||C&O 2-8-8-2 #1550 - Chesapeake & Ohio RR
||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. .
||1/15/1940 Upload Date: 8/24/2015 4:40:33 PM
||Clifton Forge, VA
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