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 class 2′C1′ h2
Gauge 4 ft 8 12 in (1,435 mm)
Driver dia. 75 in (1,905 mm)
Loco 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)
Loco brake Independent Air
Train brakes Automatic Air
Performance figures
Tractive effort 36,833 lbf (163.84 kN)
Operators 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 Veterans Memorial Park in Stevens Point, Wisconsin, United States. With it is Soo Line Caboose 99052, built in 1908 for the Wisconsin Central Railway, their No. 158.