Car Type: General Electric 25-ton 150 horsepower 2-axle Diesel Electric Locomotive. Serial Number 15853
Builder: General Electric
Year Built: September 1942
Year Acquired: 2020
Weight: 25 tons
Motors: 1 Single Rear Mounted GE-733 Electric Motor. Chain Drive to front axle
Notes: Build in September 1942 for Columbia Steel located in Pittsburg, California (Note: Pittsburg Steel became a subsidiary of U.S. Steel in 1930). Locomotive originally built as 3-foot gauge and later changed to standard gauge. Purchased by Chicago Transit Authority from locomotive dealer Duffy- Date not known. Locomotive MS-65 was used by the CTA to switch material cars at the 63rd St. Lower Yard. Locomotive out of service by 2008 and stored at CTA Skokie Shops. Purchased by the Fox River Trolley Museum from the CTA in July 2020. Picked from from CTA on 7/15/2020 and delivered to the Museum on 08/08/2020. Since arrival, the locomotive has had all window glass replaced and has undergone significant mechanical work to make it operational. It took part in the Museum's CTA Day celebration October 2, 2022. More works remains to make the locomotive fully functional and reliable.