EBT Herald EBT Locomotive Roster: 3rd 6

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Number: 3rd 6
Name: none
Date Built: 1/1907Date Purchased: 1907Date Sold: 1975
Line Built for: East Broad TopDisposition: Unserviceable
Builder: BaldwinModel: Serial Number: 30046
Style: coal fired steamType: SwitcherWheel Arrangement: 0-6-0
Track Gauge: Std.Tractive Effort: 19,600Engine Power: 160 psi
Valve Gear/Transmission: StevensonDriver Size: 48"Cylinder Bore: 17X24
Weight: 84,200Engine Weight: Adhesive Weight:
Grate: Fuel Capy.: Water Capy.:
Published Photos: EBT 76

Third #6 was built for the EBT in 1907 to replace the previous secondhand second #6. She operated as the only standard gauge shifter between the time second #2 was sold and third #3 was bought to assist her. Since then she acted as backup to #3, running when she was being overhauled. Especially in the later years of the common carrier operations #6 was underpowred for the jobs assigned to her, frequently slipping ans sliding her way thought the maze of switches in the Moun Union Yard.

At the ned of operations she was sealed up in the Mount Union Enginehouse with #3 until being sold to the Whitewater Valley Railroad in Indiana in 1975. The reported sale price was $10,000. She was operated there for several years until an overhaul about 1980. While being rebuilt for more service, Indanna chaged their boiler laws outlawing #6's type of lap-seam boiler. That law was later recinded, but #6 has remained in pieces owing to other problems, reportedly in the frame connecting rods. The locmotive remains in pieces, but restorable. The boiler might be able to leagally operate in Pennsylvania if the locomotive cold be returned home. Number floated for her return to operation are $75,000.

The Whitewater Vally has expressed an interest in selling the loco and the Railroad Museum of Pennsylvania an interest to buy her, so she may yet come home for a cosmetic restoration.


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