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In Our Roundhouse: Locomotives You Might See at the Tradewinds & Atlantic Railroad
TARR #1 Tradewinds & Atlantic Railroad’s flagship locomotive, #1. Built in 1990 by Bob and Melvin Reese of Tampa, it is a model of a Electro-Motive Division of General Motors (EMD) “F7″ Diesel-electric locomotive. The model is powered with a 5 hp Honda engine coupled to a hydraulic pump, which powers motors mounted between the wheels. #1 is owned by the members of the Tradewinds & Atlantic Railroad. The purple and silver paint scheme is reminicent of that used by the Atlantic Coast Line Railroad.
Also a model of an EMD “F7″ locomotive Baltimore & Ohio #815 was also built by Bob and Melvin Reese and has the same power system as #1. The real locomotives had 1,500 horsepower and were built from 1949 to 1953. Owned by the members of the Tradewinds & Atlantic Railroad in memory of Bud Goodwin and Phil Bruno. B&O #815
#24 #24 is a free-lance model having no particular prototype but it represents a “Camelback” loco- motive, so-called because the engineer’s cab rode atop the boiler while the fireman stood at the back of the boiler as usual. This allowed the firebox to be much wider in order to burn poor-quality (cheap) coal. This is an 0-4-0 type locomotive. Owned by John Henry McDonnell.
#5740 is currently the largest locomotive at the Tradewinds & Atlantic Railroad. It was completed in 2007 and is powered by six electric motors between the wheels, fed by four large batteries inside the body. It was built entirely from scratch and weighs over 1/2 ton. 5740 is a model of EMD experimental model “SD45X”, which developed 4,200 hp from a twenty-cylinder Diesel engine. Built by Jon Hollahan and owned by Kevin Hollahan. EMD #5740
Doodlebug 4900 # 4900 is a “Doodlebug”. Really! It was used on the Tampa-Naples route to replace a steam locomotive. It had a cab for the engineer in front, a gas engine with mechanical transmission, space for mail and baggage, plus it could pull a coach or two. The model is powered by batteries. Built from scratch by the late Bob Anderson.
   
Tradewinds Trolley Co. #9 is a freelance design that evokes the spirit of the San Francisco cable cars. Built of plywood with a metal frame, it is powered by batteries. Built and owned by Kim Anderson. Trolley #9
GP-30 Tradewinds & Atlantic Railroad’s newest locomotive, #2199. Built by Mountain Car Company / Titan Trains of Salem, Virginia.  It was owned by Bruce Saylor.  It is a model of a Electro-Motive Division of General Motors (EMD) “GP-30″ Diesel-electric locomotive.  The model is powered with a 16 hp V-Twin Briggs and Stratton Vanguard engine. 2199 is owned by the members of the Tradewinds & Atlantic Railroad.
Illinois Terminal RR Co. #73 is a model of an electric locomotive or “motor”. Powered by electricity from an overhead wire it had no engine inside it. The model is powered by batteries and has motors between the wheels. Built from scratch by the late Bob Anderson. #73
#1575 Illinois Terminal RR Co. #1575 is another model of an electric locomotive or “motor”. The unique thing about 1575 is that it is just a different body on the chassis of #73. A novel idea that allows the owner to have “two” locomotives for the price of one. Scratchbuilt by the late Bob Anderson.
   
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Union Pacific Railroad #2006 is a model of an EMD GP60. It is powered by batteries and has electric motors between each pair of wheels. Built by Jon Hollahan and Norman Brand, 2006 is owned by the members of the Tradewinds & Atlantic Railroad.

#573 is the newest steam locomotive at the Tradewinds & Atlantic Railroad. It is a 2-6-0 “Mogul” and burns Coal to make it’s steam. Originally built by Warren Heggen, and finished by the members of the railroad. It is a modified Allen Models.  It is now owned by the members of the  railroad.

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