The locomotive that sits alongside the Kokosing Gap Trail
near Kenyon College in Gambier, Ohio
was built in November 1940 in Schenectady, New York. Old Number 63 was used to switch cargo at the docks in Mobile, Alabama, from 1940 to 1956. It has not been used since 1959. Its driving wheels are 51 inches in diameter, is 67 feet long and can hold 8,000 gallons of water and 10 tons of coal.
Old Number 63 had been on display in a local park in Alabama from 1959 until 1980 when it was moved to Versailles, Kentucky. In 2001, it moved further north to its current home in Gambier, Ohio. This locomotive and attached cars and caboose have become an iconic fixture along the Kokosing Gap Trail. The trail where visitors bike, jog, rollerblade and enjoy a leisurely walk was once the Pennsylvania Railroad line.
This 12" x 18" fluffy pillow focuses on Old No. 63 locomotive in a sepia tone image that captures its history and remembers its glory days on the rails. As with all pillows we offer, this pillow is exclusively designed by Traditions Engraving.
Inside, the pillow form is filled with all new material consisting of 100% polyester fiber. The cover is removable for easy laundering.
Size: Approximately 12" x 18"
Production time varies - usually between 2-4 business days