Northern (a.k.a. Confederate) type locomotives have a 4-8-4 wheel arrangement accordingto Whyte's system.
Chicago & North Western 3010 apparently at the same show that PRR's Mountain #6785 wasexhibited at. Note the dirigible above the cab and the ancient power on the adjacent track.
Denver and Rio Grande Western's engine 1711, used on "the Scenic Limited" is preparing for a run atDenver, Colorado. This locomotive is equipped with variable lead and a Walschaert valvegear. Baldwin built this locomotive.
Lehigh Valley Railroad Northern number 5210 was built in 1932 by the American Locomotive Company.Number 5210 has a large welded tender equipped with a six-wheel Bethlehem AuxilliaryLocomovive booster operating on the rear truck. This engine is shown on exhibitionat the Buffalo, New York, Centennial Transportation Exposition in July of 1932. Theseengines are used in dual service between Buffalo, N.Y., and Jersey City, New Jersey.
Chicago and North Western's number 3020 was the heaviest 4-8-4 built (weight of loco alone) atthe time of this photo. Built by Baldwin in 1929, the locomotive is pictured at Council Bluffs, Iowa. Used exclusively on the Chicago to Omaha main line, the engineis equipped with automatic train control, booster, stoker, front-end throttle valve,power reverse, and a Worthington feed water heater.
The Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe had 4-8-4s too. Number 3757, built by Baldwin in 1928, is in Denver, Colorado. Along with its large twelve-wheeled tender, this locomotive hasan Elesco feed water heater, power reverse, and a front-end throttle valve.
Shown at Beardstown, Illinois, Chicago, Burlington, and Quincy's class O-5 number 5603 was built by Baldwin in September of 1930. Used in fastfreight service, this locomotive has 28"x30" cylinders, 74" drivers, 250 lbs. boilerpressure, 150.0625" x 102.5" firebox grate area, and a 90' 8.5" overall wheel base (engineand tender). The unit weighs 806,400 lbs and produces 67,500 lbs. of tractive effort.
Southern Pacific's oil burning number 4401 was built in 1930 by Baldwin. Classed GS-1 by the railroad,it has a Walschaert valve gear and a large vanderbilt tender. The boiler carries 250 psiboiler pressure. The locomotive is pictured at Portland, Oregon in 1932.
Canadian National's 6124 is a large 4-8-4 seen on a Sarnia fast freight nearNiagra Falls, Ontario, Canada. The loco has the typical CN Vanderbilt style tender,automatic stoker, and an Elesco feed water heater.
The stately "Empire Builder Limited" of the Great Northern is standing at theWhite Fish, Montana station with locomotive number 2586 on the point. This locomotive is the largest of the4-8-4s. Built as an oil burner in 1930 by Baldwin, the engine has a front-endthrottle, 80" drivers, and a Vanderbilt tender.
All images Copyright 1995 Darryl Van Nort