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Owner: Chesapeake & Ohio
Model:Alco 2-8-8-2Built As:Builder Info (Unavailable )
Serial Number:64952Order No:
Frame Number: Built:
Notes:Schenectady, 12/1923, H-7 class, nee #1100
Other locos with this serial:  CO 1541(2-8-8-2)
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CO 2-8-8-2 #1541 - Chesapeake & Ohio
Title:  CO 2-8-8-2 #1541 - Chesapeake & Ohio
Description:  Massive is not descriptive enough for this Alco-Schenectady 2-8-8-2 locomotive named a "Chesapeake" wheel configuration by C&O. This was delivered to C&O in December of 1923 as #1100 but renumbered in 1926. For some reason the railroad replaced 1124 with 1540 and 1100 with 1541 with the rest of the class receiving 1542-1564 in order. Known as "Simple Simons" or "Simons" (according to C&O Power) because they operated as simple-expansion articulateds, unlike the earlier compound Mallets. Specifics - 57" drivers, 215 psi boiler pressure, 23x32" cylinders, engine weight of 567,500 lb, impressive tractive effort of 108,547 lb. from C.W. Jernstrom collection
Photo Date:  8/4/1939  Upload Date: 3/8/2016 5:42:41 AM
Location:  Russell, KY
Author:  Gary Everhart
Categories:  Roster,Yard,Steam
Locomotives:  CO 1541(2-8-8-2)
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