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Centerville & Southwestern Video

The 1500 was the first engine built by Henry Becker for his 2 inch scale, 9 7/16 gauge railroad that ran on his dairy farm in Roseland NJ. After the farm was sold and the railroad disassembled the 1500 was sold to a railroad in Key West, Florida. The 1500 was later acquired by the Lindfield's in Michigan. James Linfield has meticulously rebuilt this engine utilizing original parts where possible. On May 2, 2011, Jim brought the 1500 to the Phillipsburg Railroad Historians' museum site to run his engine on our rails. Sister engine 1503, pulling a consist of Becker box cars (for passengers), ran the line with the 1500 following closely behind.

Video by Pete Blaess. Used by permission.

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