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Owner: Chesapeake & Ohio
Model:Alco 2-8-8-2Built As:Builder Info (Unavailable )
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Notes:Schenectady, 12/1923, H-7 class, nee #1126
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CO 2-8-8-2 #1564 - Chesapeake & Ohio
Title:  CO 2-8-8-2 #1564 - Chesapeake & Ohio
Description:  This massive loco almost has the appearance of two 2-8-0's mashed together under one cowling shell and probably why Southern Pacific referred to these locos as "Mallet Consolidations". Built by Alco-Schenectady in December of 1923, this 2-8-8-2 wheel configuration was dubbed the "Chesapeake" by C&O and was classified as H-7. Originally this unit was numbered 1126 but renumbered in 1926. 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:  6/29/1938  Upload Date: 3/8/2016 5:42:44 AM
Location:  Richmond, VA
Author:  Gary Everhart
Categories:  Roster,Yard,Steam
Locomotives:  CO 1564(2-8-8-2)
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