Whitcomb 25-ton #2

Whitcomb 25 Ton
The museum's 25-Ton Whitcomb locomotive in service as it prepares to pull coach 2972 out of the paint shop.

Locomotive #2 is a 25 ton, 4 wheel, diesel switcher built by Whitcomb Locomotive Company of Rochelle, Illnois in December 1951 for the U.S. Air Force. At the time, Whitcomb Locomotive Works was a subsidiary of the Baldwin Locomotive Works. While serving under the US Air Force it carried road number 1140. When delivered, it had a black frame, blue cab and hood, with white lettering.

Class 25DE26

Power comes from a Cummins Model HBI driving a Westinghouse generator. Our "Shop Goat" is a class 25DE26 bearing Serial No. 61184. It weighs 50,850 lbs. It was donated to the Heart of Dixie Railroad Museum by Monsanto Chemical Co. on June 25, 1993 with a presentation ceremony at the Monsanto plant on June 10,1993. Locomotive #2 arrived its new home in Calera, Alabama on July 27, 1993 at 9:20 am where it is still in active duty at the Heart of Dixie Railroad Museum.