Chesapeake & Ohio Class T-1 #3006

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Chesapeake & Ohio Class T-1 #3006

Post by Notch 8 » Tue Nov 15, 2016 8:27 pm

Chesapeake & Ohio Class T-1 #3006 seen s/b crossing the Erie and the Big Four at the diamond at Marion Ohio.

The C&O purchased forty mammoth 2-10-4 T-1 locomotives from Lima Locomotive Works in 1930. These monsters routinely pulled 165 cars from Russell, Kentucky through Ohio to Toledo. The Pennsy, caught between the completion of the electrification of the westward trackage and the breakout of World War II, needed new freight power for the increase in new traffic. The Pennsy chose the C&O's 2-10-4 design and added some PRR characteristics. These Texas Types could handle far more tonnage than any conventional PRR predecessor. They reduced the need for the double-heading in heavy freight service.
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