No. 9 ALCO 0-6-0 Switcher Steam Engine

No. 9 ALCO 0-6-0 Switcher Steam Engine

 

Built in 1923 by Montreal Locomotive Works for the Essex Terminal Railway of Windsor. No. 9 worked a 23 shoreline until its retirement in 1962. As one of the last steam locomotives in regular service, Essex Terminal Railway decided to save the locomotive for preservation.

In 1986, Essex Terminal Railway Locomotive No. 9 was chosen for restoration. As it is one of few restorable railway locomotives in North America.

On October 2 1997, No. 9 was steamed up and moved on its own power for the first time since 1962. Over 50,000 volunteer hours went into bringing back No. 9 to operational order.

Today, No. 9 is still operational and runs on long weekends.

NUMBER ETR No. 9
TYPE Steam
DESCRIPTION Standard 0-6-0 Alco Switcher Model S146
BUILT American Locomotive Company – Montreal Works February 1923 Rebuilt 2012
PREVIOUS ROAD Essex Terminal Railway No 9
DATE ACQUIRED Leased April 1986 Ownership transferred to SOLRS October 2001
ACQUIRED FROM Essex Terminal Railway
WEIGHT OF ENGINE IN RUNNING ORDER 146,100 lb.
WEIGHT OF TENDER IN RUNNING ORDER 98,900 lb.
WEIGHT OF ENGINE AND TENDER IN RUNNING ORDER 245,000 lb.
WEIGHT OF ENGINE EMPTY 132,650 lb.
WEIGHT OF TENDER EMPTY 45,400 lb.
WEIGHT OF ENGINE AND TENDER EMPTY 178,050 lb.
TRACTIVE POWER, MAXIMUM 31,800
FUEL CAPACITY 8 Tons
WATER CAPACITY 4,500 US Gallons
LENGTH OVER ALL, ENGINE AND TENDER 57′-10 3/8″
EXTREME WIDTH 10′-4 3/4″
EXTREME HEIGHT 14′-3 1/2″
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March 16, 2016