Buried Steam Locomotive in Cincinnati

June 2008

A Pre-Civil War engine (builder and details unknown) was buried in a tunnel collapse in the 1800s. It was used as a construction engine for a line running west out of Cincinnati, Ohio that was never completed. The CEO of a prominent Cincinnati company (now deceased) claims to have seen it fifty years ago (a pile of rust with a few brass parts) but it has since been buried again. Three railfans rented a backhoe a few years back and made an attempt to find it but were unsuccessful. Apartment houses are now over the old tunnel which may by now be completely caved in. The location is along I-74 near downtown Cincinnati.

Denis Larrick

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