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GE Evolution 12cyl "GEVO" Locomotives have a 4 stoke diesel engine and have been designed to be more efficient and more emission friendly than previous models. Evolution Series locomotives are equipped with either AC or DC traction motors, depending on the customer's preference, though admittedly there is little sound difference if any between the two.

All early GEVOs were delivered with the Nathan Airchime K5HL air horn. Later GEVOs started to recieve a slightly different K5HLL horn. Most if more…

#491 D&RGW BLW 2-8-2 K-37 N XL L M4

The Denver and Rio Grande Western K-37 is a class of 2-8-2 "Mikado" type narrow-gauge steam locomotives built by the D&RGW Burnham Shops. They were made by converting 10 standard gauge C-41 Consolidation locomotives onto new narrow gauge frames.

The locomotives are of outside-frame design, with the driving wheels placed between the two chassis frames which support the boiler, but with the cylinders, driving rods, counterweights and valve gear on the outside. This general arrangement is shared more…

ALCO 12-251C3 Ed2 N XL L M4

The ALCO 251 prime mover was the most popular and abundant prime mover ever made by the company. While it proved to be quite successful, it sadly outlived its original manufacturer, ALCO who closed their doors in 1969. The 251 prime mover is actually still available to purchase today from Fairbanks Morse for use in Marine, Generator, and locomotive uses.

The 2000 horsepower 12cyl version of the 251C could be found in the following locomotives:

M420W, M420B, M420R, M420TR, HR-412, M424, RS-32, more…

#734 WM BLW 2-8-0 N XL L M4

Western Maryland Scenic Railroad No. 734, also known as Mountain Thunder, is an SC-1 class 2-8-0 “Consolidation” type steam locomotive originally built by the Baldwin Locomotive Works in 1916 for the Lake Superior and Ishpeming Railroad (LS&I) as No. 18. It was renumbered to 34 in 1925. No. 34 was used to pull heavy iron ore trains for the LS&I, until it was retired in 1961. The locomotive was subsequently sold to the Marquette and Huron Mountain Railroad, where it was stored in a sideline more…

N&W Class Y6B 2-8-8-2 N XL L M4

The Norfolk and Western Class Y6b was a class of 2-8-8-2 Mallets built between 1948-1952 with a total of 30 examples built for the Norfolk and Western Railway.

The Y6b was known as the workhorse of the Norfolk and Western Railway and the epitome of the compound mallet development design.

They were an improvement of the previous Y6a class with the only difference between the Y6as and the Y6bs was that the Y6bs were longer than the Y6as, had a larger firebox and had a greater tractive effort. more…

#765 NKP Berkshire 2-8-4 N XL L M4

Nickel Plate Road 765 is a class "S-2" 2-8-4 "Berkshire" type steam locomotive built for the New York, Chicago & St. Louis Railroad, commonly referred to as the "Nickel Plate Road". In 1963, No. 765, renumbered as 767, was donated to the city of Fort Wayne, Indiana, where it sat on display at the Lawton Park, while the real No. 767 was scrapped in Chicago in 1964.

In the early 1970s, the newly formed Fort Wayne Railroad Historical Society (FWRHS) restored No. 765 and operate it in main line more…

#165 WP ALCO 0-6-0 N XL L M4

Western Pacific 165 is an 0-6-0 switching locomotive built by the Schenectady Works of the American Locomotive Company. This engine was used at many of the WP's rail yards, including Stockton, Sacramento and Portola. It was built in November, 1919, for the United Verde Copper Company of Jerome, Arizona, as their number 87. On September 17, 1927, the 165 and three sister UVCC engines were sold to the WP and become the road's S-34 class, numbered 163-166.

These burly switchers supplemented WP's more…

#463 C&T BLW 2-8-2 K-27 N XL L M4

The Denver and Rio Grande Western K-27 is a class of 3 ft narrow gauge 2-8-2 "Mikado" type steam locomotives built for the Denver and Rio Grande Railroad by the Baldwin Locomotive Works in 1903. Known by their nickname "Mudhens," they were the first and the most numerous of the four K classes of Rio Grande narrow gauge engines to be built. Of the original fleet of locomotives, two survive to this day and operate on heritage railways in the United States.

Fifteen locomotives were built, more…

#346 DRGW C-19 BLW 2-8-0 N XL L M4

Recorded from D&RGW #346
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The history of the Class 70/74/C-19 locomotives is confusing at best. All built as narrow gauge consolidations in 1881, some were converted to standard gauge at the end of that decade (1889). Eleven years later, in 1900, they were all switched back to narrow more…

#110 LRR BLW 4-6-2 N XL L M4

Recorded from Little River Railroad 110 in Coldwater, MI.
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Number 110 was the flagship stem locomotive of the Little River Railroad. It was special ordered by Colonel W. B. Townsend, so as to combine the power of a logging (Shay) locomotive with the speed of a traditional passenger train locomotive. It was more…