Sunday, August 9, 2020
It's another Steamy Sunday! It's also another image from the neat National Museum of Transportation in the suburb of Kirkwood Missouri just outside of St. Louis. This is Chicago & Illinois Midland Railroad 551. This locomotive is a Mikado type wheel arrangement, a 2-8-2 and was built by Lima locomotive Works in 1928. It was used to haul coal to Commonwealth Edison power plants. The locomotive it is sitting next to is a somewhat interesting diesel locomotive called the Silver Charger, a streamlined one similar to the more famous Silver Zephyr.