Electric railway locomotive built in 1916
Butte Anaconda & Pacific Railway Locomotive #97
Photo taken by Richard Doody in July 2006
The original locomotives, of which there were eventually 18, were supplied by General Electric. GE supplied the locomotives but the motor on #97 has a Westinghouse nameplate. The nameplate indicates that this locomotive's motor produced 105 horsepower, using 480 volt direct current and ran at 1,000 RPM. The line itself used 2,400 volt DC power, meaning that this locomotive must have stepped the voltage down.