25 May 2023

Replica of Historical Locomotive Operates at Carillon Historical Park

(eap) Severn Lamb, the British family business known for its trams and park train solutions, has delivered a new electrical train to Dayton, Ohio. This now runs on a nearly 1.8-miles (three-kilometre) rail line through Carillon Historical Park. Carillon Historical Park is a nearly 65-acre (26-hectare) open-air museum where visitors can explore Dayton’s history. The Carillon Park Railroad project is a full-size replica of the “Cincinnati” locomotive, which was the first passenger train on the Hamilton & Dayton Railroad to run to Cincinnati in 1851. The new park locomotive, christened “Jane Ellen”, features four large 30kW engines and a 220kW battery pack. Severn Lamb proudly emphasizes that it’s particularly proud of this project: “The seamless integration of the train, track, civil infrastructure, and surrounding buildings within Carillon Historical Park has created an awe-inspiring experience that exceeds expectations”. ■

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