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|
|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″|