GE Diesel Switcher - Webster, MA
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member NorStar
N 42° 02.985 W 071° 53.080
19T E 261274 N 4659326
Quick Description: This locomotive, located in downtown Webster, is part of an entire train on display by the Providence and Worcester Railfan Club, Inc.
Location: Massachusetts, United States
Date Posted: 5/31/2010 7:11:30 PM
Waymark Code: WM8YN3
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member IDIFers
Views: 2

Long Description:
In Webster, on Davis Street at the end of a block of stores, is a display of a locomotive, two cars, and a caboose that is the meeting place for the Providence & Worcester Railfan Club, Inc. The locomotive in the display is a small General Electric switcher, painted green and orange. Under the window is scripted lettering saying the following: "William H. Radcliffe Jr. Providence & Worcester Railfan Club Inc. 050 PH3" On the side there is the lettering: "New Haven" The Providence & Worcester Railroad (P&W RR) was operated under the New York, New Haven and Hartford Railroad (NYNH&H RR) from 1892 to 1970. In 1972, P&W RR was given authority to separate from the Penn Central, which had bought the NYNH&H RR. Thus, when this switcher operated when the NYNH&H RR operated the line. The plaque on the engine has the following: "General [GE Logo] Electric Diesel Electric Locomotive Class: B-B-50/50-IGE 733 150 No: 28250 Date: July 1945 Schnectedy, NY Made in U.S.A." This is likely a 50 ton locomotive switcher. The following link to a site that about a similar locomotive has historical information about 50 ton GE switchers. http://www.arkansaspreservation.com/historic-properties/_search_nomination_popup.asp?id=731 Parking is available along Davis Street. Site for the P&W Railfan Club: http://www.pwrfc.net
Locomotive Type: (required): Diesel Electric

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 "other" what is the engine type? (optional): Not listed

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

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