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Reading 0-4-0 “Camelback” No. 1187

Reading 0-4-0 “Camelback” No. 1187 Previous Next Railroads – like any well-run business – constantly seek to control costs and find more efficient methods to accomplish their goals. One of the more unique ways this concept manifested itself in the early days of steam railroading was the innovative “Camelback” locomotive design. The Philadelphia and Reading …

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Age of Steam Roundhouse Museum Receives Its 23rd Steamer

Roundhouse Reports Age of Steam Roundhouse Museum Receives Its 23rd Steamer Previous Next Earlier today the Age of Steam Roundhouse Museum in Sugarcreek, Ohio, safely unloaded its newest acquisition, a rare Reading Railroad “Camelback” steam locomotive #1187 constructed in 1903. It is the 23rd steam locomotive acquired for Age of Steam Roundhouse Museum’s collection, and …

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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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Carnegie Steel 0-4-0T Saddletank No. 14

Carnegie Steel 0-4-0T Saddletank No. 14 Previous Next This diminutive locomotive was constructed by Pittsburgh’s H.K. Porter Company in April 1897 as No.14 for the Carnegie Steel plant in Cochran, Pennsylvania. It was later transferred to U.S. Steel in Duquesne as that mill’s No.727. It is believed that its small tender was constructed and added …

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Alabama, Tennessee & Northern 2-10-0 No. 401

Alabama, Tennessee & Northern 2-10-0 No. 401 Previous Next The Alabama, Tennessee & Northern Railroad was a 220-mile long short line railroad in the state of Alabama. Through various mergers and expansions the railroad eventually reached the port of Mobile in 1928, but AT&N rails never got anywhere close to reaching Tennessee. During this same …

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