By Dan Bolyard
Them Dam Writers Online 

The first locomotives at dam construction


Last updated 8/5/2020 at 9:51pm

Workers with a cutting torch atop a locomotive that Gov. Martin road from Coulee City.

The first locomotives to haul construction material for the dam were old and tired. Two were on hand in 1935 and had been bought by MWAK to get trains moving.

For the section from Electric City down to below the dam, an old logging locomotive, built in 1926, was purchased. It was of the Shay type of geared steamer, in that it was designed to move via pistons turning a common shaft via gearing a...

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