Pacing C & O #614 At Full Speed

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Built for hauling heavy high speed express passenger trains over long hauls, this locomotive is a classic!

At 79 Mph, the C&O #614 is seen here on the former Erie Railroad mainline hauling an excursion train between Hoboken, New Jersey, and Port Jervis, New York.

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Built by the Lima Locomotive Works in Lima, Ohio, in 1948, the C&O #614 was one of the last commercially built steam locomotives in United States.

The Chesapeake & Ohio Railway ordered a total of 25 of these 4-8-4 type locomotives beginning in 1935. Eventually 4-8-4 configuration locomotives became known as “Northerns” as they were initially used exclusively by the Northern Pacific Railroad!

 

Built mainly as a passenger locomotive for C&O’s first class passenger trains, the C&O 614 is the only surviving locomotive out of the original 25 built!

Quick Facts

  • Train Name: Greenbrier type locomotive #614 (Northern)
  • Power type: 4-8-4 Steam Locomotive Class J-3
  • Train type: Passenger
  • Driver Diameters: 74 inches
  • Maximum speeds: able to pull 26 passenger cars at 79 mph
  • Locomotive and tender weight: 865,530 lbs

Let us know if you have ever seen this great engine up close or have had the opportunity to take an excursion! We would love to hear comments!

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