Tuesday, November 15, 2005

"Two giant cranes lower a Baldwin steam locomotive weighing 418,000 pounds to the tracks Monday on the Tacoma Tideflats."

Reading 2100 Locomotive

Built: 1923 by the Baldwin Co.; rebuilt in 1945 for the Reading Railroad

Weight: 950 tons when ready to run

Water: 20,000 gallons in main tender, another 23,000 in auxiliary tender

Fuel oil to fire boiler: 5,000 gallons

Last home: Elgin County Railway Museum, Saint Thomas, Ontario

Former owner: Richard Kughn of the Lionel model train company. Kughn reportedly sank $1 million into the 2100 before donating it to an Ohio railroad.


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