2017年2月12日 星期日

ASARCO Plymouth #81

這輛20噸Model JLB機車是在1949由Plymouth Locomotive 所製造並服務於Ray Consolidated Copper。製造序號為5490,車輛編號是81。服務於Hayden, AZ作為礦場運送機,後礦場及機車被賣給Kennecott Copper Corporation,因此被更改為K.C.C. #81(有可能是#881)。為了有較好視野,礦場將駕駛室加寬18英吋。原動力也被更新成 Cummins柴油引擎及Allison變速箱。在2005年因為車齡老化、可靠度及無法符合現有礦業安全標準而成為備用機車。最後由ASARCO捐贈,並在2015年6月26號由ASARCO平車運抵。
This 20-ton, Model JLB locomotive was purchased new from Plymouth Locomotive Corp. by Ray Consolidated Copper in September 1949. The Plymouth serial number is 5490 and the locomotive carries the number 81 as well as the moniker "Donkey". It was put into service primarily at the smelter located in the town of Hayden, AZ. The mine operation (including locomotive) were purchased by Kennecott Copper Corporation and the unit was re-lettered/repainted as K.C.C. #81 (possibly #881). Somewhere in its life, the mine shops extended the cab on the Engineer's side by approximately 18", presumably for better visibility. The original motor was also removed and replaced with a Cummins diesel engine and Allison transmission (connected to the original manual gear box). The unit was moth-balled approximately 10 years ago due to age/reliability and not conforming to current mine safety standards. The donation of this locomotive was initiated by J. Chris Pfahl (retired) of ASARCO. The locomotive was delivered by ASARCO flatbed truck on June 26, 2015 and unloaded by Southwest Industrial Rigging.
車輛外觀,2017/02/12拍攝於Arizona Railway Museum


解說牌,2017/02/12拍攝於Arizona Railway Museum