Owner: Richmond Fredericksburg & Potomac
Model:BLW 4-8-4Built As:RFP 555 (4-8-4)
Serial Number:61978Order No:
Frame Number:Built:4/1936
Notes:1936, "General J.E. Johnson"
Other locos with this serial:  RFP 555(4-8-4)
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RFP 4-8-4 #555, "General J.E. Johnson" - Richmond, Fredericksburg & Potomac
Title:  RFP 4-8-4 #555, "General J.E. Johnson" - Richmond, Fredericksburg & Potomac
Description:  This is another fine example of the 1936 Baldwin built 4-8-4 "Generals" class locomotive, this one named after Virginia's Civil War Generals, J.E. Johnson". According to one source, "Amazingly, they (the 4-8-4's) were several inches too wide to properly clear the tunnels in Washington. More importantly they had too heavy of an axle-load to traverse the Long Bridge. These two factors forever consigned these beautiful engines to the Virginia side of the river and freight service. Although they were pressed into emergency passenger service on occasion, they always stayed on the south side of the river." Specifics - 77" drivers, 275 psi boiler pressure, 27x30" cylinders, 466,040 lb engine weight, 66,391 lb tractive effort. No date, location or photographer was listed for this beautiful photograph.
Photo Date:  6/1/1942  Upload Date: 11/2/2014 8:29:23 AM
Location:  Unknown, NY
Author:  Gary Everhart
Categories:  Roster,Steam,Action
Locomotives:  RFP 555(4-8-4)
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