Strasburg Railroad Triple Play
The Strasburg Railroad on October 23, 2017 photo run featuring engines 89, 90, and 475!.
Quick facts about the Great Western #90
- Builder: Baldwin Locomotive Works – 1924
- Locomotive weight: 212,000 lbs.
- Boiler pressure: 200psi
- tractive effort: 48,960 lbf
- maximum speed: 50 mph
- configuration: 2-10-0 wheel arrangement – Decapod type
CN engine #89 was originally built by the Canadian Locomotive Company in Kingston, Ontario, for the Grand Trunk Railway, which was eventually merged into the Canadian National Railway.
Quick facts about Ol’ CN 89
- Whyte notation 2-6-0 Mogul type wheel arrangement. The 2 leading wheels are one axle and mounted directly to the locomotives frame.
There were no trailing wheels behind the 6 driving wheels.
- Locomotive weight: 141,800 lbs.
- build date: 1910
- tractive effort: 26,300 lbf
Built in 1906, the Strasburg Railroad #475 is the only 4-8-0 locomotive in operating condition in the United States!
The #475 regularly serves the surrounding farming communities with affordable rail transport.
The Norfolk & Western #475 locomotive is:
- built by Baldwin Locomotive Works
- Build date 1906
- Now owned by Strasburg Railroad
- Has driver diameters of 56 inches
Let us know if you have ridden behind one of these great locomotives! We would love to hear about your experience!