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Locomotive profile: 2-6-6-6 Allegheny type steam locomotive

By Angela Cotey | February 21, 2020

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Chesapeake & Ohio Allegheny-type 2-6-6-2 steam locomotive No. 1622 pulls freight in West Virginia in the 1940s.
Chesapeake & Ohio Allegheny-type 2-6-6-2 steam locomotive No. 1622 pulls freight in West Virginia in the 1940s.
B.F. Cutler
2-6-6-6

•YEARS BUILT: 1941 to 1948

•MANUFACTURER: Lima

•OPERATED ON: Chesapeake & Ohio, Virginian Railway

•NAMES: Allegheny on C&O, Blue Ridge on Virginian

•QUANTITY: 68

•BOILER PRESSURE: 260 psi

•KNOWN FOR: Hauling freight on steep mountain grades of C&O and Virginian territory in Virginia and West Virginia

•STATUS: Two are preserved in museums, No. 1604 at the Baltimore & Ohio Railroad Museum in Baltimore and No. 1601 at the Henry Ford in Dearborn, Mich.

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