Sumter & Choctaw RR 2-8-2 No. 102
Green Bay, WI, United States
Location: National Railroad Museum
Status: Motorized
Posted: Feb 6, 2024 @ 24:02:01 by Steven Solway
S&C 102 FAKE "tender" is disguised and built from G.E. 45 Tonner from the EAST TROY ELECTRIC RR AND TROLLEY MUSEUM west of Milwaukee. G.E. 45t Number 3, was rebuilt in the former G.B.&W. RR.Shop in Norwood Yards Roundhouse near S. Ashland Ave., but razed and Destroyed in 2001A.D. Sadly, Fake 102 contains many, many defects that have failed ever since it returned to NRRM in 1988, with the Front Coupler Missing but welded to the rear of lico 102 to couple to G.E. 45T 3. And the 2 diesels in the Fake tender are very old and worn out, and prone to frequent breakdowns at the worst possible times. From: Steven Solway; former employee and Official Tour Guide from 1984 to 1989.
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: 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.