BLACK RIVER & WESTERN #60b

EXPERIENCE THE GOLDEN AGE OF STEAM 

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#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.

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 

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#60 pulls a BRW passenger train south of Ringoes station in the late 1960's. 

Photographer unknown.

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.

Want to join the team? Click here to join the Black River Railroad Historical Trust.

Crossing Copper Hill Trestle in 2021.

Photographer: Brian Exley 

2021 STEAM SCHEDULE

November 20: Santa Express
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November 27: Santa Express
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December 4: Santa Express

DECEMBER 5: SANTA EXPRESS
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