AFT, 2101 was used for the Chessie Steam Specials. A roundhouse
fire damaged the locomotive and it was cosmetically restored to
its AFT paint and traded to the B&O Railroad Museum in exchange
for locomotive #614.
After the roundhouse
fire the tender from 2101 was in worse shape than the tender off
2100 (which was purchased from Streigel Supply Company for parts
at the same time as 2101). So a switch was made -- the tender from
2100 was cosmetically restored and painted AFT colors. This is the
tender at the B&O Museum today.
The tender from
2101 stayed with locomotive 2100 until that locomotive too was restored
to service and has traveled with it ever since.
In recent years
it has been converted to carry oil rather than coal and most recently
saw use in excursion service in Tacoma,WA.
Image: Lee Bishop,