Steam locomotive profile: 4-8-4 Northern

Northern Pacific 4-8-4 No. 2662
With the general speed-up of passenger train schedules in the 1920s, the need arose for a more powerful version of the 4-8-2. Although it had adequate adhesion, the 4-8-2 lacked the raw horsepower to accelerate a heavy train coming out of a sag or af...

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