Hudson type are locomotives with the 4-6-4 wheel arrangement based on Whyte's system.
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Canadian National number 5701 is one of five 4-6-4s owned by CN. These engines had 80" drivers and roller bearings on all axles. The locomotives were typiccaly assigned to fast Montreal-Torontoexpress trains operated jointly with the CP.
New York, Chicago, and St. Louis (The Nickel Plate) engine 173 is on display at the Buffalo, New York Centennial (Transportation). Used on trains between Chicago and Buffalo, it has 25" x 26" cylinders, 73" drivers, 210 lbs. psiboiler pressuer, weighs 524,600 lbs. with tender and exerts 39,700 lbs. tractive effort.
New York Central's number 5309 heads up the "North Shore Limited" (Lake Shore Section) enteringBuffalo, New York. ALCO built this locomotive and equipped it with an Elesco feed water heater.
Oil burning Atchison, Topeka, and Santa Fe 4-6-4 number3457 at Denver, Colorado. Baldwitn built this locomotive in 1927. It has two large sand domes and a high capacity tender, along with an Elesco feed water heater.
The largest Baldwin-built 4-6-4 was designed for passenger service only. Chicago, Burlinton, & Quincy number3007 was built in 1930. Specifications include 25" x 28" cylinders, 78" drivers, 250 lbs. psi boiler pressure, 131.875 sq. in. firebox grate area, and a 96" wheelbase.The engine and tender combine to 717,800 lbs., and the locomotive can produce a tractive effort of47,700 lbs. with the booster.
New York, Chicago, and St. Louis engine175 is leaving Englewood Station, Chicago, with the "Nickel Plate Limited"in tow. Brooks built this locomotive and equipped it with a mechanical stoker and a Coffin feedwater heater.
Chicago, Milwaukee, St. Paul, & Pacific (The Milwaukee Road) engine6401, a large 4-6-4, is seen at the company's Chicago roundhouse at ChicagoAvenue and Grand Avenues in Chicago. Specs include 26" x 28" cylinders, 79" drivers, 225 lbs. psiboiler pressure, and a 120.125" x 96" grate area. In working order, the total weight of the engineis 375,850 lbs. The overall weel base of engine and tender is 81' 7.5". Tractive effort is 45,820 lbs.Baldwin built this engine in 1930.
Equipped with a Coffin feed water heater, Boston & Albany number 602 is keeping a crack passenger flyer on the advertised. ALCO built thislocomotive.
A fast passenger flyer on the Milwaukee Road (Chicago, Milwaukee, St. Paul, & Pacific)is leaving Chicago headed for Milwaukee pulled by engine6410, whose sister engine made the run between these two points, adistance of 85 miles, in 67 minutes on July 22, 1934, setting an all-time record for steamlocomotives. At one point the engine attained a speed of 103 miles per hour. These engines now(1935) are used in mile-a-minute service and some of the road's trains make the 85 mile run in80 minutes. This engine is equipped with a Coffin feed water heater.
All images Copyright 1995 Darryl Van Nort