Texas type are locomotives with the 2-10-4 wheel arrangement based on Whyte's system.
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Texas Pacific 646 gets some TLC.
Chicago Great Western's 864 fireman takes a breather.
Chesapeake and Ohio 3007 was built by Lima in 1930. This locomotive is equipped with29"x34" cylinders, is 99.5' long, weighs 566,000 lbs. without the tender and exerts93,350 lbs. tractive effort without the booster. The booster increases this to 106,584 lbs.
Another large Chesapeake & Ohio Texas, number 3030 at Russel, Kentucky. These engines were used on the HockingValley Division of the C&O to haul the heavy coal trains from Toledo, Ohio and Russel, Kentucky from which the C&O dervied most of its freight revenue. These enginesare equipped with Baker Screw Reverse, Worthington feedwater heaters, and large tenders.Each tender could carry 23,500 gallons of water and 30 tons of coal.
C&O number3032 on a 167 car coal train at speed through Marion, Ohio on theHocking Valley division of the C&O. This locomotive is the most powerful 2-cylinderlocomotive in the world (at the time the photo was taken). This particular train isfrom Toledo, Ohio heading Southbound for Columbus, Ohio.
These C & O Texas coal haulers have real power. Here is number 3038 handling 212 high-capacity coal empties out of Marion, Ohio.Lima built all 40 of these type engines for the C&O at a price of $140,000 each.
Central Vermont 707 was built by ALCO and is equipped with an Elesco feed water heater. At the time of the photo, this was the largest engine in New England.
A Builder's photograph of Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe number 5000 brings up the markers on the Texas type locomotives.
All images Copyright 1995 Darryl Van Nort