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Alaska 557, Moses Lake


2-8-0 #557 was originally built by Baldwin in 1943 for the U.S. Army. The S-160 class locomotive wound up on the Alaska RR after it\'s European tour of duty. It was the last steam locomotive in service on the Alaska. Monty used to fire up the locomotive on occaison through the 1970\'s, but due to insurance costs it is no longer operated. If anyone has any additional information on this locomotive I\'d appreciate hearing from you.

Located at the \"House of Poverty Museum\" that\'s part of Moses Lake Iron and Metal. The \"Mon\" in \"Mon-Road\" is for Monte Holm, the owner of Moses Lake Iron and Metal. Monte died around 2007 and this locomotive is now for sale.