Sunday, February 12, 2023


 It's Steamy Sunday here on the Blog!  Today's image is another archive one, this time from the railroad at Mount Pleasant Iowa, the Midwest Central.  This is the #6 also known as the Maria and is the flagship of the railroad.  It is an 1891 Baldwin Works 2-6-0 from South Carolina.  It was restored and first operated on the MC in 1960.  I took this image of it from the cab of their Shay locomotive several years ago while there for one of their Halloween runs.


  1. Looks relatively small. I suspect it took a bit of work to restore it

    1. It is fairly small. Yes, restoring any locomotive, even our really small one is quite involved.