Portland Terminal Alco S2 #36 was built in 1943 for the Northern Pacific Terminal Company of Oregon, which became the Portland Terminal Railroad in 1965.
It is powered by a 1000 horsepower 6-cylinder diesel engine and weighs 230,000 pounds.
It was donated to the Pacific Northwest Chapter of the National Railway Historical Society by Relco in 1993 and was moved to Antique Powerland between the 2007 and 2008 Steam Ups.
Plans are to restore the locomotive to its original paint scheme.
Links to Historical Photographs:
PTRC #36 in Portland, 1980 (RailPictures.net)
PTRC #36 in Portland, 1982 (Don’s Depot)
PTRC #36 as Relco #1076, Portland (Mike Clark’s Rails Northwest)PTRC #36 in Portland, 2004 (rrpicturearchives.net)
PTRC #36 in Linnton, Oregon, 2007 (rrpicturearchives.net)
I couldn't find any good pictures of #36 in its original paint scheme, but here are a couple pictures of sister locomotives in the original paint scheme also originally worn by #36.
Continue to Southern Pacific Flanger #328…