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Owner: Chesapeake & Ohio
Model:Alco 2-8-8-2Built As:Builder Info (Unavailable )
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Notes:Schenectady, 3/1924, class H-7, nee-#1115
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CO 2-8-8-2 #1556 = Cheaspeake & Ohio
Title:  CO 2-8-8-2 #1556 = Cheaspeake & Ohio
Description:  Dwarfed by the massive Alco-Schenectady built 2-8-8-2, two onlookers study the massive power. Note the interesting dormitory car to the right. Delivered to C&O in March of 1924 as #1115 (blder #64968), this class was known as "Simple Simons" or "Simons" (according to C&O Power) because they operated as simple-expansion articulateds, unlike the earlier compound Mallets. Specs - H--7, 57" drivers, 215 psi boiler pressure, 23x32" cylinder. According to the C&O Historical Society, the engine weight was 567,500 lb with an impressive tractive effort of 108,550 lb. Unknown photographer.
Photo Date:  9/1/1936  Upload Date: 5/3/2016 6:12:09 AM
Location:  Charlottesville, VA
Author:  Gary Everhart
Categories:  Roster,Steam
Locomotives:  CO 1556(2-8-8-2)
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