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.

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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