The locomotive worked moving hoppers of coal and ash at a Commonwealth Edison electric generating plant in Chicago, IL, until retired in the mid 1950's.
No. 5 then went on standby until 1964 when it was sold to a scrap dealer.
It is now on static display at the Illinois Railway Museum.
- Bought by an IRM member in 1967, it arrived at the museum in 1969 and then steamed for some twenty years after returning to operation the following year.
- On October of 1971, it tripleheaded with J. Neils Lumber Co. No. 5 and Tuskegee No. 101.