Steam locomotive profile: 4-6-2 Pacific

Chicago St. Paul Minneapolis Omaha Pacific 4-6-2 No. 602
The 4-6-2, or Pacific type, grew out of the need for a more powerful passenger locomotive.Like the earlier passenger-hauling 4-4-2, the 4-6-2 had a large, deep firebox located behind the rear driving wheels. The combination of a big grate and large f...

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