On May 27 and May 28 Reading T-1 4-8-4 #2100 ran test runs between Ohio Central Railroad's Morgan Run Shop to the Dennison Railroad Museum in Dennison, Ohio. It completed a round trip of 80 miles. The locomotive performed flawlessly. It pulled OC Diner #5010 and GP-10 #7573.
I was very lucky to get to fire the locomotive that day. I was one of the last guys to fire the engine with coal. It is now in St. Thomas, Canada being converted to burn oil.
It is highly unlikely that you will see the engine run this century, but what better engine to run in the 21st century than the 2100. I believe from working with Tom Payne(the current owner) that the engine has gone to a good home. Probably better than any museum or non-profit would have given it here in the U.S.
Below are some pictures that I took during the test runs. I believe I took 115 pictures those two days. I have picked out a few here for everyone to see. These pictures are copyright to me. You need permission to use them. You can email if you'd like at email@example.com to get permission.
I may put More pix on if I get a good response to this page.
You can view other T-1 pictures and info at: wowak.railfan.net and restore2124.railfan.net