||CB&Q 2-8-0 Class D-4-A 1919
||Chicago Burlington & Quincy Railroad 2-8-0 Class D-4-A 1919, unknown location but likely Schenectady, New York, September 1903, photo by the Schenectady Works of the American Locomotive Company, Chuck Zeiler collection. Built in September 1903 by the Schenectady Works of Alco as #1919 (c/n 27733), it was renumbered in 1904 to #3174. In 1902 the Burlington placed an order for 100 2-8-0 type locomotives, 75 to be built by Alco, and 25 by Baldwin. These were the heaviest locomotives on the Burlington at the time, the Alco's weighing 201,000 pounds, and the Baldwin's weighing 199,540 pounds. They featured a straight top boiler, a large radial stayed firebox completely above the rear drivers with a 54 square foot grate area, fired through two separate doors on a sloping backhead. Working pressure was 200 psi. The driver diameter was 57 inches, the cylinders measured 22 X 28 inches with 12 inch piston valves actuated by Stephenson motion. Note the piston rod extension next to the pilot truck providing front bearing support. Most, if not all, of the piston rod extensions were later removed. This particular locomotive was retired in November 1929.
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||American Locomotive Company
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