Illinois Central 2-6-0 No. ??

  Illinois Central 2-6-0 locomotive  

When the Illinois Central Railroad first received this 2-6-0 locomotive from the Brooks Locomotives Works it was No. 560. In 1937 it was renumbered and became 3719. It was renumbered again in 1946 to No. 3706. Why the tender is numbered 3039 when on display at Steamtown in Bellows Falls, VT remains a mystery to me. This locomotive also operated on the Bevier Southern, where it was No. 109 and/or 16. This locomotive is currently on display at the Illinois Railway Museum.

Robert West helped me with the identity and numbering of this locomotive. Visit his Illinois Railway Museum page

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