Sunday, January 31, 2010

Westinghouse Corliss Steam Engine Removal

Work has begun on the preservation and removal of this 26" x 54" x 48" cross compound Corliss generating engine donated by Severstal Wheeling.  The engine is located in Steubenville, OH and over the next few months will be dismantled and moved to Youngstown for inclusion in the Tod Engine Heritage Park.  The engine was built around 1902 by the Westinghouse Machine Co. for the Labelle Iron Works and installed to generate 250 volts DC for the plant. Last operated probably in the late 1960s, the engine has been relatively untouched ever since and is a rare find.