Owner: Baltimore & Ohio
Model:BLW 2-8-8-4Built As:BO 7602 (2-8-8-4)
Serial Number:70064Order No:
Frame Number:Built:12/1943
Notes:1944-45, class EM-1, 64" drivers, 235 psi, engine wt 628,700 lb
Other locos with this serial:  BO 7602(2-8-8-4)
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BO 2-8-8-4 #7602 - Baltimore & Ohio
Title:  BO 2-8-8-4 #7602 - Baltimore & Ohio
Description:  This massive brute, B&O 2-8-8-4 #7602, was one of the last articulated steam locomotives built in the US. Although B&O wanted diesels in 1944 but were forced by the war effort to order only steam, this massive locomotive served a desparate need for power to move coal in the West Virginia area. Built by Baldwin in 1944, the last of this class was retired in 1960. Specs - EM-1 class). 64" drivers, an impressive 235 psi boiler pressure, 24"x32" cylinders, engine weight of 628,700 lb and impressive tractive effort of 115,000 lb. No photographer, date or location was listed on the photo. Thanks to John Kernan (see comment below), the locaiton is New Castle, PA. Thanks John for your help!
Photo Date:  6/1/1954  Upload Date: 10/14/2020 10:09:24 AM
Location:  New Castle, PA
Author:  Gary Everhart
Categories:  Roster,Yard
Locomotives:  BO 7602(2-8-8-4)
Views:  150   Comments: 3
Baltimore & Ohio RR 2-8-8-4 #7602
Title:  Baltimore & Ohio RR 2-8-8-4 #7602
Description:  Like its other sister in the album, #7629, this massive 2-8-8-4 Yellowstone type locomotive was built by Baldwin in 1944. According to one source, B&O wanted more diesels but was stuck taking this due to the war limitations on engine construction. The class EM-1 unit sported 64" drivers, engine wt of a hefty 628,700 lb, developed 235 psi and had an overall engine+tender wheelbase of a whopping 112.5'. Max Miller was the photographer.
Photo Date:  9/23/1954  Upload Date: 4/3/2013 10:17:20 AM
Location:  Rowlesburg, WV
Author:  Gary Everhart
Categories:  Roster,Steam
Locomotives:  BO 7602(2-8-8-4)
Views:  1238   Comments: 0

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