Welcome to DM&IR Engine # 1218
Locomotive 1218:type 2-8-0, standard gauge, 56 cylinders 22"x28", total engine weight 198,850 lbs. Weight on driver 175,050 lbs, boiler pressure 200 psi, driver diameter 54", tractive effort 45,553 lbs.. Construction # 34745, Super Heater type A 25 Units, Dome Throttle, Fuel: soft coal, MB type standard stoker, engine loc on locomotive, #8 fire box door. 2 each #10 Nathan Simplex Injectors with side checks. 25-5 1/2 flues 166 2" tubes. DV-3 mechanized lubricator, 4 each. Wilson blowdown valves two feeding blowdown separator on top of boiler, 6 E.T. airbrake equip. with Westinghouse 150 cc air compressor. Barco low water alarm, Walschvert Valvegear, Elco power reverse, Okadee, air operated cylinder cocks, 2 gallon Superior soot blowers, Nathan 3 feed hydrostatic lubricator for stoker and air pump, 2 water glasses and one water column with dry cocks.
In time this locomotive was replaced by heavier
Erected by Tower-Soudan Historical Society.
Location. 47° 48.274′ N, 92° 16.757′ W. Marker is in Tower, Minnesota, in Saint Louis County. Marker is at the intersection of Poirier Road on Poirier Road. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 404 Pine St, Tower MN 55790, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 7 other markers are within 11 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Tower Train Museum (a few steps from this marker); The Old Vermilion Trail and Winston City (approx. 3.9 miles away); Hanka Homestead (approx. 8.7 miles away); Apostolic Lutheran Church (approx. 10.4 miles away); Nelimark Sauna (approx. 10.6 miles away); Alma Norha Playhouse (approx. 10.6 miles away); Embarrass Co-op (approx. 10.8 miles away).
More about this marker. Mounted on steps leading to engine cab
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Credits. This page was last revised on August 18, 2017. This page originally submitted on August 14, 2017, by McGhiever of St Paul, Minnesota. This page has been viewed 79 times since then and 15 times this year. Last updated on August 18, 2017, by McGhiever of St Paul, Minnesota. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on August 14, 2017, by McGhiever of St Paul, Minnesota. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.