Last Steam Locomotives Leave Morgan Run

The steam ferry train bound for the Age of Steam Roundhouse rolls over the Ohio Route 93 grade crossing near West Lafayette about a half-hour after its departure from the Ohio Central's Morgan Run shops. (Photographs courtesy of John B. Corns)

At 8:46 this morning (Wednesday, September 22, 2010) the last steam-powered train departed Morgan Run Shop and headed north.

The destination was Jerry Jacobson’s Age of Steam Roundhouse, currently under construction near Sugarcreek, Ohio.

 In the final consist were ex-Canadian Pacific 4-6-2 No. 1293 (which ran in reverse), Alco RS18 No. 1800, 0-4-0T No. 3 and caboose No. 1880.

The train moved slowly because of the small driving wheels underneath the 0-4-0T. All of the equipment arrived safely at the Age of Steam Roundhouse at noon. It was the first steam-powered train to arrive at the new facility.

For additional photos and information, click on the link below.

http://www.ageofsteamroundhouse.com

The steam ferry train is ready leave Morgan Run. This shop has been the home of the 1293 since Jerry Joe Jacobson purchased the locomotive. Now it will have a new home in Sugarcreek.

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One Response to “Last Steam Locomotives Leave Morgan Run”

  1. Nolan J. Burkett Says:

    send anything that is news worthy. Sugar creek is close for us

    Thanks, Nolan

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