Owner: Chesapeake & Ohio
Model:Alco 2-8-8-2Built As:CO 1558 (2-8-8-2)
Serial Number:64969Order No:
Frame Number:Built:3/1924
Notes:1924, class H-7
Other locos with this serial:  CO 1558(2-8-8-2)
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CO 2-8-8-2 #1558 - Chesapeake & Ohio
Title:  CO 2-8-8-2 #1558 - Chesapeake & Ohio
Description:  One of the original 25 built by Alco in 1924, this H-7 class "Chesapeake" type locomotive was able to pull 9,500 ton trains over the 113 mile run from Russell, Kentucky to Columbus, Ohio in 5 hours according to www.steamlocomotive.com. This wheel type soon replaced teh 2-10-4 and the 2-6-6-6 Alleghenies in the territory. A real power monster! Unfortunately no location, date or photographer credit was listed for this photo. Looks like West Virginia or Kentucky from the background.
Photo Date:  6/1/1940  Upload Date: 7/31/2013 5:57:28 AM
Location:  Chesapeake, VA
Author:  Gary Everhart
Categories:  Roster,Steam,Action
Locomotives:  CO 1558(2-8-8-2)
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