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Owner: Milwaukee Road
Model:Alco 4-4-2Built As:MILW 2 (4-4-2)
Serial Number:68685Order No:
Frame Number:Built:5/1935
Notes:5/1935
Other locos with this serial:  MILW 2(4-4-2)
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MILW 4-4-2 #2 - Chicago, Milwaukee, St Paul & Pacific
Title:  MILW 4-4-2 #2 - Chicago, Milwaukee, St Paul & Pacific
Description:  Proud face that made the 4-4-2 wheel arrangement famous. According to one online source - Among the last 4-4-2s to be built, the engine had high drivers and a brightly colored, air-smoothed casing. Although seemingly lightweight, the four oil-fired engines developed over 3,000 cylinder horsepower and kept a 6 1/4 hour schedule over the 408-mile run between Chicago and Minneapolis with 9 cars. Alfred Bruce gives further details about the design: "The Hiawatha engines had their main rods connected to the front axle and were remarkably stable riding." He adds that this quartet were among the first to press a conventionally staybolted boiler to 300 psi. He also notes that the streamlining fairing proved very effective in protecting the crew and the train from wandering livestock. One of the four, traveling at 100 mph, hit a cow and sent it "sailing out over the telephone wires along one side of the right of way." All of the cow's bones were broken, he observes, but the hide was intact. Gene Connelly photo
Photo Date:  8/3/1948  Upload Date: 11/15/2019 6:05:46 AM
Location:  Chicago, IL
Author:  Gary Everhart
Categories:  Roster,Yard,Steam
Locomotives:  MILW 2(4-4-2)
Views:  54   Comments: 0
MILW 4-4-2 #2 - Chicago, Milwaukee, St Paul & Pacific
Title:  MILW 4-4-2 #2 - Chicago, Milwaukee, St Paul & Pacific
Description:  Beautiful example of an early streamlined steam locomotive but now near its end. Alfred Bruce (The Steam Locomotive in America, 1952, 292-293) describes the performance of this Alco product as: "Their ample boiler capacity, 19 x 28 cylinders, 84" drivers, and 300 psi made them about the highest-speed steam locomotive engines ever constructed. During the time-schedule stabilizing runs, the hand of the speed indicator was often reported against the pin at 128 miles per hour. Exactly what maximum speed was reached is not known - but it was plenty!" For comparison, 128 mph is two miles per hour faster than the 126 mph the LNER's Mallard achieved in 1937 for the highest officially recognized speed posted by a steam locomotive. Chas. K. Willhoft photo
Photo Date:  8/3/1950  Upload Date: 11/15/2019 6:05:41 AM
Location:  Milwaukee, WI
Author:  Gary Everhart
Categories:  Roster,Yard,Steam
Locomotives:  MILW 2(4-4-2)
Views:  67   Comments: 0
MILW 2 No Date No Location
Title:  MILW 2 No Date No Location
Description: 
Photo Date:  1/1/2005  Upload Date: 3/15/2005 4:14:34 PM
Location:  Scottsdale, AZ
Author:  ?
Categories: 
Locomotives:  MILW 2(4-4-2)
Views:  1779   Comments: 0
MILW #2
Title:  MILW #2
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Photo Date:  12/8/2014  Upload Date: 10/23/2019 2:17:15 AM
Location:  Unknown, US
Author:  Unknown
Categories:  Steam,Passenger,Action
Locomotives:  MILW 2(4-4-2)
Views:  28   Comments: 0


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