Saturday, July 30, 2022

1907 Chicago & Alton 4-6-2 Pacific, World's Largest Engine

I normally don't write notes about just one locomotive. But this 1907 Pacific locomotive has to be a significant milestone in the development of steam power.

Dave Durnam posted
C&A 601, credited in this 1907 photo as the largest engine in the world, with Calvary in foreground mounted on horses. G.R. Lawrence, photographer.
Richard Fiedler: If I recall correctly this photo was taken at Brighton Park in Chicago.
Dave Durnam shared

Brian Falasz commented on Dave's post
Sans cavalry and horses.
[We can clearly see the 4-6-2 wheel arrangement for a Pacific locomotive.]

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