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The LaSalle and Bureau County Railroad Company - Locomotives

The LaSalle and Bureau County Railroad Company - Locomotives

The LS&BC was known for its small fleet of Baldwin switchers.  All three (#6, #8, #9) were painted in black with varying schemes of white stripes over the years.  Locomotive #9 was famous (or infamous) for being repainted purple in late 1981 (or "permanganate", because it's the same color as the chemical compound Potassium Permanganate, the primary product of Carus Chemical Company, the owners and only shipper on the LS&BC at that time).  

Number

Model

Build Number

Build Date

Notes

6

VO-660

72828

January 1946

Bought new by LS&BC, sold to ??? in 1968

8

S-8

75429

October 1951

Bought new by LS&BC, sold to ??? in ???

9

VO-1000

71525

November 1945

Originally US Navy #36, bought by LS&BC in 1968, sold to Transkentucky Transportation Railroad in 1986, stored non-operable in Paris, KY as of 2004

 


LS&BC Baldwin VO660 #6 LaSalle, IL 1946 Photo by Ted Schnepf
 
 


LS&BC Baldwin S8 #8 Photo by Paul Hunnell
 


LS&BC Baldwin VO1000 #9, LaSalle, IL 1971 Photo by Harold Vollrath
 
 


LS&BC Baldwin VO1000 #9 in the purple scheme Photo found on alt.binary.rail

   

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