W.Va. Steam Locomotive to Get New Boiler

Restoration is set to begin on former Buffalo Creek & Gauley 2-8-0 No. 4.

West Virginia tourist railroad Durbin & Greenbrier Valley said it will hire Sisterville Tank Works to build a new boiler for the locomotive.

Once the work is completed No. 4 will run between Cass and Durbin, West Virginia.

The cost of the project has been put at $675,000 with $135,000 already having been raised.

The contractor selected for the work was involved in building a boiler for Cass Scene Railroad’s Heisler No. 6 in the early 2000s.

No. 4 was built by Baldwin in 1926 for the National Railway of Mexico but never delivered.

It last operated for the BC&G in 1965 before going on to operate for tourist railroads in Pennsylvania and Virginia.

The locomotive has been out of service since 2001 by which time it was owned by the North Carolina Transportation Museum. DGVR acquired No. 4 in 2015.

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