Help locating 1870 steam locomotive

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Help locating 1870 steam locomotive

Postby gathany » Fri Mar 09, 2012 10:08 pm

Trying to get info on an 1870 narrow gage locomotive, last known location was Space City USA, a theme park under construction in Huntsville, AL in the mid 1960's. Apparently the locomotive and five cars were auctioned off in 1967. The Hutsville TImes newspaper is doing a story on Space City USA and we are trying to find out what happened to the train. Any help or info would be greatly appreciated. Photos of locomotive are located at: http://bit.ly/wqWB0r
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Re: Help locating 1870 steam locomotive

Postby Pat Fahey » Mon Mar 12, 2012 11:43 am

Hi

On Steamlocomotive Information , I did find an engine which was built by Crown Locomotive Works in 1967 , she is # 3 the same as your picture going to upload photo , if this is the same loco she is located in Huntsville, Al at the Depot . I would suggest that you go to Steamlocomotive.com / information and check it out . Pat
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Re: Help locating 1870 steam locomotive

Postby RussNelson » Mon Mar 12, 2012 2:04 pm

An American-class 4-4-0 locomotive built in 1967?? Waaaaait, I'll bet you meant 1867, didn't you?
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Re: Help locating 1870 steam locomotive

Postby scottychaos » Mon Mar 12, 2012 3:17 pm

RussNelson wrote:An American-class 4-4-0 locomotive built in 1967?? Waaaaait, I'll bet you meant 1867, didn't you?


nope, he meant 1967! ;)
its a 36" gauge "park locomotive" built by Crown Metal Products in 1967:
http://www.trainweb.org/crownmetalproducts/roster.html

If its the same loco Bob is looking for, she is at the "depot museum" in Huntsville, AL:
http://jowens.rrpicturearchives.net/sho ... id=2165774

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Re: Help locating 1870 steam locomotive

Postby Pat Fahey » Tue Mar 13, 2012 10:18 am

HI

Thank you the engine was built in 1967 by Crown Locomotive Works . Pat
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