Owner: Kansas City Southern
Model:Alco 2-8-0Built As:KCS 495 (2-8-0)
Serial Number:40173Order No:200000
Frame Number:22X30 cylinders, 55" driversBuilt:7/1906
Notes:Pittsburgh, 7/1906, class E-3
Other locos with this serial:  KCS 495(2-8-0)
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KCS 2-8-0 #495 - Kansas City Southern
Title:  KCS 2-8-0 #495 - Kansas City Southern
Description:  Fairly nice original photo of Kansas City Southern 2-8-0 Consolidation #495 built by Alco-Pittsburgh in July of 1906. Specs - serial #40173, class E-3, 55" drivers, 200 psi boiler pressure, 22x30" cylinders, 205,500 lb, tractive effort of 44,880 lb. Most of the class was upgraded by KCS shops with superheaters after tests proved a resounding success. The website www.steamlocomotive.com states - "In round trips over the same route, the #477 (superheated test loco) took 15% less time, burned 23.1% less coal per mile (still a hefty 151.25 lb /68.6 kg) and consumed 33.5% less water (down to 46.3 lb/21 kg or about 5.6 US gallons)." Photo by H. E. Valentine
Photo Date:  8/24/1939  Upload Date: 5/6/2019 8:39:40 AM
Location:  Port Arthur, TX
Author:  Gary Everhart
Categories:  Roster,Yard,Steam
Locomotives:  KCS 495(2-8-0)
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