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CandNW 1385

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Power type  Steam
Build date  March 1907
UIC class  2′C h2
Serial number  42187
Configuration  4-6-0
Added to NRHP  18 May 2000
C&NW 1385 CampNW 1385 Steam Status MidContinent Railway Museum
Gauge  4 ft 8 ⁄2 in (1,435 mm)
Builder  American Locomotive Company
Operator  Chicago and North Western Transportation Company

Chicago & North Western 1385 is a standard gauge 4-6-0, Ten Wheeler type, steam railway locomotive built by the American Locomotive Company for the Chicago & North Western Railway (C&NW) in March 1907. It was one of 325 similar locomotives purchased by the railroad from 1901 to 1908 and designated the R-1 class. C&NW owned more R-1s than any other steam locomotive class.

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Although principally used for fast freight, the R-1 class also was used for slower passenger service and occasional switching over the North Western's extensive system, which at its peak extended through nine states from Illinois to Wyoming. When new, it was large, modern power, and required strengthening and enlarging turntables, engine houses, and bridges wherever used.

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#1385 was retired in 1956 and purchased by the Historical Society of Milwaukee in 1961 for $2600. The society purchased an abandoned line in North Freedom, Wisconsin, from the C&NW in 1963, moved #1385 there and the society changed its name to Mid-Continent Railway Museum.

C&NW 1385 Railroad amp Locomotive Preservation

The locomotive was in service for most of the 1980s and 1990s, doing excursions over large parts of the C&NW system, but was shopped for major boiler work in 1998. That work is not yet complete.

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#1385 was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 2000 as Steam Locomotive #1385.

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C&NW 1385 Chicago amp North Western 1385 MidContinent Railway Museum

References

C&NW 1385 Wikipedia


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