Owner: Milwaukee Road
Model:BLW 4-8-4Built As:Builder Info (Unavailable )
Serial Number:Order No:
Frame Number: Built:
Notes:1940, S-2 class
Other locos with this serial:  
  Page Controls   View:  Pics Per Page:
MILW 4_8_4 #237 - Milwaukee Road
Title:  MILW 4_8_4 #237 - Milwaukee Road
Description:  Beautiful 1940 Baldwin 4-8-4 getting ready to doublehead with another locomotive near Bensenville, IL. According to SteamLocomotives.com "Engines 203 and 231-240 used 105.5 sq ft (9.8 sq m) of circulators to supplement firebox heating surface instead of the 147 sq ft (13.65 sq m) of thermic syphons installed in the rest. These forty S-2s operated mostly as freight haulers from Bensenville to Council Bluffs, Iowa or St. Paul, Minn. Occasionally they'd hook up to the westbound Olympian if it trailed more than twelve cars." Specifics - 74" drivers, 285 psi boiler pressure, 26x32" cylinders, engine weight of 490,450 lb, tractive effort of 70,816 lb, retired between 1953-1956. Arthur B. Johnson photo
Photo Date:  11/1/1952  Upload Date: 3/25/2015 8:41:53 AM
Location:  Bensenville, IL
Author:  Gary Everhart
Categories:  Roster,Steam,Action
Locomotives:  MILW 237(4-8-4)
Views:  399   Comments: 0

Site Design ©2001-2016 Tim Huemmer
Photos © respective authors
  Contact: info@rrpicturearchives.net