Northern/Greenbrier/Confederation/Poconos/Dixie/Potomac/Niagara/ Engines 4-8-4 were among the most modern and powerful locomotives built. Used both as fast passenger and fast freight service, it was considered the ultimate in non-articulated steam power. The UP844 was never retired from the roster and still pulls passenger excursions. It even helped push a diesel freight after one of the diesel units broke down. (The diesel engineer did not know what was pushing until after arriving at the destination).
Locomotive Information Engine Type: 4-8-4 Engine No. 614 Road Name: Chesapeake & Ohio Owner: Bruce Hamilton Builder: Bruce Hamilton Year Built or Finished: Completed in 1997 Scratch Built or Kit: Scratch built with fabricated cylinders Specs: Track Gauge: 7-1/2" track 1.6" scale Length of Engine: Length of Tender: Weight: Engine 1475lbs Fuel: Coal Driver Dia. Cylinder Bore and Stroke: Working Pressure: 120psi Comments: (History, time to build, previous owners, comments on original locomotive)