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C & O 2716 2-8-4 in Southern excursion service

One of my favorite steam pictures. Take a look at it in all sizes and make it original. The cars stream back out of sight. think there were 18 and full of passengers, that is some power and I think they are making about 60. What a rush to feel it pass and smell the coal smoke while waving a the passengers.


The C&O Berkshire or Kanawha locomotive had 69" diameter drivers, 26" x 34" cylinders, a 245 psi boiler pressure, they exerted 69,350 pounds of tractive effort and each weighed about 292,500 pounds. This locomotive was built by Alco

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Taken on February 16, 2010