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Chicago and NW Class E-4 by markkarvon Chicago and NW Class E-4 by markkarvon
Built in 1938 by the American Locomotive Company (ALCo), the Class E-4 Hudsons were meant to haul the Chicago & North Western Railroad's prestigious "400" trains. They were amongst the biggest Hudson type locomotives built; even larger than the New York Central's famous Hudsons. With six 84" drivers the Class E-4 was built for speed. The locomotives never had the chance to show their stuff on the "400" trains however as they were superceded by the new diesel locomotives that were coming into favor with railroads of the day. They did serve in grand fashion hauling other trains until they eventually were withdrawn from service in 1953. Sadly, all nine of the locomotives in the class met the scrapper's torch.
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Midway2009 Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
That is an awesome engine!
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markkarvon Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks.
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:iconmidway2009:
Midway2009 Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
your welcome
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amiga-32 Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2013
magnificent and such a shame no-one thought to preserve one.
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markkarvon Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks.
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amiga-32 Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2013
your welcome.
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ViewOnce Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Impressive! the detail is great.
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markkarvon Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you.
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dinodanthetrainman Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
this is great
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markkarvon Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks.
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