Photo courtesy of Jeff Childs
No. 2803 as viewed from the C Street Bridge in Anchorage. (March 1999) This unit was sold to Helm Leasing in December 2006.
(Click here for specifications and here for engineering drawing)
"A little history. 2803 caught fire on a coal haul I took. After 12 fire extinguishers we couldn't put the fire out. We moved the
train on fire to Cantwell and the volunteer fire department drenched it."
"I remember that trip but wasn't sure which engine it was. Two of them came with oil bath air filters and both caught fire.
Not a good design."