• Rio Grande Scenic Railroad 2-8-0 No. 18 Sold

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Discussion of steam locomotives from all manufacturers and railroads

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  by Jeff Smith
 
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BOYERTOWN, Pa. — In cooperation with the Maguire Family Foundation, tourist line Colebrookdale Railroad announced on March 27 that it has acquired former Rio Grande Scenic Railroad 2-8-0 No. 18. The engine was built for the Lake Superior & Ishpeming in Upper Michigan by Alco (Pittsburgh) in 1910. The acquisition comes after the railroad said earlier in the week it planned to launch a steam program this year, and is seeking funds to support the effort.

The 95-ton locomotive was purchased through equipment dealer Ozark Mountain Railcar, which is handling the liquidation of locomotives and rolling stock from the bankrupt Iowa Pacific Holdings. ...
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