C&O "Allegheny type" No. 1604
C&O #1604 was built by Lima Locomotive Works in December of 1941. The railroad worked with Lima on the project in an effort to tackle its tough Allegheny M... (more)
Inside the cab of the monster: C&O 1604. The engineer that cracked the throttle of this locomotive started in motion twelve 67-inch drive wheels that delivered over 7,300 horsepower to the rails.... (more)
Mouth of the beast? Throat of the beast? This view of the tender, from the cab, shows the auger of the stoker. The coal would pass under the cab and into the firebox.
A close-up of the face of C&O Allegheny 1604. Unfortunately, this impressive engine is shoehorned into a buidling alongside other equipment in such a way that you can't really take her all in at ... (more)
This is the C&O Allegheny type at the B&O Railroad Museum. The sophistication of this locomotive is seen in the design of so many details. The high pressure steam pipes are a most usual configurat... (more)
This is the C&O Allegheny type at the B&O Railroad Museum. The sophistication of the steam piping on this locomotive is the most complex of any I have seen. A Big Boy looks relatively simple but s... (more)
C&O "Allegheny" 1604 on display indoors at the B&O railroad museum. The engine, which spent many years outdoors, has not been repainted but has been rubbed down with a special oil-based substance... (more)