|The Coilebrookdale Railroad's newest engine arrives at the rail yard in Boyertown.|
|The delivery truck lines up with the track to discharge |
its locomotive cargo.
The historic Colebrookdale Railroad's Secret Valley line has recently welcomed a new arrival: a pint-sized little locomotive.
The locomotive, known as the "Plymouth," was built by the Plymouth Locomotive Works of Plymouth, Ohio, in 1964.
Plymouth was one of the world's most prolific builders of small industrial locomotives, with over 7,500 constructed.
|The Plymouth safely nested onto the tracks.|
"It's just a little baby engine, but it will pull more than you might expect," said Nathaniel Guest, President of the Colebrookdale Railroad Preservation Trust non-profit.
"We'll use it to shift cars in our yard and to do occasional jaunts down the line," he said.
|Wildlife, like these wild turkeys, is plentiful |
along the Secret Valley Line.
The locomotive was donated to the Trust by NRG Energy, Inc, of Princeton, New Jersey, operators of the now-decommissioned Titus Generating Station.
The Plymouth served as Titus's primary shifting locomotive for many years.
"We are very happy the Plymouth will have a good home here," said Guest.
"We know it will have a great retirement career hauling tourists," he said. "I suspect little kinds will find it just their size."
Here is a video from the railroad's weekly video show highlighting the Plymouth's arrival.
Support the Trust's efforts to revitalize the Colebrookdale and its communities by joining as a member at www.colebrookdalerailroad.com