C&O 4-8-4 #612 - Chesapeake & Ohio RR  Contributor's Pick!       
Here stands one of the finest examples of a 4-8-4 ever built by Lima, delivered to the C&O in 1948. Railroad historian Eugene Huddleston noted the skepticism concerning this order (for the last 4-8-4's): "Simply amazing is the expenditure of so much money to produce a "state of the art" locomotive in the waning days of steam. It seems nothing was sacrificed to equip the new Greenbriers with the latest features and best appliances. Enthusiasm was still the word in 1947, as this writer well recalls from being told about the order for five more Greenbriers from Lima Locomotive Works by locomotive engineer Vince Hiltz." Specifics - J-3a class, 74" drivers, 255 psi boiler pressure, 27.5x30" cylinders, engine weight of 482,200 lb, tractive effort of 66,453 lb. Jim Scribbins photo
Date: 2/6/1953 Location: Clifton Forge, VA   Map Show Clifton Forge on a rail map Views: 437 Collection Of:   Gary Everhart
Locomotives: CO 612(4-8-4)    Author:  Gary Everhart
C&O 4-8-4 #612 - Chesapeake & Ohio RR
Picture Categories: Roster,Yard,Steam,Action This picture is part of album:  C&O 4-8-4 "Greenbriers"
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Butch Getz General Another fine batch of "monsters"! 8/24/2015 8:23:47 AM
Fred Stuckmann General Ditto. 8/24/2015 7:58:12 PM

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