Berkshires are locomotives of the 2-8-4 wheel arrangement based on Whyte's system.
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Missouri Pacific engine number1917 taking on coal at Kansas City, Missouri.
Lima built this engine in 1930 with 28"x30" cylinders, 63" drivers, & 240 lbs. boiler pressure.The engine weighs 412.200 lbs. without the tender and produces 69,400 lbs. tractive effort.
Erie Railroad 3389 bucking Greenville Hill grade in Greenville, Pennsylvania withfast manifest symbol freight MN5 Eastbound, 89 cars.
This Lima locomotive is one of 105 engines of its type on the Erie.
Boston & Maine super Berk 4010 breasting Lincoln Grade in Massachusetts at the head end of the123 car "RB2."
Built by Lima in 1928, the engine sports a coffin feed water heater.
Note the dog challenging the engine!
Boston & Maine 4019 at the roundhouse.
Erie Railroad Lima 3393 getting a run on the Marion, Ohio hill Eastbound on an 89 carmanifest freight about to cross the C&O diamond.
This engine's booster is engaged and sanders are working!
Boston and Albany 1445 running light near Boston, Mass. The B&A classed this Lima as M-1-a.
She sports 28"x30" cylinders and 63" drivers. Weighing in (without tender) at 385,000 lbs., this engineproduces 69,400 lbs. tractive effort or 82,600 lbs. with the booster cut in. Factor of adhesion is 3.58.
Illinois Central number7008 apparently at some show (world's fair?). This Lima has an extremely largeboiler, type E superheaters, Elesco feed water heater, limited cutoff, and a trailing truck booster.
Specifications include 28"x30" cylinders, 63" drivers, and 240 psi steam pressure. The Firebox is a huge150.125" x 96.25". The engine wheel base is 41'8". Total weight in working order is 389,000 lbs.Tractive effort is 69,400 lbs. without booster, or 73,000 lbs. with booster.
All images Copyright 1995 Darryl Van Nort