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Chesapeake and Ohio Mountain 4-8-2 Type Locomotives

Stock #: KB11048
Author: Karen Parker
Publisher: Chesapeake & Ohio Historical Society
Pages: 64

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This book is a history of the Chesapeake & Ohio's J-1 and J-2 Classes of Mountain type locomotives. In the Age of Steam, before the J-3 "Greenbrier" 4-8-4s were delivered in 1935, these locomotives were the railroad's most powerful passenger locomotives handling the name trains on the heavy grade portions of the C&O's main line between Hinton, W.VA. and Charlottesville, VA.  Even after the 4-8-4s came on the scene, the Mountains remained in passenger service, supplementing the newer engines right up till the end of steam in the 1950s. Soft cover.

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