Steam Engines

Baldwin 1929 Grand Trunk Western 8380
Baldwin 1929
Grand Trunk Western 8380
Description:0-8-0 Switcher

Equipment Information

Grand Trunk Western 8380 is a large switching engine designed for use moving the larger and heavier freight cars that were coming into use in the 1920s. It was also used on freight and even passenger trains on occasion. In the 1950s it was retired and sold for scrapping but the scrap company instead used it, and several identical engines, for switching their facility. In this capacity it remained in use until 1980, one of the last steam engines in commercial use anywhere in North America.

Builder: Baldwin Locomotive Works
Year Built: 1929
Builder Number: 61011
Wheel Arrangement: 0-8-0
Length: 68ft 3in
Width: 10ft 9in
Height: 15ft 3in
Weight: 215150 lbs
Brakes: 6ET
Tractive Effort: 49691 lbs
Cylinders: 22×28
Boiler Pressure: 220 psi
Drivers: 51in
Description: Switcher / Class P-5-g
Arrived: 1980
Condition: Complete / unrestored / not operational

Ownership History
1929-1960 – Grand Trunk Western #8380
1960-1980 – Northwestern Steel & Wire #80
1980-present – Illinois Railway Museum, Union, IL

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