Two big engines that couldn't

How a husky Missouri Pacific 0-8-0 came to the aid of road power on Kirkwood Hill
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Heading west from St. Louis, Missouri Pacific trains faced the 6-mile-long, 1-percent grade known as Kirkwood Hill. Normal train length was 100 cars, powered by one of the rebuilt 2101-class 4-8-4s and led by an ex-Wabash 2-10-2 helper locomotive. On...

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