Train no. CC-3

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NG502021

Title

Train no. CC-3

Subject

Steam Locomotive

Description

In the 18 miles between Wade, the tower at the vost end of Riverside Yard, and Lawrenceburg Junction, the main line of the Indiana Division curves through the Ohio River valley on an almost level gradient. In the next 17 miles between Lawrenceburg Junction and a point just east of Sunman, however, the railroad rises more or less consistently at a rate of 55 feet per mile until it has reached the plateau of southeastern Indiana. Excepting those on the B&A, Adirondack, and Pennsylvania Divisions, this grade of 1.05% is one of the most rugged on the notoriously level NYC System. Certainly in the years from 1954 through 1956, with the abovementioned territories completely dieselized, it presented more pyrotechnics in steam than any other area on the Central. This photograph shows engines 2818 and 3011 thundering through the cut at Code, about three miles below the summit, with the 68 cars of no. 93, the Sharon-Indianapolis manifest. This relatively light train (51 loads and 17 empties, 3185 tons) was hustled up the hill in about 30 minutes.

Creator

Jeremy Taylor

Contributor

Jeremy Taylor

Format

2-1/4x3-1/4 neg

Date Created

Summer 1954

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Sub-Subject

4-8-2

Negative Number

470

Class-Lot

L-2c, L-3a

Road Number

#2818, #3011

Builder

Alco-Schen

Location

Code, IN

Citation

Jeremy Taylor, “Train no. CC-3,” New York Central System Historical Society, accessed June 19, 2024, https://nycshs.omeka.net/items/show/85922.

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