William Crooks locomotive

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Titles William Crooks locomotive
Description Steam locomotive used to power Minnesota's first passenger line for the St. Paul and Pacific Railroad. Named in honor of William Crooks, the St. Paul and Pacific's chief engineer. The original William Crooks was nearly destroyed by fire in 1868, but a rebuilt version went on to provide personal service for James J. Hill and to appear at events publicizing Hill's Great Northern Railway. It was officially retired in 1954 but remains on public view at the Lake Superior Railroad Museum in Duluth.
Quantity 1 item
Format Content Category: artifacts
Measurements 50 11/16 feet length
63 inches diameter (driver)
12 inches width (cylinder)
22 inches length (cylinder)
Nomenclature locomotive
Materials steel
Subjects Great Northern Railway Company (U.S.)
Used by: St. Paul & Pacific Railroad Company
Used by: Hill, James J. (James Jerome)
Used in: Saint Paul, Ramsey County, Minnesota, United States
William Crooks ~ steam locomotive
Minneapolis, Hennepin County, Minnesota, United States
Used in: Minnesota, United States
Transportation. Rail
Dates Creation: Exactly 1861
Credit Line Minnesota Historical Society Collections
Holding Type 3D Objects
Identifiers 62.221.1 (Accession Number)

User Comments

  • Leon Gennett on April 21, 2018 02:47:17 PM
    Why or for what purpose did the William crook have three domes? I understand the steam dome, the sand dome but I am puzzled by the third.

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