Owner: Chicago Rock Island & Pacific
Model:Alco 4-8-4Built As:Builder Info (Unavailable )
Serial Number:Order No:
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Notes:Schenectady, 1930
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CRIP 4-8-4 #5027 - Chicago, Rock Island, & Pacific
Title:  CRIP 4-8-4 #5027 - Chicago, Rock Island, & Pacific
Description:  Here is another example of a 1930 Alco-Schenectady built 4-8-4 Northern type locomotive for the Rock Island RR. According to Drury (1993) in Steamlocomotives.com, this design's size and weight limited their operation to the Chicago-Des Moines corridor, the Chicago-Dalhart, Texas line, and the segment between Herington, Kan and El Reno, Okla. Later bridge-strengthening allowed these heavyweights to pull freights and passenger trains to Denver, Fort Worth, Tucumcari, and Minneapolis. Specifics - 69" drivers, 250 psi boiler pressure, 26x32" cylinders, 434,000 lb engine weight, 66,620 lb tractive effort. Wesley Krambeck photo
Photo Date:  5/30/1933  Upload Date: 1/12/2015 6:26:10 AM
Location:  Herington, KS
Author:  Gary Everhart
Categories:  Roster,Steam
Locomotives:  CRIP 5027(4-8-4)
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