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0227: Marshall University Regional Photograph Collection
Marshall University Archives and Special Collections
C&O RR engine No. 490 with tender, b&w. Note with this photo reads: Locomotive 490, a coal-burner, is the first streamlined engine on the Chesapeake & Ohio Railway. Rebuilt in the road's own shops at Huntington, W.Va., it is jacketed in stainless steel. This is a 4-6-4 steam engine. Newspaper article says originally built in 1926 as a 4-6-2, but converterd to 4-6-4 in 1946. Pulled passenger trains Nos 1 & 2, "The George Washington."
Subject Terms: Chesapeake and Ohio Railroad Railroad locomotives Railroads
"C&O RR Engine No. 490 with tender" (1946). 0227: Marshall University Regional Photograph Collection. 107.