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Locomotive profile: 4-6-2 Pacific type steam locomotive

By | February 20, 2020

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Blue Mountain & Reading Pacific-type 4-6-2 No. 425 in Pennsylvania.
Blue Mountain & Reading Pacific-type 4-6-2 No. 425 in Pennsylvania.
Blue Mountain & Reading Pacific-type 4-6-2 No. 425 in Pennsylvania.
Jim Wrinn
4-6-2

•YEARS BUILT: 1902 to 1948

•MANUFACTURERS: Alco, Baldwin, Lima, Santa Fe, Baltimore & Ohio, Canadian Locomotive Co., Chicago Great Western, Milwaukee Road, Delaware & Hudson, Great Northern, Illinois Central, Lehigh Valley, Louisville & Nashville, New York Central, Norfolk & Western, Pennsylvania, Reading, Southern Pacific, Wabash

•OPERATED ON: Most railroads that offered any substantive passenger service

•NAME: Pacific

•QUANTITY: 75,000; Pennsylvania Railroad had the most with almost 700

•BOILER PRESSURE: 200 psi

•KNOWN FOR: Moving passenger trains at speed

•STATUS: Many preserved and several still operable

One thought on “Locomotive profile: 4-6-2 Pacific type steam locomotive

  1. This is the primary steam type that the major Class I roads loved to cover with streamlined shrouds to act as advertising for speedy passenger service.

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