler pressure is 200 psi.
Posted: Aug 27, 2012 @ 05:08:59 by Will
For the moderators: Build date: 06/1924 Construction no: 57812 Empty weight: 212,000 Weight on drivers: 190,000 Driver diameter: 56 Tractive effort: 48,000 Boiler pressure: 190 Cylinders: 24x28
Posted: Jul 3, 2011 @ 22:07:33 by Brian
Actually, not 15-year. More like 4 or 5 year (1472-day)
Posted: Jun 7, 2011 @ 05:06:38 by Nick Medovich
Currenty NOT operational at this time. undergoing 15 year overhaul at this time. should be back this summer
Posted: Jan 11, 2011 @ 10:01:48 by J. Sellers
This loco was built in 1924
Posted: May 2, 2006 @ 22:05:27 by Christian S.
Just a quick correction to Chris's previous comment: the photo charters on President's Weekend 2006 were actually organized by John Craft, not Carl Franz. No. 90 is expected to remain as the railroad's primary locomotive throughout 2006 and well into the forseeable future.
Posted: Mar 5, 2006 @ 18:03:28 by Chris Kovacs

I saw pictures of #90 on her return to service on President's Day weekend on She looks absolutely AMAZING  in her (as built) Great Western Livery for a Carl Franz Photo Charter.

Hope to see more of the old gal this spring!

See Ya Later!

Posted: Dec 1, 2005 @ 16:12:03 by Chris Kovacs

As of December 2005, #90 has been stored inside the East Strasburg Enginehouse undergoing major repairs. The 2-10-0 ended it's 2005 season on Halloween.

Next year, it'll be back in Great Western Paint for a photo charter. 

Posted: Aug 4, 2005 @ 19:08:16 by Michael

While on the Great western railway 90 got hit at a level crossing by a truck and fell over on it's side sustaning damage.  It was hit a second time at a level crossing but did not fall over.  Train 90 was used to pull engines out of a burning roundhouse and damaged was its cab. 

Posted: Feb 9, 2005 @ 16:02:08 by Brandon Pena

Old #90 here, she double headed with Steam Town's late #1278.

Posted: Feb 9, 2005 @ 03:02:32 by andy
this isn't the only one of 2 BLW1 decapods; I believe the 3 surviving Gainesville Midland decapods were built to the same specs...
Posted: May 4, 2003 @ 20:05:32 by Brian

heres some more info on old #90

tractive effort: 47,000

Boiler pressure: 200 psi

Fuel: coal

Builder: Baldwin

Posted: Feb 12, 2003 @ 23:02:08 by Michael Ledingham
This locomotive is one of two surviving class BLW1 decapods. The other one is Woodward Iron #41, at the Mid-Continent Railway Museum in North Freedom, WI. Therefore, the specifications should be very similar if not identical.
Posted: Oct 23, 2002 @ 20:10:49 by

ex great western railway, not frisco

Posted: Oct 17, 2002 @ 17:10:33 by Mike DiMunno

Hi, here's some info on SRC 90.

Built 1924 by Baldwin Locomotive Works, Philly PA.  Ex-Colorado Great Western (Not St. Louis-San Francisco RR).  Purchased by Strasburg in 1968.

Hope this helps.