CNJ 4-8-0C #469 - Central RR of New Jersey         
As camelback locomotives go, this was a brute but was well suited to the hilly CNJ landscape while hauling coal. Built by Brooks (Alco) in 1899, it was well suited to burn the anthracite fuel in its wide Wooten firebox (123" long by 97" wide) which needed two firemen to stoke its hungry mouth. CNJ renumbered their class so this was actually built at #454. More than half retired before WWII with the last of the class scrapped in 1948 (#465). Specs - K-1 class, 55" drivers, 200 psi boiler pressure, 21x32" cylinders, engine weight of 201,000 lb, tractive effort of 43,619 lb. Rebuilt and superheated by the CNJ shops between 1921-24. The photo is from the Bob Lorenz collection and the date is approximate.
Date: 6/1/1940 Location: Bethlehem, PA   Map Show Bethlehem on a rail map Views: 107 Collection Of:   Gary Everhart
Locomotives: CNJ 469(4-8-0) CNJ 469(4-8-0)    Author:  Gary Everhart
CNJ 4-8-0C #469 - Central RR of New Jersey
Picture Categories: Roster,Yard,Steam This picture is part of album:  CNJ 4-8-0 #469 Camelback
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Jim Ford General Not gonna grow up to be a swan. Marvelous engine. 3/10/2019 10:41:29 PM

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