1924 Baldwin 0-4-0 "Viscose Company" #6
Builder: Baldwin Locomotive Works
Construction Number: 57994
Built: September 1924
Cylinders: 14 inch by 22 inch
Operating Pressure: 180psi
Tractive Effort: 17,360 pounds
Engine Weight: 60,000pounds
Built for American Viscose Company, Roanoke, Virginia.
In the early 1960's it was sold to the Gem City Iron & Metal Company, Pulaski, Virgina.
In September, 2004, it was purchased by Scott Symans of Dunkirk, New York
September 2004 - June 2007, completely restored to operating condition by Scott Symans.
- Engine totally disassembled
- Complete new steel cab
- New Smoke box
- Addition modifications to meet FRA regulations
- All funding and work was accomplished without group support by Scott and friends
Viscose Company #6 has been operated on the New York & Lake Erie Railroad out of Gowanda, New York on several occasions.
It has also been operated on the Lorain & West Virgina Railway in Wellington, Ohio.
Owner, Scott Symans hopes many more generations will have the opportunity to learn about and enjoy steam railroading through the operation of his locomotive. He and #6 would be glad to visit other tourist railroads and museums for special steam events. Not only would the staff and volunteers of these host organizations get to work with and enjoy a fully operational steam locomotive, they would also be able to provide a unique experience for their interested public.
For more information about inviting #6 to visit your organization you may contact Scott Symans at (716) 366-7696 or firstname.lastname@example.org
The Western New York Railway Society wishes to thank Scott for bringing his engine to our AgriCenter Show and for all the positive response and interest it brought to our show.
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