|Interesting loco built by Lima in June of 1948. Massive, powerful and commanding to say the least and a loco with nine lives. The unit would continue long after the other Greenbriers (4-8-4's to the C&O) were retired. It was a test loco for the American Coal Enterprise as they tried developing a coal burning steam locomotive that could compete with diesel loco on a cost basis. It also served as the Chessie Safety Special. This photo by Arthur B. Johnson.
Clifton Forge, VA Map
Author: Gary Everhart
|Picture Categories: Roster,Yard,Steam
|| This picture is part of album: C&O 4-8-4 Greenbriers