CO 2-6-6-6 #1603 - Chesapeake & Ohio  Contributor's Pick!       
Massive Lima built articulated locomotive so suited for long coal train drags. According to "It should also be noted that the Alleghenies were some of the most powerful steam locomotives ever built. At 40 MPH they could generate 7,500 HP. This power was only exceeded by the PRR Q-2 Class (7,987HP). By contrast the UP Big Boy could generate a maximum of 6,200 drawbar HP." Specifics - H-8 class, 67" drivers, impressive 260 psi boiler pressure, 22.5x33" cylinders, engine weight of 771,300 lb, massive tractive effort of 110,211 lb, scrapped between 1952-56. Arthur B. Johnson photo
Date: 8/2/1948 Location: Russell, KY   Map Show Russell on a rail map Views: 541 Collection Of:   Gary Everhart
Locomotives: CO 1603(2-6-6-6)    Author:  Gary Everhart
CO 2-6-6-6 #1603 - Chesapeake & Ohio
Picture Categories: Roster,Yard,Steam This picture is part of album:  C&O STEAM ALBUM
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Lucas Berry General Great picture. Those things were just brutes. Can I use this in a YouTube video? I have several other photos you’ve uploaded I’d like to use as well 5/18/2020 6:18:32 PM

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