Steam locomotive profile: 2-6-6-6 or Allegheny

Chesapeake & Ohio 2-6-6-6 Allegheny No. 1603
In 1940, the Chesapeake & Ohio needed new locomotives to meet a burgeoning demand for transportation. Its biggest engines were a fleet of single expansion 2-8-8-2s, purchased in the mid-1920s to haul coal on its line across the Alleghenies, where...

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