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

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)

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