Locomotive for Sale
At an upcoming Sheridan City Council study session, Public Works Director Lane Thompson will recommend entering into a contract with Wasatch Railroad Contractors for the sale of the historic steam locomotive on Broadway across from the Sheridan Inn.
Locomotive CB&Q 4-8-4 Northern Number 5631 was donated to the city approximately May 26, 1962 by the BNSF Railway Company. A small spur line was constructed to move it onto the lawn of the Burlington depot.
The Sheridan Rotary Club has maintained the park and performed a cosmetic restoration of the engine in the past, but it contains asbestos that will need to be addressed if the engine is left in place.
The Rotary Club reached out to the Wasatch Railroad Contractors, who have presented a scope of work to the club and the city.
The study session will take place on July 8.