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WCR 1518 - 95 Ton Switcher

Number

Type

Description

Built

Previous Owners

Date Acquired

Acquired From

WCR 1518

Diesel-Electric

GEX 3747
Built for Electro Metallurgical Company
Req. N-70436

95 Ton Diesel-Electric Locomotive

CLASS B-B-190/190-4GE747
Serial No. 32518
660 hp Switcher

Last unit built of this series

Number of units built - 47

August 1956

Electro Metallurgical 18

L-Tec Welding 18

Praxair

October 2008

Praxair Inc.

The acquisition and shipping of #18 was project managed by Carson Wiebe

Production Roster - by Alphabetical Listing - by Serial Number Listing

Electro Metallurgical Co. Niagara Falls, N.Y.
Cover sheet from original General Electric Renewal-Parts Catalog
L-Tec Welding #18
Pre Acquisition Pictures, May 2008 (Niagara Falls, New York)

Loading Pictures, February 2009 (Niagara Falls, New York)

Shipping Information

Unloading Pictures, March 19th, 2009 (Via Station, Kitchener, Ontario)

Acknowledgements

Newspaper Coverage

The Restoration

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Unfortunately in 2014, the board of directors decided that they were not up to the task of restoring this rare locomotive and decided to scrap her.

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