B&O 5580 - 4-8-2 Editors Pick! Contributor's Pick!       
Collection of Mario Stefani - Builder and more info needed on engine class
Date: 10/24/1954 Location: Connellsville, PA   Map Show Connellsville on a rail map Views: 4600 Collection Of:   Bruce Phillips
Locomotives: BO 5580(4-8-2)    Author:  Unknown
B&O 5580 - 4-8-2
Picture Categories: Roster,Steam,Action This picture is part of album:  B&O & C&O Steam in Color 1950-1955
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Chuck Zeiler General Class T-3b, seven were built in 1945, road #'s 5575-5581, information from: http://www.steamlocomotive.com/mountain/?page=bo 8/9/2012 11:21:27 AM
Chuck Zeiler General In the early 1940s, the B&O decided to build "Mountain" type locomotives to help with the increase in traffic caused by the war effort. From 1942 to 1948 it built forty of them (Class T-3, road numbers 5555 through 5594) in its Mt. Clare Shops in Baltimore, MD. These locomotives were built to the same general specifications which included 27 x 32 cylinders, 70" drivers, a boiler pressure of 230 psi, a tractive effort of 65,100 lbs and a weight of 375,000 pounds. There were some variations in the features of these locomotives as shown in the chart below. The Class T-3s were retired in 1960. 8/9/2012 11:23:53 AM
Jim Satterwhite General This one could be photoshopped a little to make a great photo. Alignment and cropping would do wonders for it. It is good just the way it is and perhaps it is best left as it was shot. 8/9/2012 4:38:50 PM
Alek Salka General Priceless. 8/19/2012 7:53:53 AM
Bernie Feltman General Nice, Bruce 8/19/2012 12:51:34 PM
Curt Beal General I remember seeing this on Ebay a while back. Glad someone bought it. Yes it does need aligned a little but I say no to cropping. No reason to crop out that nice view of the river. It doesn't look like that anymore because trees have grown up along it. This is between Broadford and Connellsville approaching what is known as West Yough, and it is an eastbound. It is down to two tracks here now, and the track it is on no longer exists. 8/20/2012 5:44:10 PM
Robert Beichler General Nice shot as is, I wouldn't change anything, it would change the context. 8/27/2012 5:15:57 AM
Bruce Phillips General I won't be modifying any slides, I agree they are best left as the photographer took them. 8/27/2012 8:41:53 AM
Danny Robie General Fine image of a B&O "Mountain" and color to boot. 9/5/2012 8:27:09 PM
Fred Stuckmann General Super shot. Congrats too. 12/13/2012 1:31:30 PM
Dennis Andariese General Photoshop be d*mned. This was a fantastic find. 1/22/2013 11:32:55 PM

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