RailPictures.Net Photo: CO 490 Chesapeake & Ohio (C&O) Steam 4-6-4 at Baltimore, Maryland by Mitch Goldman
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Chesapeake & Ohio (C&O) (more..)
Steam 4-6-4 (more..)
B&O Railroad Museum (more..)
Baltimore, Maryland, USA (more..)
February 28, 2016
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CO 490 (more..)
Mitch Goldman (more..)
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C&O #490

On the outside looking in - no doubt I had the same reaction that Jon Wright had upon discovery that a favorite locomotive had been moved outdoors, behind the closed doors of the North Machine Shop at the B&O Railroad Museum. This streamline 4-6-4 Hudson, know also as a "Yellow Belly" (a full view can be seen here) actually started out as a 4-6-2 Pacific and was built by Alco way back in 1926.

"Shortly after the end of the war, in 1946, the C&O decided to upgrade their passenger service. The C&O was primarily a coal-hauler and therefore wanted to improve steam locomotive technology. They developed a new luxury liner between Washington and Cincinnati named the "Chessie." The new liner was to be powered by experimental steam-turbine-electric locomotives. In addition, the C&O's Huntington shops rebuilt the No. 490 and the other 4-6-2s into 4-6-4 "Hudsons." The new locomotives had roller bearings, front-end throttle, high-speed booster, cross counterbalance, and the Franklin system of steam distribution." - from the B&O Railroad Museum's web site.

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