Lake Shore Museum Receives GE Center Cab

The Lake Shore Railway Museum has received a General Electric 80-ton center cab locomotive that was the first owned by the Genesee & Wyoming Railroad in New York State.

The locomotive was previously in the collection of the Youngstown Steel Heritage Foundation.

Built in 1944 in Erie, Pa., the locomotive was sold by G&W in 1962 to Cleveland-based construction contractor Hunkin-Conkey.

The locomotive was moved to Warren, Pa., and used in the construction of Kinzua Dam on the Allegheny River.

It remained in Warren for a stillborn tourist railroad before being sold in 1982 to a Youngstown steel mill.

Eventually, the locomotive wound up being sold and moved to McDonald Steel, which donated it in 2008 to the Youngstown Steel Heritage Foundation.

The Lake Shore museum, based in North East, Pa., has six other GE locomotives in its collection.

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