lost trains of Galt,IL.
Located on discarded trackage behind a working grain elevator in tiny Galt,IL. are the last remains of the fleet of steam trains used by the now defunct Northwestern Steel and Wire Mill in nearby Sterling,IL. These were some of the last steam locomotives used by industry in the U.S. In fact,the last run of a steam locomotive for industry was made in Sterling in 1981.There was at one time several locomotives and tenders on this trackage.Most were purchased and being restored by the Illinois Railway Museum in Union,IL.

An in depth history of these steam trains here:
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