Dugas & LeBlanc, Ltd 0-6-2T No. 2 'Sartola'
Simsbury, CT, United States
Location: Plan B Burger Bar (formerly One Way Fare)
Status: Display
Posted: Sep 5, 2016 @ 12:09:55 by Chris C.
As of Sept. 4, 2016 -22" drivers, 10" trailing wheel. -Boiler is shot. Non-original pilot, tank; cab now missing. Center driver is blind! I honestly think this would be a straightforward restoration. Running gear is good, like really good. Dome tops and saddles good, safety valves present and good. Boiler cladding and asbestos insulation long gone-no expensive abatement needed. It also looks like it was painted with a good brand of outdoor paint for metal, NOT house paint! It reminds me of the heavy stuff we used to paint iron fences with-wears like iron too. LOL
Posted: Dec 16, 2011 @ 07:12:04 by Dylan Lambert
The locomotive in question was built for the Westfield Plantation in Louisiana. She is 30in gauge, and was named Sartola. There are four survivors from the Westfield Plantation, including Sartola. There is the 0-4-4 "Highpockets", now reguaged to 24in (originally done for work at Edaville, but used little) and at the WW&F Railway Museum in Maine. The other two are in Lampasas, Texas; the Westfield Plantation #1 (an 0-6-2T) and Dugas & Le Blanc Ltd. #3 (an 0-4-4T. It should be noted that Dugas & Le Blanc owned the Westfield Plantation). Both are in private ownership. Link to thread discussing the Sartola on RYPN here: http://www.rypn.org/forums/viewtopic.php?f=1&t=32118&p=163942&hilit=Simsbury#p163942