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STEAM LOCOMOTIVE #60

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Steam locomotive #60 was constructed in 1937 by the American Locomotive Company (ALCo) in Schenectady, NY. It is known as a "2-8-0" or "Consolidation" type locomotive. It was sent to the Great Western Railroad (GW) in Loveland, Colorado to primarily haul sugar beets. Despite being the newest and last steam locomotive purchased by the GW, it was only used occasionally. 

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Locomotive #60 was purchased by the Black River & Western Railroad (BRW) in 1964 after searching for a suitable locomotive to power tourist passenger trains. #60 officially entered service on the BRW in May of 1965.

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specifications

Wheel arrangement: 2-8-0

fuel: coal

BOILER PRESSURE: 200 psi

driver diameter: 51"

weight: 161,000 lbs

tractive effort: 31,290 lbs

VALVE GEAR: walschaerts 

Locomotive #60 has been the primary motive power on BRW trains since 1965. It is maintained by a staff of volunteers who dedicate their time and efforts to ensure it operates for future generations.

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