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Electric Locomotives

TMER&L 1920 Milwaukee Electric Railway & Light L3
TMER&L 1920
Milwaukee Electric Railway & Light L3
Description:Steeplecab freight locomotive

Equipment Information

Milwaukee Electric L3 is an electric locomotive built in the railroad’s Cold Spring Shops to haul freight trains on the Wisconsin interurban network. It is a “steeplecab,” with a cab in the center of the locomotive and sloping hoods on each side to provide good visibility in either direction for the engineer.

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Builder: TMER&L
Year Built: 1920
Length: 31ft 8in
Width: 8ft 8in
Height: 12ft 10in
Weight: 100000 lbs
Brakes: GE
Motors: 4 GE 207B
Control: M-C74F
Compressor: 2 CP-29A
Trucks: TMER&L M100AB
Description: Double End / Double Truck / Steeple Cab
Arrived: 1991
Condition: Complete / unrestored / not operational

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Ownership History
1920-1938 – The Milwaukee Electric Railway & Light Company
1938-1963 – The Milwaukee Electric Railway & Transport Company
1963-1972 – Wisconsin Electric Power Company
1972-1988 – The Wisconsin Electric Railway Historical Society, East Troy, WI
1988-1991 – Privately owned, East Troy, WI
1991-present – Illinois Railway Museum, Union, IL

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