When I visited Clovis, NM, Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railroad #9005 was in the midst of renovation, although the tender sported a smart new coat of paint.
This 0-6-0 switcher was built in 1906 as #2005 for the Santa Fe by the Baldwin Locomotive Works in Philadelphia, PA. It was renumbered #9005 in 1946, and spent its entire life switching cars in the Clovis yard. It was donated to the City of Clovis in 1954 and is on display beside the historic Clovis Train Depot on W 1st St.
Clovis was founded in 1906, when the AT&SF was being built through the area. Initially known as "Riley's Switch", it was renamed Clovis by the station master's daughter, who was studying about Clovis, the first Catholic king of the Franks, at the time. It is still a busy railroad hub on the BNSF Clovis subdivision with as many as one hundred freight trains passing through each day.
#9005 weighs 144,600 lbs. An oil burner with 51” drivers and 20” x 26” cylinders, it operated at a boiler pressure of 180 psi delivering 31,300 lbs tractive effort.
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