Steam Engines

Porter 1925 Coronet Phosphate 9
Porter 1925
Coronet Phosphate 9
Description:2-6-2T Prairie Tank

Equipment Information

Coronet Phosphate 9 is an unusual 2-6-2 Prairie tank engine, meaning it carries its coal and water in tanks attached to the locomotive rather than in a separate tender. Although this type was used on passenger trains in Britain, in America, Prairie tank engines were almost exclusively used by industrial lines and logging railroads like Coronet Phosphate.

Coronet Phosphate 9 Details

Builder: Porter
Year Built: 1925
Builder Number: 6992
Wheel Arrangement: 2-6-2T
Length: 34ft 6in
Width: 10ft 8in
Height: 13ft 3in
Weight: 130000 lbs
Brakes: ??
Tractive Effort: 24680 lbs
Cylinders: 17×24
Boiler Pressure: 180 psi
Drivers: 43in
Description: Prairie Tank Engine
Arrived: 2008
Condition: Complete / unrestored / not operational

Coronet Phosphate 9 Ownership History

1925-1953 – Coronet Phosphate #9
1953-1964 – Smith-Douglas #9
1964-1968 – Borden #9
1968-2008 – Privately owned, Monee, IL
2008-present – Illinois Railway Museum, Union, IL

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