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By Brian Solomon

More steam equals extra energy. In 1924, Lima Locomotives Works brought the Berkshire, an engine that boasted superlative pace and gear through the quite easy precept of a tremendously enlarged firebox. The Bershire encouraged a brand new breed of large steam locomotives designed by way of various brands and utilized by nearly each American railroad till the top of the steam period. this colour historical past makes use of sleek colour photgraphs of examples nonetheless used this day by way of museums and travelers railways- types just like the Hudson, Northern, Challenger, Yellowstone, and large Boy.

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Jones One of CGW's Twin Cities, Council Bluffs, big 2-10-4 Texas types leads a problems that had limited and ly their service application Both types were popularity. built with relative- small drivers and were intended for slow-speed drag freight service. The reason for this enormous piston thrust required the locomotive placed great stress on was simple: power the to its frame and minimized dynamic augment, allowing for much higher speeds. The Santa Fe ordered some of the largest 2-10-4s, drivers, enormous machines with 74-inch 30x34-inch cylinders (among the largest ever used by a simple engine), 310-pound boiler pressure, and a total engine weight (minus tender) of 545,000 cylinders.

These later locomotives fea- machines with 73-inch drivers for Santa Fe tured larger boilers, slightly larger cylinders, and 77- below). Canadian National embraced the 4-8-4 with inch driving wheels. Except for the single Alco-built great enthusiasm, starting with an order for 40 (see and NP bought secondhand from Timken (this ultimately featuring the largest roster of 4-8-4s in was the famous Four Aces roller-bearing demonstra- North America, some 203 locomotives, including 4-8-4 that tor), NP's later 4-8-4s were all Baldwin products and also featured enormous large firebox and four-wheeled fireboxes.

New York NP The Central's L-2a 4-8-2s built in firebox was also larger than subsequent 4-8-4 designs, Santa in 1 Fe's first 4-8-4, 991 . number 3751 was , On December 28, 991 1 , it restored to service leads a passenger excursion over California's Tehachapi Mountains. and a nificantly pair of Santa Fe's colorfully painted FP45 built, Bealville and Caliente, California. This line owned, and operated by the Southern Pacific, didn't in September 1 942. It is passenger and freight work. typical It is adopt a 2-8-4 Berkshire type similar to trains fast, but was example of CN's it simple: speed.

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