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Steam Engines

Baldwin 1926 Public Service 7
Baldwin 1926
Public Service 7
Description:0-6-0T Switcher

Equipment Information

Public Service 7 was the first steam engine ever acquired by IRM. It is a tank engine, meaning it carries coal and water in tanks attached to the locomotive rather than in a separate tender. It was built for hauling cars around the power generating station in Waukegan, IL.

Builder: Baldwin Locomotive Works
Year Built: 1926
Builder Number: 59309
Wheel Arrangement: 0-6-0T
Length: 33ft 7in
Width: 10ft 7in
Height: 15ft
Weight: 100000 lbs
Brakes: 6ET
Tractive Effort: 30100 lbs
Cylinders: 19×24
Boiler Pressure: 180 psi
Drivers: 44in
Description: Switcher
Arrived: 1961
Condition: Complete / cosmetically restored / not operational

Ownership History
1926-1961 – Public Service Company of Northern Illinois #7
1961-present – Illinois Railway Museum, Union, IL