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110
Little River Railroad No. 110 is a 4-6-2 'Pacific' type steam locomotive built by the Baldwin locomotive works in 1911 for the Little River Railroad. The locomotive was built with a blind middle drive wheel; this means that the middle drive wheel doesn’t have a flange on it. This allows 110 to take curves that an engine without a blind driver would have a hard time negotiating.

No. 110 served as a logging engine, making its way up the mountains to the logging camps and bringing logs back down the mountain. It ran in what is now the Great Smoky Mountains National Park until 1939.

In 1940, No. 110 was sold to the Smoky Mountain Railroad and ran until it was retired on December 9th, 1954.

When the Smoky Mountain Railroad ceased operations in January 1961, No. 110 was mothballed in Shook’s Gap, TN.

In 2004, 110 and her owner Terry Bloom celebrated a milestone. No. 110 has been with the current Little River Railroad longer than either of its previous owners, and has been in service the entire time.

Today she runs on the Little River Railroad in Coldwater, MI.

TriviaEdit

  • In 110’s 95 years of service, she has only been out of service for approximately 20 years.
  • In November 2011, No. 110 celebrated her 100th birthday.
  • In 2014, she double headed a passenger train with the Central Pacific Leviathan.
  • The 110 was (and still is) the smallest standard gauge 'Pacific' type steam locomotive ever built in the USA.