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The following B&W photographs were sent to me by Larry Bohn of Manitowoc, Wisconsin.

Except for the William Crooks and #831, all were taken in the early morning of May 13, 1951 at Hibbing, MN at the Kelly Lake servicing yard.

Wmcrooks.jpg (41617 bytes)

Notes from the photographer: "This shot of the William Crooks is from a GN publicity photo, originally taken in 1940 when it was dressed up to go to the New York World's Fair."

Engine stats: 4-4-0 built 1861 by Smith & Jackson, retired in September 1897. Refurbished 1908 at Jackson Street shops for exhibition purposes. Placed on exhibition at St. Paul Union Depot June 28, 1954. Donated to
Minnesota Historical Society on June 28, 1962.

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Notes from the photographer: "831 was taken at the Superior shops in the summer of 1957."

Engine stats: C-1 class, built October 1918 Baldwin Locomotive Works, 0-8-0, 26"x28" cylinders, 55" drivers, 210 psi boiler pressure (200 psi working), 232,600 lbs total engine weight, 232,600 weight on drivers, 58,500 lbs of tractive effort. Retired May 1958, scrapped 1962.

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Notes from the photographer: "1230 is an F-8 and is unusual as it has a slide valve and Walschaert valve gear which isn't a very common situation."

Engine stats: F-8 class, built November 1907 Baldwin Locomotive Works, 2-8-0, 20"x32" cylinders, 55" drivers, 210 psi boiler pressure, 195,000 lbs total engine weight, 180,000 weight on drivers, 41,540 lbs of tractive effort. Scrapped 1954.

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Notes from the photographer: "Even though #1450 exudes warmth on this early (chilly) morning shot, the photo is slightly blurred as I was shivering so much I couldn't hold the camera steady."

Engine stats: H-4 class, built May 1909 Baldwin Locomotive Works, 4-6-2, 23.5"x30" cylinders, 73" drivers, 210 psi boiler pressure (185 psi working pressure), 235,750 lbs total engine weight, 152,200 weight on drivers, 35,690 lbs of tractive effort. Sold for scrap July 16, 1953

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Notes from the photographer: "#1980 is in storage at Kelly Lake. Stored engines aren't too interesting but the 2-6-8-0 was used only by GN (other than a couple tried by B&O)."

Engine stats: Originally M-1 class, built August 1910 Baldwin Locomotive Works, 2-6-8-0, rebuilt Superior shops February 12, 1927, 2-6-8-0, 22"x32" (front) and 23.5"x32" (rear) cylinders, 55" drivers, 210 psi boiler pressure, 403,000 lbs total engine weight, 384,000 weight on drivers, 95,500 lbs of tractive effort. Sold for scrap, Duluth Iron & Metal, September 29, 1949.

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Notes from the photographer: "2024 was turning on the wye at Kelly Lake at 6:35 am. The sun angle wasn't good on the wye but that was beyond my control."

Engine stats in final configuration: N-3 class, rebuilt February 10, 1940, Superior shops, 2-8-8-0, 22"x32" cylinders (both sets), 63" drivers, 300 psi boiler pressure, 489,200 lbs total engine weight, 459,300 weight on drivers, 118,400 lbs of tractive effort. Retired September 1955 and sold for scrap October 7, 1955.

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Notes from the photographer: "The Sellers Exhaust Steam Injector was not used to a great extent on most railroads and when it was, it was usually mounted on the fireman's side. Both the #3129 and H-4 #1450 have it mounted on the engineer's side (slightly behind the rear driver about axle height)."

Engine stats: O-1 class, built August 1918 Baldwin Locomotive Works, 2-8-2, 28"x32" cylinders, 63" drivers, 210 psi boiler pressure (180 psi operating), 306,000 lbs total engine weight, 229,000 weight on drivers, 60,930 lbs of tractive effort. Retired March 1958 and scrapped 1962.

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Notes from the photographer: "This is a Class O-3, a relatively rare USRA Heavy Mike with GN additions such as slant front cab and New York air pumps on the smoke box front."

Engine stats: O-3 class, built March 1919, Alco-Schenectady, 2-8-2, 27"x32" cylinders, 63" drivers, 200 psi boiler pressure (190 psi working), 320,000 lbs total engine weight, 239,000 weight on drivers, 59,800 lbs of tractive effort. Scrapped April 1955.