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Description and Location

ca. 1946-48

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."

Transportation Category

Railroads and Railroad Stations

Media Format

photographic print


Chesapeake and Ohio Railroad, railroad locomotives, railroads, steam engines, The George Washington