Wednesday, July 9, 2014

C&O Locomotive 614

Clifton Forge, Virginia 

On display at the C&O Railway Heritage Center,  614 is a 4-8-4, J3-a Greenbriar class steam locomotve. Designed to pull C&O's premier passenger trains, she is 16ft high, 112ft long, weighs some 434 tons. The locomotive develops 5000 horsepower and is capable of speeds up to 100 miles per hour.

614 was the last of 12 Greenbriar class locomotives delivered to C&O by Lima Locomotive Works. Built in 1948 and retired in 1952, she is the only surviving example of the Greenbriar class.


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