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Re: Operational Wood-Burning Locos

March 17, 2017 05:37PM
KevinM Wrote:
> Hi Russ,
> The B&O 25 was pretty special because until very
> recently, she was not only operable, but actually
> had an FRA Form 4. The work was done 15 years
> ago by the Strasburg Railroad, so she could be
> used in the movie "The Wild Wild West", which was
> a re-creation of the 60s TV series. That's why I
> was a bit shocked to learn of the crown sheet
> issue. I don't believe that her current boiler
> was the original one though. In fact, most 19th
> century engines that are still running were
> probably reboilered at some point.
> Other non-wood-burners include the Sierra #3
> (1891, reboilered), Calumet & Hecla Mining #3
> (1873, boiler status unknown), WW&F #9 (1891,
> reboilered), SP 2248 (1896, boiler status
> unknown), Detroit & Lima Northern #7 (1897,
> boiler status unknown). I'm sure there are a few
> others.....probably damn few. smiling smiley
> /Kevin Madore

Calumet & Hecla #3 "Torch Lake" is also the only other surviving Mason built locomotive in the world, and is the only surviving Mason Bogie style locomotive. Actually it's fitting for this forum since it was originally a 4'1" gauge locomotive before it was later converted to standard gauge. It's had at least one, but probably two new boilers in its lifetime. The current one was built new a few years after arriving at Greenfield Village in 1969 (sometime in the late 1970's or early 1980's comes to mind). It is currently believed to be the oldest regularly operated steam locomotive in the country, if not the oldest operating in the U.S. (in a George Washington's hatchet sort of way).

D&LN Baldwin 4-4-0 #7 probably has most of its original boiler. I know a good amount of firebox work was done during the operational restoration that was completed in 2013 after having been a static museum display since 1929.


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