EBT Locomotive Roster
'Silver Sightseer'

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Number: none
Name: Silver Sightseer
Date Built: Date Purchased: Date Sold: none
Line Built for: Disposition: Serviceable
Builder: EBTModel: Serial Number:
Style: gas-mechanicalType: Crew Car, EncWheel Arrangement: 1A
Track Gauge: 3'Tractive Effort: Pressure/Power:
Valve Gear/Transmission: TransmissionDriver Size: Cylinder Bore:
Weight: Engine Weight: Adhesive Weight:
Grate: Fuel Capy.: Water Capy.:

The Silver Sightseer is the EBT's largest speeder. It is a Fairmont A series model. It is one of very few EBT MOW cars to be photographed in the common carrier era.

Various reports say that the car originally had a Fore model A or Model B engine. The unit was remotored with a Chevrolet 4 cylinder from a Vega around 1988, which provided greater reliability. The unit continues to server as the road's primary MOW vehicle for true maintenance srvice. It frequently pulls two or more trailers for tools and supplies on its runs.

In the early 2000's the unit started experiencing mechanical issues where it eventually had to be push-started when the clutch was let out. It was reported that the problem was oil leaking from the rear engine seal onto the clutch plate. In the summer of ?2004? the unit failed out on the line with the General Manager onboard and had to be towed back. It was then sent offiste for full rpeairs, including clutch and ingntion system repairs. Since returning in October of ?2004? it has been much more reliable.

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