Sunday, March 7, 2021


 It's Steamy Sunday!  Today's post digs back quite a ways into the archives.  I saw a video recently about the B&O Railroad Museum in Baltimore Maryland and remembered I had some images from a visit there before I started to do a Blog.  Here is the firs locomotive from there with a view of a bit of the museum itself, it is housed in the original Roundhouse.

This is an Allegany type locomotive, meaning it is a 2-6-6-6 ( 2 pilot wheels, 2 sets of 6 drivers and 6 trailing wheels).  It competes for largest US locomotive with the UP Big Boy.  This is Chesapeake & Ohio Railroad locomotive 1604.  It was built in December of 1941.  This Allegheny type is only one of 2 remaining, the other is at the Henry Ford Museum in Dearborn Michigan and I had shared an image of it after I visited there.  It was donated to the B&O museum in 1986.  I believe this locomotive is now housed indoors.

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