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PostPosted: Sun Dec 14, 2008 1:54 pm 
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You know you really oughtta try keeping them on the rail. :idea: We had an SW1500 go on the ground the other night between another 1500 and ten loads of ethanol which all miraculously stayed on the rail, don't know how the other unit or the cars stayed on but I guess a rail broke underneath the engine, and it jumped all eight on the ground.

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the 460 discussion reminded me of a couple of locomotives i saw last time i was at the museum....

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8 ton Vulcan

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the museum's website listed the following information on the locomotive:
1930 Vulcan Iron Works Valley Shop Switcher Vulcan Iron Works 8T
Pending Gift 10/2006 of Electric City Trolley Museum.
Ex-Solomon Bros. No. 1.
Ex-Dushore Car Company No. 1.
Inoperable.

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Brookville with a flathead V-8

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PostPosted: Fri Dec 19, 2008 7:24 am 
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when that vulcan was at the trolley museum i remember seeing it there, was hoping they were going to restore and run it. oh well. the other vulcan shop switcher, no.2 is just down the road from my moms house in lake winola. a guy rescued it from the scrap, painted it and has it in his yard. its a 12 ton but not center cab. i think i put pics of it up in one of these posts, ill have to go back through them and check.

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thats the one with "winola" spelt wrong or something, right?

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i think vulcan actually :roll:

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yea it said vulcon 2. but now he repainted it again. now its green and white.

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VULCAN 10-Ton G/M
Mt Pleasant RR Museum IA
36 inch gauge

Midwest Central Vulcan G/M 10T #101, Mt Pleasant RR Museum IA 1977, nee Frederick Snare#2, exx Superior Steel#5, ex Columbia Iron & Metal, blt 1935
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Good video of this unit can be seen here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mQWE7ICCNDo

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WHITCOMB LOCOMOTIVE
7-Ton
@ Rochelle Railroad Park, Ill

from www.rochellerailroadpark.org :
Whitcomb Locomotive
The 7 ton Whitcomb locomotive cost $3,100 in 1928 when it was purchased by Connor Brothers, Brooklyn, NY. At the timeWhitcomb workers received $25 per week for a 5 ½ day week. Over 500 of this size were built armor plated for switch work during World War I. The locomotive was restored and donated to a museum in St. Mary's PA, where they were going to re-gage it to "two foot" gage and run the locomotive at their railroad park. They decided to sell it to Rochelle and let it return to its hometown. Whitcomb locomotives were produced for over 40 years in Rochelle at what is today a pre-stressed concrete plant on east 5th Ave. Over 5,312 locomotives were built and shipped all over the world. In 1906 Whitcomb produced the first successful gasoline locomotive in the world and they were shipped to southern Illinois coal mines where they operated for two years before switching to electric engines. The firm later produced 2,054 diesel locomotives ending production in Rochelle in 1946. The firm also manufactured the Partin-Palmer automobile from 1915 to 1919 in Rochelle. The City has acquired a 1915 model that is on display in the City and Town Hall museum.


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ray thats a nice looking whitcomb...... all good lookin whitcombs are painted black :wink:

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Cute little VULCAN 4-Ton @

Fort Madison, Farmington & Western RR Museum, Donnellson, Iowa. Private RR museum, now closed.

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that vulcan is cool looking. they are my favorite of the ind. locomotives, they just have a neat look to them. does that one run?

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Chris wrote:
that vulcan is cool looking. they are my favorite of the ind. locomotives, they just have a neat look to them. does that one run?


When I was there in 2004 it was operable, not sure of the status now.


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nice posts, Ray.

thanks for adding to the collection!

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Ok well i have some pictures, i just dont know how to make it so it shows a picture, not a link when i post... help would be appreciated


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When you compose the message.

Click on the Button "IMG"

Paste in the link to the picture.

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