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Locomotive profile: 4-8-4 Northern type steam locomotive

By | February 20, 2020

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Norfolk & Western 4-8-4 No. 611 pulls an excursion in Virginia.
Norfolk & Western 4-8-4 No. 611 pulls an excursion in Virginia.
Norfolk & Western 4-8-4 No. 611 pulls an excursion in Virginia.
Jim Wrinn
4-8-4

•YEARS BUILT: 1926 to 1950

•MANUFACTURERS: Baldwin, Lima, Alco, Canadian Locomotive Co., Canadian Pacific Railway, Montreal, Norfolk & Western

•OPERATED ON: Most sizable railroads that provided fast freight and passenger service

•NAME: Northern

•QUANTITY: 1,115; Canadian National had more than 200

•BOILER PRESSURE: 250-300 psi

•KNOWN FOR: The ability to pull heavy trains at speed.

•STATUS: Some in museums, along with a few that are operating, including Santa Fe 3751, Union Pacific 844, Southern Pacific 4449, Milwaukee Road 261, and Norfolk & Western 611

One thought on “Locomotive profile: 4-8-4 Northern type steam locomotive

  1. There’s also Santa Fe 2926 and Nashville, Chattanooga and St. Louis 576, both of which are under restoration.

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