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Commonwealth Edison No. 5 is a type of 0-6-0 steam locomotive. It was built in 1922 by the Baldwin locomotive works for the Commonwealth Edison railway.

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.

TriviaEdit

  • 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.