EBT Herald EBT Locomotive Roster: 'Dumbo (informal)'

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Number: none
Name: Dumbo (informal)
Date Built: Date Purchased: 1992Date Sold: none
Line Built for: Disposition: Unserviceable
Builder: DavenportModel: Serial Number:
Style: dieselType: SwitcherWheel Arrangement: B
Track Gauge: 3'Tractive Effort: Engine Power:
Valve Gear/Transmission: Driver Size: Cylinder Bore:
Weight: ~50 tonEngine Weight: Adhesive Weight:
Grate: Fuel Capy.: Water Capy.:

This double-ended diesel-hydraulic locomotive resides in the Car Shop and may have been acquired at the same time as M-5 or M-6. She is identified as being from the US Steel Clairton Works #21. The US Steel Clairton Works is a coke plant about 20 miles south of Pittsburgh. The unit has a very short cab about 3' high, the window of which is covered with corragated steel. It is a dual engine unit with only two axles.

Due to that heavy weight on only two axles and the tiny cab, this unit is highly unlikely to ever run at the EBT.

A sister Clairton Works locomorive to this one was reatured in an H. K. Porter catalog of 1943. It describes #14 as such: "50-ton 36" gauge DIESEL-ELECTRIC LOCOMOTIVE powered with two 160 H. P. Diesel engines, for use at a steel plant." Although from a differnt manufacturer than #21, it has the same peculiar cab arrangement.

Photo from Robert E. Rathke collection. US Steel Clairton Works


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