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Monday, April 15, 2013

CN 5288 - Tennessee Valley Railroad Museum

CN 5288 - Tennessee Valley Railroad Museum

This Locomotive was built by the Montreal Locomotive Works in 1919 for the Canadian National Railroad. It is known as a "Pacific" locomotive, having a 4-6-2 wheel arrangement: four small guide wheels in front, six large driving wheels, and two small trailing wheels under the locomotive cab. The very large driving wheels betray this locomotive as a high-speed passenger engine. Freight locomotives has smaller wheels, which gave them more pulling power for the long freight trains, while passenger engines had large wheels, which gave them less pulling power for the shorter passenger trains, but higher speeds.

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