Great Northern Railway Steam Feature for September 2017

Featured Great Northern Railway steam subjects for this September post include various locations in Minnesota:

  • GN #1983 – Kelly Lake, MN – 1953
  • GN #2001 – Minneapolis, MN – 8/1/55
  • GN #2015 – St. Paul, MN – 6/1/50
  • GN #2020 – Kelly Lake, MN – 1953
  • GN #2189 – St. Cloud, MN – 8/31/56
  • GN #2513 – St. Paul, MN – 6/1/40

All photos courtesy of Railroad Picture Archives.


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Canadian Corner: Canadian National Railway Steam Locomotives

Featured subjects on September’s Canadian Corner are Canadian National Railway steam locomotives in various Ontario locations:

  • CNR #3228 & #3282 – Lindsay, ON – 7/58
  • CNR #3518 – York Township, ON – 1959
  • CNR #5601 – Hanover, ON  – 1958
  • CNR #6184 – Port Credit, ON – 1958
  • CNR #6301 – Clarkson, ON – 1957
  • CNR #8421 – Bathurst St – Toronto, ON – 1958

All photos courtesy of Railpictures.ca.


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Jersey Central Lines Steam Feature for August 2017

Featured Jersey Central Lines steam subjects for this August post include various locations in New Jersey:

  • CNJ #30 – Newark, NJ – 8/50
  • CNJ #101 – Jersey City, NJ – 2/54
  • CNJ #752 – Aldene, NJ – 2/6/54
  • CNJ #754 – Aldene, NJ – 2/6/54
  • CNJ #758 – Aldene, NJ – 2/6/54
  • CNJ #774 – Red Bank, NJ – 7/11/54

All photos courtesy of Mr. John Dziobko, Jr., GodFatherRails.com.


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Canadian Corner: Canadian Pacific Railway Steam Locomotives

Featured subjects on August’s Canadian Corner post are Canadian Pacific Railway steam locomotives in various Ontario locations:

  • CPR #2228 – Galt, ON – 8/59
  • CPR #2232 & #2815 – West Toronto, ON Junction – 1958
  • CPR #2238 & #2804 – West Toronto, ON – 1958
  • CPR #882 – Cooksville, ON – 1957
  • CPR #5135 – Galt, ON – 1958
  • CPR Station – Galt, ON – 2/58

All photos courtesy of Railpictures.ca.


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Louisville & Nashville Railway Steam Feature for July 2017

Featured L&N Railway steam subjects this month include various locations throughout the historic and musical cities of New Orleans, Louisiana and Nashville, Tennessee:

  • L&N #245 – New Orleans, LA – 10/15/50
  • L&N #263 – New Orleans, LA – 6/15/51
  • L&N #264 – New Orleans, LA – 5/15/51
  • L&N #265 – New Orleans, LA – 6/6/48
  • L&N #269 – New Orleans, LA – 10/15/50
  • L&N #412 – Nashville, TN – 7/1/36
  • L&N #1279 – New Orleans, LA – 2/15/51
  • L&N #1580 – New Orleans, LA – 1/15/51

All photos courtesy of Railroad Picture Archives.


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Canadian Corner: Canadian National Railway Steam Locomotives

Featured subjects on July’s Canadian Corner are Canadian National Railway steam locomotives in various Ontario locations:

  • CNR #6201 – Mimico Yard – 1/60
  • CNR #6244 – Mimico Yard – 1959
  • CNR #6178 – Mimico Yard – 1959
  • CNR #6258 – Mimico Roundhouse – 1956
  • CNR #6233 & #6259 – West Toronto – 1958
  • CNR – Mimico Yards – 1956

All photos courtesy of Railpictures.ca.


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Nickel Plate Road Steam Feature for June 2017

Featured Nickel Plate Road steam subjects for this post are Berkshire locomotives in various Ohio and Illinois locations:

  • NKP #715 – Conneaut, OH – 1/1/60
  • NKP #744 – Chicago, IL – 6/6/58
  • NKP #750 – Chicago, IL – 1956
  • NKP #757 – Bellevue, OH – Date unknown
  • NKP #771 – Ohio – Late 1950’s
  • NKP #779 – Location & date unknown

The Class A-1 Berkshire is a 2-8-4 steam locomotive first built in 1925 by the Lima Locomotive Works. The design was initially intended to improve on the company’s USRA Mikado design (2-8-2), which was deemed to lack sufficient speed and horsepower. This was addressed by the inclusion of a larger, 100-square foot firebox that required an extra trailing axle, giving the locomotive its distinctive 2-8-4 wheel arrangement.

The Berkshire locomotive was so named for its testing location on the Berkshire Hills of the Boston & Albany Railroad. After the Class A-1 successfully outperformed a Class H-10 Mikado, the Boston & Albany Railroad became the first to order the new Berkshires. Over 600 were built by Lima Locomotive Works, the American Locomotive Company and Baldwin Locomotive Works. A total of nineteen different railroads purchased Berkshires, including the Erie Railroad, who owned 105 Berkshires, more than any other railroad; the Chesapeake & Ohio Railway, who nicknamed theirs the Kanawhas, and the Louisville & Nashville Railroad’s, whose locomotives were technically designed as Class M-1 but were referred to as “Big Emmas.”

Editor’s Note: Over the years, there has been quite a bit of speculation as to the immense power generated by a steam locomotive. In the attached link, Mr. Rich Melvin’s interview will interject some perspective on this long sought after answer.

 

All photos courtesy of Google; history excerpt courtesy of Wikipedia; video courtesy of Fort Wayne Railroad Historical Society via YouTube.


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