Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Toledo, Peoria & Western

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The TP&W name is confusing for a couple of reasons. One reason is that it is the name of two different railroads -- an old, or original, one and a current one. The other reason is that neither actually goes to Toledo. The original railroad was between Keokuk, IA, and either Sheldon or Effner, IL, or Kentland, IN. Then the line continued as Pennsylvania to Logansport, IN. A train could then reach Toledo by using Wabash (now Norfolk Southern) tracks. The portion between Keokuk and Peoria is now owned by the Keokuk Junction Railway. And TP&W now owns the track between Peoria and Logansport.

Update: the pictures of a TP&W locomotive are from the Illinois Railway Museum. Their roster indicates it is an Alco RS-11 that was built in 1958 and arrived in 1983. It runs on AAR-B trucks with GE 752 traction motors and is powered by a 12-251B engine rated at 1800 horsepower.

A Flickr photo with four engines and at least 3 liveries.

Marty Bernard processed and posted five Roger Puta slides of the TP&W.

1. TP&W Alco RS3 207 making a transfer run from its Peoria, Illinois yards west on NKP trackage in June 1963.

2. TP&W Caboose 504 at IC Crossing at Gilman, IL on July 22, 1962.
3. TP&W General Office Building at main yards and shops at Peoria, IL in June 1963.

4. TP&W GP30 700 and GP35 902 in Logansport, IN on November 25, 1966.
5. TP&W GP30 700 and GP35 902 in Logansport, IN on November 25, 1966.

Howard Keil posted
[If you follow the link and access the comments, you will see three more engine photos.]

A Flickr photo of 2056 doing work.

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