Description and Location
C&O Railroad streamlined engine No. 490 with tender at the Huntington yard.
A coal-burning steam engine, it was the first streamlined engine on the Chesapeake & Ohio Railway. Rebuilt in the railroad's own shops at Huntington, W.Va.
This is a 4-6-4 steam engine.
Newspaper article says originally built in 1926 as a 4-6-2, but converted to 4-6-4 in 1946.
Pulled passenger trains No’s 1 & 2, "The George Washington."
Railroads and Railroad Stations
Chesapeake and Ohio Railroad, railroad locomotives, railroads, steam engines, The George Washington