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Owner: Chesapeake & Ohio
Model:Alco 2-8-8-2Built As:Builder Info (Unavailable )
Serial Number:Order No:
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Notes:Schenectady, 1924, class H-7
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C&O 2-8-8-2 #1550 - Chesapeake & Ohio RR
Title:  C&O 2-8-8-2 #1550 - Chesapeake & Ohio RR
Description:  Beautiful photo by Glenn Pfleghar of the massive 1924 Alco-Schenectady 2-8-8-2 Chesapeake- type locomotive in the Clifton Forge, VA, yard. Often called "Simons" by the C&O (short for "Simple Simon"), these locos operated as simple-expansion articulateds, unlike the earlier compound Mallets. Specifics - H-7 class, 57" drivers, 215 psi boiler pressure, 23x32" cylinders, engine weight of 567,500 lb, impressive tractive effort of 108,547 lb. .
Photo Date:  1/15/1940  Upload Date: 8/24/2015 4:40:33 PM
Location:  Clifton Forge, VA
Author:  Gary Everhart
Categories:  Roster,Yard,Steam
Locomotives:  CO 1550(2-8-8-2)
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