Home
Locomotives
Construction
Passenger
Freight
Specialty
Stations
Subways
Museums
Live Steam
Links
 

 

Locomotives
Steam Engines 1Steam Engines 2Steam Engines 3Steam Engines 4Electric Engines

 

When we think of locomotives of the past, we usually think of steam engines. Those certainly are the ones that fascinate us. But diesel and electric engines also have a long history and you'll find examples of each here. These pictures are taken from Railroad Scenes from Shop and Road in the 1917 edition of The Wonder Book of Knowledge. The captions are reproduced from the book.


New York Central Electric Locomotive


Pennsylvania Railroad Electric Locomotive

Two of the best known types of electric locomotive. The New York Central type is 43 feet long, 14 feet 9 inches high, and weighs 230,000 pounds. It is equipped with four 550-horsepower motors and has a maximum speed of 60  miles per hour. The Pennsylvania type is the latest development. It is built in two halves for flexibility and either half may be replaced during repairs. The complete unit weighs 157 tond, is 64 feet 11 inches long, and the motors have a combined horsepower of 4000, giving a draw-bar pull of 79,200 pounds, and a speed of 60 miles per hour.
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Vintage Railroads is copyright by Break Out Publishing. All rights reserved.