Mikados, or "Mikes" are locomotives with the 2-8-2 wheel arrangement based on Whyte's system.
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Boston & Albany 184.
Chesapeake and Ohio number 2328 was one of the largest 2-8-2s in the world. This unit has an Elesco feedwater heaterand Baker valve gear. The locomotive was built by ALCO. Specifications: 28"x32" cylinders, 200 psi boiler pressure, 67,700 lbs. TE, 358,000 lbs engine without tender, 656,500 lbs engine and tender.
Chesapeake and Ohio number 2324 on a heavy freight drag, "The Merchant." The train is passing Northbound through Marion, Ohio en route for Toledo, Ohio. This is the image I used for the editing tutorial.
Canadian National Railways number 3800 was built by the Canadian Locomotive Compny, Ltd. A class S-4-a, the engine boasts 24"x30" cylinders, 63" drivers, and 265 psi boiler pressure. Weighing in at 609,500 lbs with tender, this locomotive exerted 56,200 lbs. tractive effort (TE).
Chesapeake and Ohio number 2344 on the head end of a Columbus-Marion (Ohio) way freight crossing the Erie at Marion,Ohio, Northbound.
Central Railroad of New Jersey number 818 on the cinder pit at Jersey City, New Jersey. Built by Baldwin, this engine had 27"x32" cylinders, 200 psi boiler pressure, 63" drivers, 550,000 lbs total weight, and exerted 63,000 lbs TE.
West Shore (New York Central) number 5124 on a fast freight at Medina, New York. The engine was built by ALCO.
Indiana Harbor Belt (New York Central) 412 at the C&NW yards in Chicago. Built by Lima in 1927, 412 is equipped with an Eleso feedwater heater, booster (trailing engine truck), power reverse, Baker valve gear, a mechanical stoker,and a Chambers front-end throttle valve. The IHB is a transfer route connecting all Chicago railroads. (It also runs behind my back yard!)
Chicago & Alton (Alton Road) 4347 at Peoria, Illinois. The engine is shown with the number designated by the B&O when that railroad acquired the Alton.
Southern Railway 4817 running light. Note the Worthington feed water heater/pump on the FM side of this ALCO.
Reading Company number 1701 on the cinder pit at Jersey City, New Jersey. Built by Baldwin in 1916, 1701 has 25"x32" cylinders delivering 60,800 lbs. of tractive effort at a weight of 496,425 lbs.
Seaboard Air Line Railroad engine 438 at Richmond, Virginia. This Baldwin has a Baker screw reverser, a booster truck,Vanderbilt tender, and front-mounted dual cross-compound air compressors.
Grand Trunk Western number 3740 on August 30th, 1933 at the roundhouse at Elsdon Yard, near 49th and Kedzie in Chicago. (The yard no longer exists.)
Lehigh Valley engine 482 heads up a fast 122 car freight near Buffalo, New York. This engine is equipped with a booster truck.
Chicago & Illinois Midland number 522 is a Lima-built locomotive.
All images Copyright 1995 Darryl Van Nort