|KGB&W #257 in Algoma, Wis.
"Moguls" (2-6-0 wheel arrangement)
were the standard power on the Green Bay Route in the early part of the twentieth
century. KGB&W #257 was one of eighteen locomotives of this
type on the combined railroads. The locomotives were easy on the
light rails and roadbed of the railroad during that era, but they often
required double heading to haul freight up some of the steep grades on
The triangular object on the tender frame is a rerailing frog used to
get the wheels back up and onto the rail after a minor derailment. The
trains on the A&W definitely needed them, as there was memories of
being on the ground 5 times in one day!
The hose on the tender seems to be the power cord to the backup light
on the tender. Notice that it follows the edge all the way towards the
rear of the tender. It probably cut into the body after the water fill
hole, and came up into the backup light casting.
This picture was taken from Fourth Street facing west. The track
disappearing into the foreground is the house/depot track, and the
tracks behind the tender are the leads to the Algoma Plywood &
Veneer (US Plywood) plant.
Notice the little blonde kid on the far side of the locomotive pilot!
He's yelling about something!