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Boston & Maine ALCO 2-6-0 Mogul 1455

 
 
Boston & Maine ALCO 2-6-0 Mogul 1455 Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael Herrick, October 9, 2015
1. Boston & Maine ALCO 2-6-0 Mogul 1455 Marker
Inscription.
Boston & Maine ALCO 2-6-0 Mogul 1455
This steam locomotive was built by the American Locomotive Company in 1907 for the Boston and Maine Railroad, eventually ending up on the Cape Cod Railroad. It was still pulling commuter trains from Bostonís South Station to Clinton, Martin until 1956. It is the sole survivor of the B-15 Moguls, making it an important piece of railroad history preservation.
 
Erected by Danbury Railway Museum.
 
Location. 41° 23.844′ N, 73° 27.005′ W. Marker is in Danbury, Connecticut, in Fairfield County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of White Street and Balmforth Avenue, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Located in the Danbury Rail Yard. Marker is at or near this postal address: 120 White Street, Danbury CT 06813, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. NYC Crane, “GCT-1” (a few steps from this marker); Wilton Semaphore (within shouting distance of this marker); CV Flatcar (within shouting distance of this marker); Old Danbury Station (within shouting distance of this marker); The Danbury Fire Department
Boston & Maine ALCO 2-6-0 Mogul 1455 image. Click for full size.
By Michael Herrick, October 9, 2015
2. Boston & Maine ALCO 2-6-0 Mogul 1455
The name “Mogul” was given to steam locomotives with a 2-6-0 wheel arrangement of two leading wheels, six driving wheels, and no trailing wheels.
(approx. 0.2 miles away); Danbury Yard Turntable (approx. 0.2 miles away); Danbury Fair Days (approx. 0.2 miles away); Marian Anderson (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Danbury.
 
Also see . . .
1. Danbury Railway Museum. (Submitted on October 11, 2015, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut.)
2. Danbury Railway Museum on Wikipedia. (Submitted on October 11, 2015, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut.)
 
Categories. Railroads & Streetcars
 
Boston & Maine ALCO 2-6-0 Mogul 1455 image. Click for full size.
By Michael Herrick, October 9, 2015
3. Boston & Maine ALCO 2-6-0 Mogul 1455
Boston & Maine ALCO 2-6-0 Mogul 1455 image. Click for full size.
By Michael Herrick, October 9, 2015
4. Boston & Maine ALCO 2-6-0 Mogul 1455
Placard showing the components of the steam engine.
Boston & Maine ALCO 2-6-0 Mogul 1455 image. Click for full size.
By Michael Herrick, October 9, 2015
5. Boston & Maine ALCO 2-6-0 Mogul 1455
L. Peter Cornwall was an historian and author of books about railroading in Connecticut.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on October 11, 2015, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut. This page has been viewed 237 times since then and 57 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on October 11, 2015, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut.
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