AOS Has Another Steamer on the Property

Another locomotive has been added to the roster at the Age of Steam Roundhouse in Sugarcreek.

The museum said it has moved Columbus & Southern Ohio Electric Company No. 2. to the museum by truck from Sharon, Pennsylvania.

It is the 20th steam locomotive in the collection. The Heisler-built 0-4-0F had been on display in Pennsylvania between a restaurant and a train station.

The restaurant has since closed and the property owners want to raze the building that housed it.

“We’ve been looking for a ‘fireless cooker’ steam locomotive to add to our collection,” said Tim Sposato, AOS chief mechanical officer in a statement. “We were fortunate to locate and obtain one that was in our own backyard. That saved us a lot of money in loading and transportation costs.”

The locomotive was built in Erie, Pennsylvania, in 1940. It was designed for use in an industrial setting and filled with steam from a stationary boiler about every eight hours.

AOS said it will cosmetically restore No. 2. A sister locomotive, No. 1, is owned by the Mahoning Valley Railroad Heritage Association in Youngstown.

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