I got an e mail from Diesel John concerning this engine, it was passing through the Toronto yards, so John took these shots. Below is a bit of History for you. It was dispatched from the yards today . I wonder where she is headed , any one know? Ferroequus 2100 Ferroequus 2100 has been a guest of the Elgin County Railway Museum since June of 1998. The mammoth 4-8-4 steam locomotive was originally built for the Reading Railroad by the Baldwin Locomotive Works in 1923 with a 2-8-0 wheel arrangement. In 1945 Reading had a need for larger, more powerful locomotives to pull their heavy coal trains of Pennsylvania, so 2100 (originally numbered 2020) and twenty-nine sister locomotives were rebuilt by the Railroad into T-1 class, 4-8-4's. After being retired from a excursion service in the early 1960's, 2100 saw two or three owners over the next 20 years, including a scrap yard. In 1988 a group headed by Richard Kughn of Lionel Trains spent over $1,000,000 to rebuild the locomotive. However, with no railroad willing to accommodate a locomotive that large, 2100 was donated to the Portage Ohio Regional Transportation Authority and stored at the Ohio Central Railroad until 1998 when it was purchased by Thomas Payne Holdings of Edmonton. After a few short negotiations, Tom Payne had his locomotive moved here to the Elgin County Railway Museum in St. Thomas to be converted to burn oil as well as a number of other modifications to bring the engine up to modern and Canadian standards. Permanent plans for Ferroequus 2100 have still not been finalized, but we are very pleased to have the Ferroequus (Latin for "Iron Horse") Railway as a major attraction. For more information about the Reading T-1's be sure to visit Brian Wowak's website "Images of Railroading".