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Thomas The Tank Engine Pulls Socially Distanced Excursion!
Captured by Big Jim Videos, the Strasburg Railroad Locomotive # 31 was all dressed up at Thomas The Tank Engine for the this celebration in Strasburg, Pennsylvania.
Originally built as for the Grand Trunk Railway as number #118. It was later renumbered again to #1708 when Grand Trunk Railway merged with the Canadian National Railway. The Baldwin locomotive was known as a “Switcher” type steam locomotive and utilized a 0-6-0 wheel arrangement.
After her retirement in the 1958 as a shop switcher engine in Stratford, Ontario, the Baldwin Locomotive was acquired by the Strasburg Railroad and renumbered #31.
Some Quick Facts about Baldwin #31
- Rail Line: Strasburg Rail Road
- Train Name: Locomotive #31 as Thomas The Tank Engine
- Power type: Coal
- Year Built: 1908
- Wheel Configuration: 0-6-0
- Weight: 153,400 lbs
Let us know if you have ever had the opportunity ride the Strasburg Railroad first hand. We would love to hear from you!