Month: March 2019

Columbus & Southern Ohio Electric Company 0-4-0F No. 2

Columbus & Southern Ohio Electric Company 0-4-0F No. 2 Previous Next Constructed by Heisler Locomotive Works in 1940, this little locomotive is a “fireless cooker” switcher. This unique engine design was popular for use in areas where flammable substances were handled, such as in textile mills, chemical plants and coal-burning power plants. Fireless locos operated …

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Wheeling & Lake Erie Railway 0-6-0 No. 3960

Wheeling & Lake Erie Railway 0-6-0 No. 3960 Previous Next To save about $7,000 per locomotive over the cost of commercially constructed locos, the ever-thrifty Wheeling and Lake Erie Railway built twenty 0-8-0 switch engines between 1928 to 1930 in its well-equipped back shop in Brewster, Ohio. As 0-8-0’s were being successfully completed and deployed, …

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