|Number: 17||Name: none|
|Date Built: 3/1918||Date Purchased: 1918||Date Sold: none|
|Line Built for: East Broad Top||Disposition: Serviceable|
|Builder: Baldwin||Model: 12-34 1/4-E||Serial Number: 48075|
|Style: coal fired steam||Type: Mikado||Wheel Arrangement: 2-8-2|
|Track Gauge: 3'||Tractive Effort: 30,600||Pressure/Power: 180 psi|
|Valve Gear/Transmission: Southern||Driver Size: 48"||Cylinder Bore: 20X24|
|Weight: 163,500||Engine Weight:||Adhesive Weight: 134,600|
|Grate:||Fuel Capy.:||Water Capy.:|
#17 was a near duplicate of #16. Her disinguising mark from her sisters was her angled number boards, then later a lack of number boards. As wither her sisters she was a primary locomotive during the last yeras of operation. She had the dubious honor of pullin g the last two freight trains on the EBT.
#17 had a headling unique among the mikes. When converted to and electric headlamp she received angled number markers. Sometime between August 1941 (AEBT 214) and 1950 (AEBT 60) the numberboards were removed completely leaving a smooth cylindrical headlight, unlike the others that still have their flat number boards. Also unusual, during the 1937-38 (EBT 166, AEBT 147) area she did not have the usual E. B. T. lettering on her tender.
#17 along with sister #16 has a welded steel tender rather than riveted. According to reports, both came with rivited tenders and new welded tender tanks were purchased from Baldwin in the late 40's. The same reports say that the boiler is a Baldwin built replacement.
She was the last steamer to be reactivated ans is the only one of the big mikes to re operated and was back in service by 1968. She is usually held as reserve since her size is harder on the track. She has appeared at most all Sepectaculars, but her superheaters are a frequent maintenance pain. At the 1996 Fall Spectacular she derailed her tender near the roundhouse causing a leak.
In recent years she has shown a lot of rod noises and some suspect her wheels have lost their round. She poped a firebox fuse during the 1995 Spectacular, but has operated reliably since.