AFT, the T-1 locomotive and this tender were used for the Chessie
Steam Specials. A roundhouse fire damaged the locomotive and both ot its tenders.
The aux tender
was not restored and is now in the collection of the the National
New York Central Railroad Museum as RGSX 3001.
According to a posting by Nathan with the National
New York Central Railroad Museum, "When locomotive 3042 was retired, the tender was saved for non-revenue duty by the New York Central, and it became essentially a large diesel fuel tank car retaining the shape of a steam tender. It survived in this modified way in company service into the Penn Central era, when it was relegated to a far off corner of the Van Wert, Ohio, railroad yard until purchased by Mr. Ross E. Rowland Jr." for use on the American Freedom Train.
At right: The
AFT's auxiliary water tender/tool car in 2003.