Port Alberni Drive
We visited the 1929 Baldwin locomotive in progress of being re-built that was for the logging service industry, as well as a stop at the Industrial Heritage Centre, then late lunch and drive around Sproat Lake..
1929 Baldwin Steam Locomotive
“Number 7” is a 1929 Baldwin 2-8-2T Steam Locomotive built at the Baldwin Locomotive Works in Philadelphia, PA, in 1929. Weighing in at 90 tons, this workhorse has a tractive force of 29,100lbs. It burns fuel oil and has a water capacity of 1800 gallons with operative steam pressure at 200psi.
“Number 7” has served on Vancouver Island for over 80 years. When it retired from industrial use in 1972, it was already the longest operating steam locomotive in BC logging history.