Posts Tagged ‘Harbor Rail Services’

Indiana Museum Gets Switcher

October 8, 2018

A museum in Terre Haute, Indiana, has received a switcher that was donated by Harbor Rail Services of Pasadena, California, but most recently used in Indiana.

The Wabash Valley Railroad Museum received a 1947 General Electric 45-ton, side-rod driven locomotive that was once owned by Public Service Indiana (now Duke Energy).

When it worked in Indiana, it moved hopper cars around a power generating plant.

The unit was built in Erie, Pennsylvania, and may have been used at a military installation for a while before being sold to the utility company.

It was most recently used at a rail car repair facility owned by Harbor Rail Services in Clinton, Indiana.

The locomotive, known as a little critter, is 29 feet in length and was trucked to the museum.

Harbor Rail Buys Indiana Car Shop

October 7, 2014


Harbor Rail Services recently announced the purchase of a rail car repair shop in Clinton, Ind. Served by CSX, the shop should be operational in the next couple of months, according to a Harbor Rail press release.

The 60-acre complex has an office building, repair shop, parts warehouse, paint booth, sand-blast booth and wash-out building, and 4.5 miles of track. Harbor Rail will accept and repair all types of rail cars, with the exception of tank certifications.