Boston and Maine No. 410 - Lowell, MA
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member NorStar
N 42° 38.724 W 071° 18.776
19T E 310391 N 4724031
Quick Description: This steam switcher was used by Boston and Maine for almost 40 years, then was used by a quarry before being on permanent display in downtown Lowell, MA
Location: Massachusetts, United States
Date Posted: 11/14/2007 8:50:30 PM
Waymark Code: WM2K83
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Blue J Wenatchee
Views: 83

Long Description:
There is a pair of signs attached to the locomotive. The following provides highlights of the locomotive.

Built: 1911
Manufacturer: American Locomotive Company (ALCO), Manchester, NH
Type: Six-wheeled steam switcher
Weight: 74 tons
Use: Switchers of this type were often used by B&M to shuttle between industrial factories such as the Lowell textile mills. B&M used this switcher for almost four decades before it was sold to H.E.Fletcher where it was used in his quarry in Westford until 1979. It languished for a while until in 1993 it was moved to Lowell, MA, where both the National Park Service and the Boston and Maine Historical Society have cosmetically restored it for display.

The display also has another related display about the Boston and Lowell Railroad. You'll have to come to visit the locomotive for more information.

The locomotive is on display along Dutton Street, near the intersection with Merrimack and Moody Streets.
Locomotive Type: (required): Steam

If "other" what is the engine type? (optional):
Steam engine


Do you need to pay an entrance fee to view this locomotive? (required): No

How accessible is this locomotive display? (Required): Only touching is allowed.

If a fee is required what is the approximate cost for admittance? (optional): Not listed

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