Electric Locomotives

TMER&L 1931 Wisconsin Electric Power L7
TMER&L 1931
Wisconsin Electric Power L7
Description:Steeplecab freight locomotive

Equipment Information

Wisconsin Electric Power L7 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. At the end of its service life it was used to switch coal hoppers around the power plant at Port Washington, Wisconsin.

Wisconsin Electric Power L7 Details

Builder: TMER&L
Year Built: 1931
Length: 31ft 8in
Width: 8ft 8in
Height: 14ft 11in
Weight: 74140 lbs
Brakes: AMM
Motors: 4 GE 205C
Control: K34D
Compressor: CP-19B
Trucks: MCB
Description: Double End / Double Truck / Steeple Cab
Arrived: 1988
Condition: Complete / restored / not operational

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WEPCO L7 Ownership History

1920-1938 – The Milwaukee Electric Railway & Light Company #L7
1938-1963 – The Milwaukee Electric Railway & Transport Company #L7
1963-1972 – Wisconsin Electric Power Company #L7
1972-1988 – The Wisconsin Electric Railway Historical Society, East Troy, WI
1988-present – Illinois Railway Museum, Union, IL

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