HDR Rides: The World of Transportation in High Dynamic Range : Photo Keywords : railroad : <font size="+1"><b>1926 Baldwin Locomotive Works 2-8-0</font></b>
This restored Baldwin steamer is on display at the <a href="http://www.nctrans.org/" rel="nofollow">NC Transportation Museum</a> in Spencer, NC.
<b><i>A little history from the museum web site:</i></b>
BC&G #4 --- The locomotive was built by the Baldwin Locomotive Works in September 1926. This 2-8-0 Consolidation type locomotive was built for the National Railway of Mexico as oil burner number 200, but never delivered. Instead, it was converted to coal firing and sold to the Buffalo Creek and Gauley Railroad in West Virginia as number 4. In 1964, the locomotive was sold to the Quakertown and Eastern, a tourist line in Pennsylvania. They later sold the number 4 to the Southwest Virginia Scenic Railroad in Hilton, VA. The NCTHC bought the locomotive in 1978, which was restored to operating condition in 1987 by retired Southern Railway employees who volunteered at the museum. The 604 was numbered after similar class locomotives on the Southern, and is used to pull the on-site train ride. This locomotive is currently awaiting a mechanical overhaul and is not in service.