Shutdown: Another 4-8-4

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Since I don’t have any better ideas, here’s a follow-on to engineered☞♫™☜’s post on the Northern 4-8-4 locomotive. The photo above is of Norfolk and Western Railway’s J class steam locomotive #611, also a 4-8-4 configuration. The N&W J class were built by their East End Shops in Roanoke, Virginia […]

Pushing Boundaries

Northern 4-8-4

That ominous presence is the Canadian National Railway’s 6213 steam locomotive. In use with the railway from 1942 to 1959, it covered over a million miles pulling passengers and freight across the continent. It represents the pinnacle of steam locomotive design — the Northern type locomotive.

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