RailPictures.Net Photo: SOU 1401 Southern Railway Steam 4-6-2 at Washington, District of Columbia by Ron Flanary
 
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Steam 4-6-2 (more..)
Smithsonian National Museum of American History (more..)
Washington, District of Columbia, USA (more..)
July 21, 2005
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SOU 1401 (more..)
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Locomotive Bling: When Southern Railway's Ps-4 Pacific number 1401 was cosmetically restored by a paint crew from a local auto body shop (under an outdoor shed in Alexandria) in 1961--in preparation for her enshrinement in the Smithsonian--it was decided to remove the rods and valve gear and have them chrome plated. Here's the engine's ultra-shiny right side eccentric crank, main rod and side rods on the main driver. Notice the Alemite grease fittings--one on the bearing linking the eccentic crank and rod, two on the main rod connection to the crank pin, and one on the side rod.
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