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Kevin E. Musser



Calumet & Hecla Railroad Engine Roster

timlchshot.jpg (96006 bytes) C&H Baldwin DS44-1000, #202 seen here in Calumet.
Tim Lab Collection

 

STEAM

NAME ROAD # TYPE BUILDER DATE BUILT BUILDER NUMBER DATE SCRAPPED NOTES
Fluke ------------ 0-4-0 ? 1867 ? ? (1)
Hecla (1st) 1 (1st) 0-6-0 Mason 1868 292 1887   
Calumet (1st) 2 (1st) 0-6-4T Mason 1872 457 1887   
Torch Lake 3 (1st) 0-6-4T Mason 1873 518    (2)
Red Jacket 4 (1st) 0-6-4T Mason 1880 622 1942   
Raymbault 5 0-6-4T Mason 1882 681 1942   
Kitchigami 6 2-8-0 Baldwin 1885 7709 1944 (3)
Manitou 7 2-8-0 Baldwin 1886 8199 1945 (3)
Schoolcraft 9 0-6-4T Mason 1887 747 1942   
St. Louis 8 0-6-4T Mason 1887 748 1942   
Allouez 10 2-6-2T Baldwin 1896 14793 1942   
Ishpeming 11 2-6-2T Baldwin 1896 14794 1942   
Montreal 12 0-6-0T Porter 1899 2058 1920   
Voyageur 13 2-8-0 Baldwin 1900 17458 1944 (4)
Bete Gris 14 2-6-2T Porter 1901 2424 1920   
Penokee 15 2-8-2T Baldwin 1902 20163 1944 (5)
Roberval 8 (2nd) 2-8-2T Baldwin 1907 32200 1944   
Cartier 7 (2nd) 2-8-0 Baldwin 1907 32201 1944   
Champlain 9 (2nd) 2-8-2T Baldwin 1907 32223 1955   
Calumet (2nd) 1 (2nd) 2-8-0 Alco-Brooks 1910 48369 1944 (6)
Hecla (2nd) 2 (2nd) 2-8-0 Alco-Brooks 1910 48364 1944 (6)
Keweenaw 3 (2nd) 2-6-0 Alco 1929 68039 1944   
Osceola 4 (2nd) 0-6-0 Baldwin 1929 60899 1955   

 

Notes:

(1) Upright-boilered locomotive.
(2) Donated in 1969 to Henry Ford Museum, Dearborn, Mi. and converted to oil-burner. Operates in summer months for tourists on 3/4 mile segment of track at adjacent Greenfield Village.
(3) Built as wide-firebox center-cab (Camelback) locomotive; later rebuilt with Belpaire boilers and rear cabs. Manitou acquired a second road number (probably 6).
(4) Acquired a second road number (probably 5).
(5) Acquired a seond road number (10).
(6) Calumet and Hecla were built as Mineral Range Railroad Nos. 199 and 194 respectively and were purchased by C&H in 1925.

C&H locomotives built during and after 1907 were built as standard-gauge; all units except Montreal and Bete Gris remaining on the roster at that date were converted from their constructed gauge of 4'1" to standard gauge.

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Schoolcraft (#9)
(8/25/39 at Hubbell)


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C&H #3 (Keweenaw)
Mike Raudio Collection

 

 

 

Diesel

ROAD NUMBER MODEL BUILDER DATE BUILT BUILDER NUMBER NOTES
           
201 DS44-1000 Baldwin 1948 73956 (1)
202 DS44-1000 Baldwin 1948 73957 (1)
203 S-12 Baldwin-Lima-Hamilton 1951 75141 (2)
204 DS44-1000 Baldwin 1950 74777 (3)
205 RS1 Alco 1951 79577 (4)
206 RS1 Alco 1951 79578 (4)
210 70-Ton General Electric 1946 28566 (5)
211 45-Ton General Electric 1943 17854 (6)

Notes:

(1) Sold to Escanaba & Lake Superior Railroad for service, 1971 (same road numbers).
(2) Dismantled for C&H by Keweenaw Central Railroad tourist line; parts sold to E&LS, 1971, along with intact locomotives.
(3) Originally U.S. Corps of Engineers (Garrison Dam Project) No. L-4; purchased by C&H, 1964; sold to E&LS for service, 1971 (same road number).
(4) Nos. 205 and 206 originally Lake Superior & Ishpeming 1002 and 1003 respectively; purchased by C&H, 1967.
(5) Sold to Marquette & Huron Mountain Railroad, May 1972.
(6) Sold to Goodman Lumber Division, Goodman, Wis., 1967. Then sold to the Central Wisconsin RR, year unknown, and then sold for $4000 to the Whitwater Valley Railroad, year unknown, that operated it for a few years until frame and turbocharger damage took her off service. No plan for its disposition is in place at this time.

C&H also operated several narrow-gauge Plymouth diesel-mechanical locomotives for intraplant use.


See my C&H in Color (and B&W) page for more C&H locomotive photos.


Reprinted without permission from Trains Magazine August 1972. Please forgive me as I get so many email's asking for this roster to be printed.

 


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