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Gulf Refining Company No. 5
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Author:  Cody Muse [ Tue Jul 18, 2017 7:10 pm ]
Post subject:  Gulf Refining Company No. 5

Wheels: 2-6-2
Builder: Baldwin Locomotive Works
Build Date: 08/1912
Construction No.: 38219
Driver Diameter: 42
Tractive Effort: 24,868
Boiler Pressure: 200
Cylinders: 16x24
Fuel: Oil
Gauge: Standard

*Weight is unknown.

http://steamlocomotive.info/vlocomotive ... splay=1686

Locomotive is currently at the Ameristar Casino in Kansas City, MO.

1. What other information can I find on this railroad? I have searched on the internet, etc...

2. Where did this locomotive come from before it was placed at the casino?

3. Does anyone have any other photos? I did find two photos on Google Images.

Thank you,
Cody Muse

Author:  J.David [ Tue Jul 18, 2017 8:43 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Gulf Refining Company No. 5

Hi Cody:
Built for Industrial Lumber Co. #101 at Elizabeth, LA
sale: date unk. to Gulf Refining Co. #5 at Beaumont, TX
sale:10/1947 to Calcasieu Paper Co. #5 at Elizabeth, LA
sale: 8/1964 to C.W. Witbeck (railfan) at Amite, LA
sale: date unk. to Alex Huff at Amite, LA
sale: /1974 to Arthur LaSalle (dealer)
sale: /1974 to Gaslight Village at Glen Falls, NY
sale: 5/1991 to Rawhide Operating Co. at Scottsdale, AZ
sale: /1996 to Ameristar Casino at Kansas City, MO
I hope this helps!
PS: Amite, LA was where the Paulson Spence collection was cut up. When I was there in 1980, there were still piles of asbestos and boiler jackets laying around.
PPS: Alex Huff occasionally posts on rypn...

Author:  Alex Huff [ Tue Jul 18, 2017 9:26 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Gulf Refining Company No. 5

Text below was interrupted by supper,

Shamelessly copied from J. David Conrad's two volume book, The Steam Locomotive Directory of North America;
Built for Industrial Lumber Co. #101 at Elizabeth, LA
Sale to Gulf Refining Co. #5 at Beaumont, TX
Sale 10/1947 to Calcasieu Paper Co #5 at Elizabeth, LA
Sale 08/1964 to C. W. Witbeck at Amite, LA
(Witbeck was a professional photographer in Hammond, LA and hobby railroad photographer)
Sale 1974 to Alex (and Dick Huff), Amite, LA for restoration and use on the Traverse City, MI branch in the original iteration of Michigan Northern Railway. MIGN morphed into a Diesel powered, state subsidized carrier between Grand Rapids and Mackinaw City. Included was the Traverse City branch,
Sale 1974 to Arthur LaSalle (dealer), Amite, LA
Sale 1974 to Gaslight Village, Glen Falls, NY for display
Further history is unknown to me. Did look at the little beast on display last year. The condition of the crown sheet mandates it be a display.

Author:  Jeff Terry [ Wed Jul 19, 2017 6:06 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Gulf Refining Company No. 5

I photographed it last year. Good looking engine, with the exception of the strange panels on the tender that were apparently added for the sole purpose of putting a casino logo on there. In the 1990s, this place was the Station Casino, and thus the train theme.

casino Kansas City.jpg
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