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Lima Locomotives: Usatc S160 Class, Southern Pacific 4449, Pere Marquette 1225, Usra Light Mikado, Sncf Class 141r, Prr M1

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Published December 20th 2012
ISBN : 9781155771298
Paperback
50 pages
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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Pages: 49. Chapters: Atlanta and West Point 290, Baltimore and Ohio Class S, Berkshire locomotive, C&O 2755, Central of Georgia Big Apple, Chesapeake and Ohio 614, Hetch Hetchy 6, Illinois Central No. 1, Lima-Hamilton 2500HP Transfer Locomotive, Lima 750 and 800 hp switchers, Lima Locomotive Works, Lima LRS-1200, Lima LS-1000, Lima LS-1200, List of Lima-Hamilton diesel locomotives, MAV Class 411, Meadow River Lumber Company 1, Nickel Plate 765, Nickel Plate 779, NYC Hudson, NYC Mohawk, Pere Marquette 1223, Pere Marquette 1225, PRR B6, PRR E1, PRR E2, PRR H6, PRR H8, PRR L1s, PRR L6, PRR M1, SLSF 4018, SNCF Class 141R, Southern Pacific 1293, Southern Pacific 4449, Southern Pacific 4460, Southern Pacific class AC-9, Southern Pacific class GS-2, Southern Pacific class GS-3, Southern Pacific class GS-4, Southern Pacific class GS-5, Southern Pacific class GS-6, Texas and Pacific 610, USATC S160 Class, USATC S200 Class, USRA 0-8-0, USRA Heavy Mikado, USRA Light Mikado. Excerpt: The United States Army Transportation Corps S160 Class is a class of 2-8-0 Consolidation steam locomotive designed for use in Europe during World War II for heavy freight work. A total of 2,120 were built and they worked on railroads across the world, including Africa, Asia, all of Europe and South America. During the 1930s, the United States Army Transportation Corps approved update of a Baldwin Locomotive Works World War I design in contingency for war transportation, to create the S159 Class. During the period of World War Two when America was neutral, the government of Franklin D. Roosevelt approved the Lend-Lease supply to the United Kingdom of the S200 Class, designed specifically to fit into the restricted British loading gauge. With Americas entry to World War Two, the USATC needed a developed design from which to create a volume of locomotive power for the wrecked railways of Europe, which they could use to deploy military hardware and civilian goods. Hence the design created by Maj. J. W. Marsh from the Railway Branch of the Corps of Engineers learnt from both previous locomotives, designed on austerity principles and built using methods which created efficient and fast construction speed over long life, such as axlebox grease lubricators and rolled plates preferred to castings. With cast frames and cast wheels, the front two driving axles were sprung independently from the rear two driving axles to allow for running on poor quality track. The larger tender layout was derived from the similar design for the WD Austerity 2-8-0, with the coal bunker inset above the water tank to improve visibility when running backwards. 800 locomotives were constructed in 1942/3 in thirteen batches, split between ALCO, Baldwin and Lima Locomotive Works. Shipped to South Wales and dispatched from the GWR locomotive depot at Newport, Ebbw Junction, the first 43 locomotives were transferred to the LNER works at Doncaster for completion, and later running in over the East Coas