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Schuylkill Valley
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Post by Schuylkill Valley »

Hi all,
I'm a volunteer at Steamtown. For many years WABASH RAILROAD NO. 132 has been painted in Lackawanna colors as No. 500 .
Here's the information about the 132.

Wabash Railroad 132
Norfolk and Western Railway 3132

Class: D-8 Model SW-8

Builder: Electro-Motive Division, General Motors Corporation, La Grange, Ill.
Date Built: February 1953
Builder's Number: 17593
Cylinders (diameter x stroke in inches): 8-1/2 x 10 (eight)
Diameter of Drive Wheels (in inches): 40
Tractive Effort (in lbs.): Horsepower: 800
Oil (in gallons): 600
Weight on Drivers (in lbs.): 232,100

On October 15, 1964, the Wabash Railroad merged with the New York, Chicago & St. Louis Railroad (the "Nickel Plate Road") and the Norfolk and Western Railway under the name of the latter. In the reorganized motive power roster of the Norfolk and Western, No. 132 is believed to have become No. 3132.

In 1987 it came to Scranton,PA., where the Steamtown Foundation repainted it in Lackawanna colors and gave it the number 500, a fictional number and color scheme for a locomotive that had no historic connection with the Delaware, Lackawanna & Western Railroad.

No. 132 sits out of service with a crack in the engine block.


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