Owner: Chicago Gravel
Model:Whitcomb 44 TonnerBuilt As:DS 4-44 (44 Tonner)
Serial Number:60105Order No:
Frame Number:Built:8/1941
Other locos with this serial:  HVRM 27(44 Tonner) PI 1776(44 Tonner) CHGX 509(44 Tonner)
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CHGX #509 - Chicago Gravel Co
Title:  CHGX #509 - Chicago Gravel Co
Description:  Here's a real boomer of the industrial switcher world! Built by Whitcomb in August of 1941 (bn #60105) for the munitions contractor Day & Zimmerman as their #4-44, it was sold to the US Army as #7308 during WWII. Next it was sold to McGraw Construction Co, then bounced to the Chicago Gravel Co of South Elgin, IL, as their #509. Then it was traded to the Port of Indiana in 1984 and painted red, white & blue as their #1776. Finally it was sold to the Hoosier Valley RR Museum as their #27 in 1988 where it resides today, still working the rails. T.R. Lawson photo
Photo Date:  5/27/1974  Upload Date: 5/14/2014 9:15:41 AM
Location:  South Elgin, IL
Author:  Gary Everhart
Categories:  Roster
Locomotives:  CHGX 509(44 Tonner)
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