Sunday, December 13, 2009
History of the 6114B
In 2007 the decision was made to retire the two switchers, which by that time had been in service 65 years. The 6114B was offered to the Tod Engine Heritage Park in Youngstown for preservation. In late 2008 title to the 6114B was transferred to the Heritage Park. The 6114A suffered an electrical cabinet fire a few years earlier and had become a parts source to keep 6114B alive. Due to other pressing concerns the 6114B sat at EEC during all of 2009, but now the locomotive has been prepped for its final five mile trip to the Tod Engine Heritage Park for restoration and operation. That move is scheduled to occur next week.