Connecticut Light & Power #37
 

This locomotive worked for Connecticut Light & Power at their electric generating station outside of Hartford, Conn., to move coal cars around the facility. Constructed by Heisler, this steam locomotive is called a "fireless" because it has no boiler of its own. Instead, a stationary boiler charges the pressure vessel tank. Since locomotives like these were designed to work in industrial applications, they were never far from the charging supply. The advantage to "fireless" locomotives was there was less chance of accidental combustion from a sparks, such as those emitted by a traditional steam locomotive.

While some preliminary clean-up work has taken place, there are no immediate plans to restore or operate this locomotive. It remains in storage, and is not on public display.

Technical Data

  • Heisler 0-4-0 "Fireless Cooker"
  • Built 1941
  • Ex-Connecticut Light & Power
  • Acquired 1998