Monthly Archives: December 2011

Newly Discovered Locomotive in Puerto Rico

Am pleased to report that we have recently discovered a meter-gauge Baldwin 0-4-2T, nicely preserved and displayed at Hacienda Dolores in Peñuela, Puerto Rico. It has been added to our database along with a photo by Ricardo David Jusino.

Copyright © Ricardo David Jusino

One of the more delightful things about running the website is just this. The discovery of a locomotive, somewhere, on display that hasn’t made any of the major lists or websites. So enjoy — Doug

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Posted by on December 21, 2011 in Uncategorized


More Video Clips Added to

Clips have been added for the following locomotives:

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Posted by on December 17, 2011 in Uncategorized


Added 15″ Gauge Crown 4-4-0 in Sanborn, NY

While browsing we discovered a 15″ gauge Crown 4-4-0 that wasn’t in our database. It is located in Sanborn, NY at the Harris Steam Farm and is operational. You can view a video clip of the locomotive here:  Harris Steam Farm 4-4-0

Ann Harris of Harris Steam Farm was kind enough to provide us with a very nice photo of this locomotive, which is now included on our site, and when I’m happy to display here:

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Posted by on December 16, 2011 in Steam News


New Haven Trap Rock 0-4-0T No. 38

The photo we’ve display for New Haven Trap Rock 0-4-0T No. 38 at North Branford, CT was taken by Mike DelVecchio in the early 1990’s. It is shown below:

Copyright © Mike DelVecchio

Site visitor Josh Ciastko was kind enough to supply us with new photographs showing the locomotive in its current condition:

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Posted by on December 11, 2011 in Interesting Locomotives, Steam News


DB 2-10-0 No. 50.1650 in Aulendorf, Germany

We received an interesting comment about DB 2-10-0 No. 50.1650 located in Aulendorf, Germany. When our editors looked at the information for the locomotive, it was discovered that the image hadn’t scaled properly and the larger versions of the image didn’t display properly. So we replaced the image and verified that it scaled properly. Here’s the locomotive:

The photo above was taken in March of 2006. In March of 2007 a site visitor, Stephen Schauer, commented:

It realy saddend me when i saw the shape this locomotive is in. No protecton, boiler is gone. It is just sad .

I don’t know if Stephen was commenting about the photograph above, or the state of the locomotive as he saw it in 2007. Now, in 2011 a visitor using the pseudonym Zaruba, posted the following, in German:

Als ich das erstemal diese Lokomotive sah, war ich fasziniert, leider war sie in einem heruntergekommenen Zustand und auch als Müllhalte missbraucht worde. Bei einem späteren Besuch in A. wollte ich nach ihr schauen…. da war sie verschwunden. Was ist mit ihr passiert ? Hoffentlich wird sie restauriert !!!

This translates to English (roughly) as:

When I saw the first time this engine for the first time , I was intrigued, but unfortunately it had been abused and was in a dilapidated condition.. On a later visit in Aulendorf. Iwanted to look after her …. because she was gone. What happened to her? Hopefully it  will be restored!

So…according to our visitor (Zaruba) the locomotive is no longer there. Does anyone happen to know its current location and/or condition. Has it been scrapped?

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Posted by on December 11, 2011 in Interesting Locomotives


Milwaukee Road 261 – Another Day at the Office

December 9th, 2011 and Milwaukee Road 261 and its drivers are once again connected. Ralph Back was kind enough to provide Steve Sandberg with these photos of the locomotive being placed back on its wheels. As usual TVRM did a beautiful job of profiling and quartering the drivers. The quality, the excellence of the work of the 261 is evident in each of these photos by Ralph Back.

Copyright © 2011 - Ralph Back

Copyright © 2011 - Ralph Back

Copyright © 2011 - Ralph Back

Copyright © 2011 - Ralph Back

Copyright © 2011 - Ralph Back

Copyright © 2011 - Ralph Back

Copyright © 2011 - Ralph Back

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Posted by on December 10, 2011 in Interesting Locomotives, Steam News


More Video Clips Added

This morning I added video clips for the following locomotives to the website:

  • Remlinger Farms Crown 4-4-0 at Carnation, WA
  • Cowlitz, Chehalis & Cascade RY 2-8-2 No. 15
  • Hammond Lumber Co. 2-8-2T No. 17 at Elbe, WA
  • Hillcrest Lumber Co. Climax No. 10 at Elbe, WA
  • Condon, Kinzua & Southern RR No. 91 at Elbe, WA
  • Reading 4-8-4 No. 2100 at Richland, WA
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Posted by on December 4, 2011 in Website