Chesapeake & Ohio Railroad
K-4 Class Kanawha type 2-8-4 Locomotives
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The Chesapeake and Ohio Railroad named this class of 2-8-4 locomotives after the river going through Charleston, WV that opened up the interior of the young United States to their markets. On most other railroads this wheel arrangement is known as a Berkshire instead of a Kanawha as on the C&O. They were built by ALCO for use on branches where the larger mallet types of the C&O were not necessary or could not travel due to weight or clearance restrictions. With 69" tall drivers these made the perfect dual use locomotive and were used as such by the road. This book shows all the details of the locomotives inside and out and includes a chapter showing the cab.
The way this unit is displayed at the National Museum of Transportation with 1 white and 1 green class light showing lets the viewer see how it would have appeared as either an Extra train or as a following Section of a Numbered/Named train
This book has 66 pages with 128 B&W photos
This book is spiral bound so it lays flat and has heavy duty,
full color, paper covers and is
8 1/2" tall and 5 1/2" wide.
Sample pages are below.
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