OKLAHOMA CITY — Steam power is returning to the Oklahoma Railway Museum this month as Lehigh Valley Coal Co. 126 returns for an extended stay.
Affectionately known as “Sadie,” the saddletank 0-6-0T will be hauling trains from the museum’s historic Oakwood Depot on the weekends of October 16-17 and 23-24. The trains leave at 9:15 a.m. and 10:45 a.m., 12:30 p.m., 2 p.m. and 3:30 p.m. on Saturdays and 12:30 p.m., 2 p.m. and 3:30 p.m. on Sundays. Visitors can ride in vintage passenger cars, an open-air flat car or a caboose. Tickets are $18 for adults, $10 for children 3-12, and free for lap-riding infants.
The steamer was built in 1931 for the Lehigh Coal Company in Hazelton, Pa., by Vulcan Iron Works. It has been owned since 1993 by John and Byron Gramling, who also own and operate Flagg Coal Company 75, another Vulcan product. She is fresh from an appearance at Kentucky Steam Heritage Corporation in Ravenna, Ky., in August.
“Sadie” will spend the winter in the ORM shop and make another series of runs next spring before moving on to her next destination.
For more information, visit the ORM website at oklahomarailwaymuseum.org or call 405-424-8222.