25-ton Plymouth engine stops at museum

Wednesday, May 20, 2015
A 25-ton Plymouth railroad engine, from the late 1940s or early 1950s, made a permanent stop at the Barry County Museum on May 13. Kathy White, director of the museum, said the engine made by the Plymouth Company (Ohio) is half the size of the 50-ton Plymouth engines that ran on the old Cassville and Exeter railroad, which was the shortest standard-gauge railroad in the world. Corky Stehlik said he found the engine on the website purplewave.com for $2,750, and called the Museum about getting it placed there. Stehlik said the cost of transporting the engine ended up being more than the cost to buy it. "We were a little over budget, but in the long term, it will be good for the community and will be a teaching tool for the kids at school," he said. Stehlik, left, helped to place the engine at the museum. Nathan Robertson, middle, and Ethan Lucas, both with Ozark Crane, led the operators in getting the 48,000-pound engine on the track. Kyle Troutman editor@cassville-democrat.com

A 25-ton Plymouth railroad engine, from the late 1940s or early 1950s, made a permanent stop at the Barry County Museum on May 13.

Wesley Richards, with Richards Construction out of Blue Eye, removed chains that held a 25-ton Plymouth engine in place on its journey to Cassville. Kyle Troutman editor@cassville-democrat.com
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