Pere Marquette Steam Locomotive No. 1223 Class N-1, 2-8-4 Berkshire Type

Pere Marquette Steam Locomotive No. 1223 Class N-1, 2-8-4 Berkshire Type (HM2MI)

Location: Grand Haven, MI 49417 Ottawa County
Country: United States of America

N 43° 4.049', W 86° 13.729'

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Built by the Lima Locomotive Works, Lima, Ohio in November 1941. The boiler number is 7837.

This is one of two surviving steam engines of its type that were used in fast freight service between Chicago, Saginaw, Detroit and Toledo. Engine 1223 was retired from service on December 31, 1951, and was donated to the State of Michigan where it was placed on display at the Michigan State Fairgrounds. In 1981 after falling in disrepair, the State of Michigan accepted competitive bids with the intent of saving the engine from the scrap heap. The City of Grand Haven was successful and transportation from the Michigan State Fairgrounds in Detroit to the City of Grand Haven was provided by the Grand Trunk Railroad and the Chessie System.

Sincere thanks from the City of Grand Haven and the volunteer crew members of the Pere Marquette #1223 Preservation Committee, to The Hofma Trust, the Grand Haven Area Community Foundation, and the local companies and the many private individuals who have financially contributed to this historic restoration project.

Specifications:
Combined weight of engine and tender - 400 tons
Overall length - 101 feet
Height of engine - 16 feet
Driving wheels, diameter - 69 inches
Tender capacity, water - 22,000 gallons
tender capacity, coal - 22 tons
Cylinder horse - power - 2,979 hp.
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HM NumberHM2MI
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Date Added Wednesday, September 17th, 2014 at 2:49pm PDT -07:00
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)16T E 562789 N 4768597
Decimal Degrees43.06748333, -86.22881667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 43° 4.049', W 86° 13.729'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds43° 4' 2.94" N, 86° 13' 43.74" W
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Area Code(s)616
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 201-299 Jackson Ave, Grand Haven MI 49417, US
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