Wednesday, June 15, 2011

New Locomotive for the Utah State Railroad Museum

May 21st- restoration work was interrupeted by Union Pacific's local switch crew bringing an exciting load- a new locomotive for the museum.

The local Cargill grain elevator replaced their SW1 with a Trackmobile a few months ago, and donated the old locomotive to the Union Station Foundation, operators of the museum. Pictures of the locomotive can be found here:

Golden Spike R&LHS USRRM locomotives page

Cargill, as part of the donation, generously agreed to repaint and repair the locomotive. Sanding was completed by June 4th.

As an interesting side note, the locomotive is one of the first SW1s to be built, and in fact predates the official SW1 classification as it was built as an NS1.

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