Indiana
Steam Locomotives by City


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Updated 12/6/00

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surviving steam locomotives in Indiana by Wes Barris


All photos taken in 1998 by Richard Jenkins unless otherwise noted

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Connersville
Florida Saw Mill Company 100
The Whitewater Valley Railroad is a non-profit organization dedicated to preserving 20 miles of the former New York Central Whitewater Branch,  based in Connersville, Indiana.   Although they currently use first-generation diesels to pull the trains,  there are several steam locomotives stored in their Connersville yard.   This ex-Florida Saw Mill Company 2-6-2 was their last working steamer.   She was taken out of service due to boiler problems,  and a major overhaul was begun.   A brand new boiler was delivered in 1995,  but the company that was contracted to build the boiler did not build it properly or provide proper docuentation,  leading to a number of regulatory complications that must be resolved before the engine can steam again.   Between modifying the new boiler and other work needed on the running gear,  the restoration will be expensive to complete.   The locomotive is also considered too small for the current Whitewater Valley operation,  and the money might be better spent acquiring and restoring a larger locomotive such as a 2-8-0 or 2-8-2 instead.   Photo by Richard Jenkins,  October 1998.   Updated information provided by David Farlow.

East Broad Top 6
East Broad Top 0-6-0 no. 6 is one of two surviving standard gauge switch engines from the famous Pennsylvania narrow gauge line.   She was originally equipped with two sets of couplers to switch cars of both gauges in the dual gauge Mt. Union, PA interchange yard.   Eventually she came to Indiana to work on the Whitewater Valley Railroad.   She has been out of service for a number of years now,  and the Whitewater Valley is looking for a new home for the locomotive.   Ideally they would like to trade her for an engine that has historical connections with Indiana,  or sell her to a preservation group in Pennsylvania where her own roots are.   Unfortunately,  her firebox is in bad shape,  and she has a lap seam boiler which makes her a poor candidate for restoration to steam.   However,  a new cab has been built and is stored indoors,  and the locomotive is otherwise pretty much complete,  so a cosmetic restoration should be feasible.   Photo by Richard Jenkins,  October 1998.   Updated information provided by David Farlow.

SW Portland Cement 11
This 0-4-0T was previously located in Fairborn, Ohio, and was just days away from being cut up when she was rescued by the Whitewater Valley Railroad.   Although this locomotive is not planned for restoration to steam due to her small size,  she has been stabilized by Whitewater Valley volunteers.   Asbestos lagging has been removed and the boiler shell painted.   The saddle tank is visible on the left,  beside the locomotive.   Photo by Richard Jenkins,  October 1998.   Updated information provided by David Farlow.

Santee River 3
This small Heisler is privately owned,  and is stored in the Connersville yard behind East Broad Top 0-6-0 no. 6.


Elkhart
New York Central 3001
While the New York Central scrapped all of their famous Hudsons and Niagaras,  two of their Mohawks (NYC's own name for the 4-8-2 or "Mountain" type) were spared the torch.   This one,  no. 3001,  was actually rescued by the Texas & Pacific,  after the last of their own 4-8-2's was scrapped.   Eventually,  however,  she ended up back in New York Central territory,  at the National NYC Railroad Museum in Elkhart, Indiana.   Also at the museum is one of the Pennsylvania Railroad's GG1 electrics,  painted in Penn Central colors to represent the shared fate of the former rival roads.   Showing her strong family resemblance to the sadly missed NYC Hudsons,  Mohawk no. 3001 is shown here in June, 1997.   Wouldn't it be great to see her thundering along the Water Level Route again someday?


Gary
Elgin, Joliet & Eastern 765  (Duluth, Missabe & Iron Range 1330)
Elgin, Joliet & Eastern 765 is on display across the street from City Hall,  on the corner of routes 20 and 53,  in Gary, Indiana.   Built for the EJ&E,  this engine spent the latter half of her career on the Duluth, Missabe & Iron Range as their no. 1330.   She is now the last surviving DM&IR Mikado.   After retirement the engine returned to her EJ&E identity for display in Gary.   She is shown here in October, 1998.