Everett Converts Steamer Back to Fuel Oil

A Pennsylvania-based short line has converted a steam locomotive to use fuel oil rather than coal.

The Everett Railroad said using fuel oil in 2-6-0 No. 11 would improve its performance.

Built by the Cooke Works of the American Locomotive Company, No. 11 was restored to operating condition in 2015.

No. 11 was once a fuel oil-burning locomotive before being converted to coal burning.

In a news release, EMW Solutions, which did engineering and design work for the drafting changes in the locomotive’s smokebox, said the locomotive received a new exhaust nozzle and petticoat extension.

The consulting firm also helped the Everett perform in its own shop firebox and firepan modifications.

The Everett also constructed a new oil tank for No. 11, while Stockton Locomotive Works provided a burner, firing valve quadrant and emergency oil shutoff.

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