Owner: Chesapeake & Ohio
Model:Lima 4-8-4Built As:CO 612 (4-8-4)
Serial Number:9304Order No:1201
Frame Number:Built:6/1948
Notes:1948, J-3a class
Other locos with this serial:  CO 612(4-8-4)
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CO 4-8-4 #612
Title:  CO 4-8-4 #612
Description:  Nice example of a J-3a class 4-8-4 Greenbrier locomotive built by Lima in 1948. Photo is from the C.W. Jernstrom collection
Photo Date:  7/26/1948  Upload Date: 3/6/2016 5:31:30 PM
Location:  Charlottesville, VA
Author:  Gary Everhart
Categories:  Roster,Steam
Locomotives:  CO 612(4-8-4)
Views:  405   Comments: 1
C&O 4-8-4 #612 - Chesapeake & Ohio RR
Title:  C&O 4-8-4 #612 - Chesapeake & Ohio RR
Description:  Here stands one of the finest examples of a 4-8-4 ever built by Lima, delivered to the C&O in 1948. Railroad historian Eugene Huddleston noted the skepticism concerning this order (for the last 4-8-4's): "Simply amazing is the expenditure of so much money to produce a "state of the art" locomotive in the waning days of steam. It seems nothing was sacrificed to equip the new Greenbriers with the latest features and best appliances. Enthusiasm was still the word in 1947, as this writer well recalls from being told about the order for five more Greenbriers from Lima Locomotive Works by locomotive engineer Vince Hiltz." Specifics - J-3a class, 74" drivers, 255 psi boiler pressure, 27.5x30" cylinders, engine weight of 482,200 lb, tractive effort of 66,453 lb. Jim Scribbins photo
Photo Date:  2/6/1953  Upload Date: 8/24/2015 4:53:16 AM
Location:  Clifton Forge, VA
Author:  Gary Everhart
Categories:  Roster,Yard,Steam,Action
Locomotives:  CO 612(4-8-4)
Views:  488   Comments: 2

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