EBT Locomotive Roster
'Dumbo (informal)'

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Number: none
Name: Dumbo (informal)
Date Built: Date Purchased: 1992Date Sold: none
Line Built for: US SteelDisposition: Unserviceable
Builder: DavenportModel: Serial Number:
Style: diesel-HydraulicType: SwitcherWheel Arrangement: B
Track Gauge: 3'Tractive Effort: Pressure/Power:
Valve Gear/Transmission: HydraulicDriver Size: Cylinder Bore:
Weight: ~50 tonEngine Weight: Adhesive Weight:
Grate: Fuel Capy.: Water Capy.:

This double-ended diesel-hydraulic locomotive resided in the Car Shop dead end track until 2020. It is identified as being US Steel Clairton Works #21. The US Steel Clairton Works is a coke plant about 20 miles south of Pittsburgh. The unit has a very short cab about 3' high, the window of which is currently covered with corragated steel. It is a dual engine unit with only two axles and has two short buffer cars or coupler adapter cars on either end. Due to that heavy weight on only two axles and the tiny cab, this unit is highly unlikely to ever run at the EBT.

This locomotive is repored to have arrived at the EBT around 1978, at about the same time as the M-4 and the "Ghost" (1). It hae not moved from its spot in the Car Shop since arriving.

A sister Clairton Works locomorive to this one was featured in an H. K. Porter catalog of 1943. It describes #14 as such: "50-ton 36" gauge DIESEL-ELECTRIC LOCOMOTIVE powered with two 160 H. P. Diesel engines, for use at a steel plant." Although from a differnt manufacturer than #21, it has the same peculiar cab arrangement.

In April of 2020 the Davenport was moved outside to free up indoor space and remains outside as of this writing.

Photo from Robert E. Rathke collection.

US Steel Clairton Works

(1) Philip R. Raynes

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