Keywords:American Locomotive Company, ALCO, ALCO 2-8-2, 2-8-2, Tank Locomotive, Hammond Lumber Co, No 17, HLC 17, Crosset Western Co, Mt Rainier Senic Railroad, MRSR, Elbe, WA.
Dimensions6000 x 3999
Original file size16.7 MB
Mt Rainier Senic Railroad's 1929 ALCO 2-8-2 No. 17 approaches the SR706 crossing on its way to Mineral for yet another steam excursion with 4 fully loaded cars of happy passengers. No 17 was originally built in 1929 for Crosset Western Company by American Locomotive Company (ALCO), before being passed onto the Hammond Lumber Company in 1942. It is fiting that the first two passenger cars were built for and operated by The Milwaukee Road as part of their Hiawatha passenger trains. The tracks that MRSR operates on are part of the old Milwaukee Road.