Engineer's side

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Identifier

NG502015

Title

Engineer's side

Subject

Steam Locomotive

Description

Let us not forget the small engine and the important role it has in the process of bringing in revenue. It ventures out onto the frail iron of branches and spurs and twists itself around the sharp corners of industrial tracks, switching out the 'putbacks' and the 'takeouts', while always deferring to the big fellows as they wheel disdainfully past on the manifest runs. The little ones may pride themselves with the very valid notion that, in. giving shippers a switch and delivering vital consignments and empties at the desired time, they have as much to do with keeping the business on the rails as any part of the operation. The trim little 1877 pictured above is one of these 'trusties'. It is a light U.S.R.A. 2-8-2, class H-6a, one of almost 150 which found their way to the NYC after World War I. The H-6 and the Central's own H-5 class were the chief purveyors on the NYC of the kind of services mentioned above.

Creator

Jeremy Taylor

Contributor

Jeremy Taylor

Format

2-1/4x3-1/4 neg

Date Created

5/1956

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Sub-Subject

2-8-2

Negative Number

423

Class-Lot

H-6a

Road Number

#1877

Builder

Lima

Location

Shelby St., Indianapolis, IN

Citation

Jeremy Taylor, “Engineer's side,” New York Central System Historical Society, accessed July 13, 2024, https://nycshs.omeka.net/items/show/85910.

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