Soo Line 2713

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Soo Line 2713
Type and origin
Power type Steam
Builder American Locomotive Company
Serial number 49796
Build date May 1911
Configuration 4-6-2
UIC classification 2′C1′ h2
Gauge 4 ft 8 12 in (1,435 mm)
Driver diameter 75 in (1,905 mm)
Locomotive weight 258,000 lb (117.0 metric tons)
Fuel type Coal
Boiler pressure 200 lbf/in2 (1.38 MPa)
Cylinders Two
Cylinder size 25 in × 26 in (635 mm × 660 mm)
Performance figures
Tractive effort 36,833 lbf (163.84 kN)
Locomotive brake Independent Air
Train brakes Automatic Air
Operator(s) Wisconsin Central Railway, Minneapolis, St. Paul and Sault Ste. Marie Railway (“Soo Line”)
Class H-21
Number in class 10th of 10
Retired 1955
Disposition Preserved, Stevens Point, Wisconsin

Soo Line 2713 is an H-21 class 4-6-2 steam locomotive that was built for the Wisconsin Central Railway in May 1911. The WC had fallen under the control of the Minneapolis, St. Paul and Sault Ste. Marie Railway (“Soo Line”) in 1909, and the locomotive fleets of both railroads were operated in a single pool.

The 2713 was used to power the Soo Line and Wisconsin Central passenger trains in Wisconsin, Minnesota and North Dakota. It was retired in 1955, and since 1957 has been on display in Depot Park in Stevens Point, Wisconsin, United States.