BLACK RIVER & WESTERN #60b
EXPERIENCE THE GOLDEN AGE OF STEAM
#60 is a 2-8-0 "consolidation" type locomotive BUILT IN august of 1937 BY THE AMERICAN LOCOMOTIVE COMPANY (ALCo) in SCHENECTADY, NY FOR THE GREAT WESTERN RAILROAD IN COLORADO. AFTER HAULING SUGAR BEeTS FOR 25 YEARS, #60 RETURNED BACK EAST TO POWER TOURIST RAILROAD EXCURSIONS ON THE NEWLY FORMED BLACK RIVER & WESTERN RAILROAD. since then, #60 HAS BEEN A FIXTURE IN THE HUNTERDON COUNTY COMMUNITY.
ALCO builder's photo from 1937.
Wheel arrangement: 2-8-0
BOILER PRESSURE: 200 psi
driver diameter: 51"
weight: 161,000 lbs
tractive effort: 31,290 lbs
VALVE GEAR: walschaerts
#60 pulls a BRW passenger train south of Ringoes station in the late 1960's.
Today, #60 continues to power BR&W passengers trains just as it did over 50 years ago. The Steam Team works hard to keep #60 operating so she may continue to be a fixture of our community and pull BR&W trains.
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The crew posing in front of #60 in 2022.
Photographer: Dan Drennen