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Guess what we have winner for yet another Bituminous coal mine locomotive operating at the #9 tour :D

I only have a little of the info of this one list so here you go:

Weight 6-7 ton

42" gauge

20" diameter wheels

Previous owners:

Freeman Coal Mining Corporation, Farmersville, Illinois
operated as a #7 (date ?) (this operator bought it second hand with 2 other mine locomotives)

Nokomis Coal Company


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It had a modified spicer universal joint coupling for some reason


Ray with this info check our other list this unit got bounced around as well.

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why do they call it a 10 ton unit then, its definatly bigger than the "real 7 tonner" there! it has been stretched you can tell. plus at one point a newer style controller was installed, like the one on the b&m motors with the contacts. when it got to the 9 they put the drum speed control back on.

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These things were all sold so many times making it very difficult to track. I bet this thing was brought back to Greensburg after this info because I show a standard Greensburg controller at this time. I bet it was stretched & a solid state controller added. Usually only hard rock mines used those newer controllers early on so I hope with the info I posted Ray can check our other list using the company name to fill in the gap.

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Something isn't adding up here. This motor (the ten ton) has a big number 8 right on the front of it, no number 7. I did sort of think this motor was rebuilt or something by greensburg because it was stretched and did have the newer controller on it when the No.9 got it.


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Don't pay attention to the number. Those were only road numbers assigned by each individual owner.

Here is something you can check I show it having V-53-R traction motors the original #V-43-G motor has been crossed out.

The controller I show at this time was a Q 307


Ray this unit was sold with SN: 2005, 2079 & 2163 (road #'s 3-5-7 )
Mike like I said these things were resold all the time see the spread on the builders numbers.


On your other unit the DQ company was an equipment company in Clarksburg, Wv they had it in their hands around 1963.

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this motor was last working at shamokin, glen burn colly.

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What are the chances the motor known as the ten ton was originally built as a 7 ton motor and then rebuilt at some time in it's life as a 10 ton motor? It is physically bigger (longer and wider) then the 7 ton motor and it does have a lot more umph behind it then the other one.


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umph.... is that the technical term, or the southern field term?

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Looking at that picture it was definately modified to hell & back. It was originally a 6 / 7 for sure. It went through a major rebuild somewhere.

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Umph is a technical southern field term. :lol:


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It was definitly modified to hell and back, but I wouldn't have it any other way. I still say it is more than a 7 ton motor in it's current state.


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I agree it weighs 9 or 10 ton now for sure.

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I'll check on the traction motor on saturday or sunday. Just out of curiosity who made the traction motors for greensburg? Westinghouse, GE, ?


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Greensburg preferred Westinghouse equipment. I never have seen G.E. electric equipment noted in any of the builders information Greensburg.

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I thought the traction motor looked alot like a westinghouse motor but never really gave it a close look.


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