Butte Anaconda & Pacific Railway Engine #47

744 Lewisohn Street, Butte, MT

Electric Box Cab railway engine built in 1914

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Butte Anaconda & Pacific Railway Engine #47

Photo taken by Richard Doody in November 2006

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Description 

Butte, Anaconda and Pacific Railway # 47 electric boxcab locomotive was built in December 1914 by General Electric. It was used by the Butte, Anaconda and Pacific Railway to head ore trains from the Anselmo Mine in Butte to the smelter at Anaconda, Montana.

The "Cow and Calf" Engine # 47 and its T-2 booster were among the first heavy-duty, direct current electric locomotives built in America. The booster could be coupled to the box cab to distribute its power to more wheels for better traction in low-speed service. The B.A. & P. replaced electric engines with diesel in 1967

Update Log 

  • July 7, 2018: Added by Richard Doody

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  • Richard Doody