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Dominion Coal Company

Sydney & Louisburg
Cumberland Railway & Coal Co. (sub. of S&L)

Old Sydney Collieries

S&L 15 2-6-0 Cyl. 19" x 26" Drv. 50" t.e. 28,750 weight 116 tons. Built 1911 Bud Laws Collection

Old Sydney Collieries 30 (acq. 1952 ex D&TSL 113) One of four 0-8-0's acquired for OSC.
Cyl. 24" x 28" Drv. 51" Press. 200 lbs. t.e. 45,200 Alco 1927.

Two views of Chicago & Illinois Midland 547 before being acquired.
Note: Four acquired 1955-56 as follows: 541, 545 CR&C; 546 S&L; 547 OSC 33.

Cleaning ashpans. Two photos: Springfield, IL 9/10/1955 John Dziobko Jr.

OSC 33 acq. 1956 (ex C&IM 547) Lima 10/1926
Cyl. 25" x 28" Drv. 52" Press. 190 lbs. t.e. 54,300 Eng. Wt. 111 tons.

S&L 45 2-6-4T rebuilt 1949 into 2-6-0 with tender. Old Time Trains Archives

Cumberland Railway & Coal Co. 52 (ex Laurinburg & Southern) Brooks 65978 1924
George Harris/Mark A. Perry Collection

S&L 70 Old Time Trains Archives

70 with mixed train including a combine.

S&L 77 acq. 1941 (ex Cambria & Indiana 10) 2-8-2
Cyl. 22" x 28" drv. 57" press. 200 lbs. t.e. 41,000 Baldwin 1918 New boiler 1950.

S&L 81 one of two (80, 81) 0-6-0's ordered new MLW 3/1927 Cyl. 19" x 26" Drv. 50" Press. 180 lbs. t.e. 28,750
Sydney 7/21/1960 T.C.Cherry/Bud Laws Collection

S&L 84 0-8-0 switching a cut of, what else, hoppers! Acq. 1953 (ex D&TSL 106).
Cyl. 24" x 28" Drv. 51" Press. 200 lbs. t.e. 45,000 Schenectady 1918

S&L 87 0-8-0 (acq, 1952) Cyl. 25" x 28" Drv. 52" Press 200 lbs weight 217 tons.
ex C&IM 546 nee Manufacturers 102. Baldwin 1929 Bud Laws Collection

A dozen more heavy 0-8-0's were also acquired used from US roads.

S&L 90 acq. 1956 (ex P&LE 8011) 0-8-0 Cyl. 25" x 28" Drv. 52" Press. 200 lbs. t.e. 54,000 Lima 1937

S&L 101 (acq. 1950 ex C&EI) 2-8-2 Cyl. 28" x 30" Drv. 63" Press. 200 lbs. t.e. 60,000 Brooks 1922
Glace Bay 7/21/1960 T.C.Cherry/Bud Laws Collection

S&L 104 2-8-2 acq. 1953 (ex D&TSL 25) looking pretty good. Must be not long out of the back shop.
Cyl. 26" x 30" Drv. 63" Press. 200 lbs. t.e. 54,700 Baldwin 1928

S&L 106 (acq.1955) 2-8-2 Cyl. 22" x 28" Drv. 51" Press. 200 lbs. t.e. 45,000 Brooks 1913
(Ex. LS&MS 4001, NYC 4001, MC 7951, NYC 2051 CRy&Coal 2051.)
Glace Bay 7/21/1960 T.C.Cherry/Bud Laws Collection

 

Note: As of 1960 by which time steam had ended on other Canadian railways there were 31 steam engines on S&L.


Rolling stock

Coach 10 a wooden open platform car from early years. Flat car 7010 in foreground.

 

 



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