Was the Allegheny more powerful than the Big Boy?

The 2-6-6-6 carried nearly as much weight on its trailer truck as the total engine weight of a Southern class Ks 2-8-0, and N&W's entire class M 4-8-0 weighed only about three tons more. So the Allegheny did, indeed, beat the A's horsepower figure.

How much does the heaviest locomotive weigh?

A Big Boy locomotive along with its tender weighed about 604 tons and measured more than 132 feet (40 metres) in length.

How much does a 4014 locomotive weigh?

1.2 million pounds4014 is the only one operating today. The Big Boys were about 133 feet long and weigh 1.2 million pounds. Because of their great length, the frames of the Big Boys are “hinged,” or articulated, to allow them to negotiate curves.

How much horsepower did the Union Pacific Big Boy have?

6,200 horsepowerThe trend toward size and power culminated in the 1.2 million pound, 6,200 horsepower 4-8-8-4 "Big Boy." The "Big Boys" were built for power. They did the work of three smaller engines, pulling 120-car, 3800 ton freight trains at forty miles per hour in the mountains of Utah and Wyoming.

How many Allegheny locomotives are left?

2 AllegheniesOnly 2 Alleghenies survive: 1601, here at The Henry Ford, and 1604, at the Baltimore & Ohio Railroad Museum in Baltimore, Maryland.

What was the heaviest steam locomotive ever built?

How much did the Berkshire steam locomotive weigh?

The Class S-1 locomotives weighed 443,000 pounds, the Class S-2 weighed 457,500 pounds, the Class S-3 weighed 461,000 pounds and the Class S-4 weighed 468,800 pounds. This fleet of 105 "Berkshires" changed the Erie from a classic drag freight operation to a fast freight railroad in just two years.

What is the largest up locomotive?

4014 is the world's largest operating steam locomotive.

How much did it cost to rebuild Big Boy 4014?

“Nobody ever thought that a Big Boy would be restored to operation. Ever.” Union Pacific hasn't said how much the restoration cost, but Wrinn estimated at least $4 million based on similar restorations.

How much horsepower did the Allegheny locomotive have?

7,500 horsepowerAllegheny Steam Locomotive, 1941Among the largest and most powerful steam locomotives ever built, it weighed 1.2 million pounds with its tender and could generate 7,500 horsepower.

How much did the Allegheny steam locomotive weigh?

approximately 771,000-lbs.The Allegheny is 125-ft long, 11-ft 2-in wide, 16-ft 5 ½-in tall and weighs approximately 771,000-lbs. It could pull 160 coal cars, each with a 60-ton load, and if only pulling passenger cars, could run at 60 mph.

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