- Soo Line 2718
name=Soo Line 2718
American Locomotive Company
length="Engine only:" convert|46|ft|7+1/2|in|m|2|abbr=on;
"Engine & tender": convert|82|ft|6+3/4|in|m|2|abbr=on
locale=Wisconsin & Minnesota
National Railroad Museum
disposition=non-operational, on display
Soo Line 2718 is a Pacific class
4-6-2 steam locomotivethat was originally owned by the Minneapolis, St. Paul and Sault Ste. Marie Railway(“Soo Line”), but operated by their subsidiary, the Wisconsin Central Railway.
The 2718 was built in May, 1923 in
Schenectady, New York. It was one of six H-23 Pacific Class steam locomotives built for the Soo Line.
The 2718 was donated to the
National Railroad Museumin February 1958. The museum used it for a few years to move cars around the grounds. It also saw limited service pulling the museum train.
Other H-23 Class Locomotives
There were six H-23 class locomotives built in May 1923. Two of them are preserved.
*2718 - On display at the
National Railroad Museumin Green Bay, Wisconsin
*2719 - Preserved at Lake Superior Museum in
*2720 - Scrapped at United States Steel, July 19, 1951
*2721 - Scrapped at Purdy Company, November 13, 1950
*2722 - Scrapped at American Iron & Supply, December 28, 1954
*2723 - Scrapped at Purdy Company, November 13, 1950
* [http://www.nationalrrmuseum.org/ National Railroad Museum] Where the 2718 is on display.
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