The N&W 2-8-8-2s hauled coal and fast freights up to the very end of steam in the fall of 1960. N&W was the last hold-out for steam against the wave of post-WWII dieselization in the US. Most railroads abandoned the compound articulated design in the mid-1920s in favour of the simple (single expansion) articulated design, and except on the N&W the big Mallets were confined to slow drag freights, hump yards, and coal mine shifters. But N&W refined the design up to the last of the new Y-6bs in 1952, using them on all types of heavy trains in defiance of the proven efficiencies of diesels. This book explores their fascinating history. Numerous B&W and 1 colour photograph. 1 map. 1993 TLC. Softcover, slight shelf wear. Inside in very good condition. Out of print. 60pp. N1-NR2Z-Z0ZJ
Norfolk & Western Railway's Magnificent Mallets The Y Class 2-8-8-2s (Warden)
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