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Pocahontas Heavy Hauler by markkarvon Pocahontas Heavy Hauler by markkarvon

Built in 1942, Norfolk & Western’s Class Y6 locomotives were considered some of the best steam locomotives ever produced. Designed to haul heavy trains of coal from Appalachian coal fields, these articulated locomotives rank amongst the most powerful ever built. Able to the exert 166,000 lbs of starting tractive effort, two or three of these locomotives were often used to haul 175 car trains over the Appalachian Mountains. Norfolk & Western was rightly proud of their home-built machines and used them long after most railroads had converted to diesel. The subject of this print, #2156, was finally retired in 1959. She escaped the scrappers torch and is preserved at the Museum of Transportation in St. Louis, MO. Here she is shown at the head of a coal drag on the railroad's Pocahontas Division.

Want to know what these locomotives were like in action? Check this out: www.youtube.com/watch?v=zV8rA3…  Normally the fireman would not let the locomotive put out so much smoke. Knowing they are being filmed, I think they are putting on a good show.

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HearseGurl Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2014   Photographer
All your trains are so beautiful. You sir are very professional and one of the greats. :+fav:
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pearwood Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Beautifully done, like an old postcard.
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markkarvon Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you.
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mecengineer Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2014
so nice
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markkarvon Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you.
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slowdog294 Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2014  Professional General Artist
Magnificent. :winner:
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markkarvon Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you.
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slowdog294 Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2014  Professional General Artist
You are most welcome. :D
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inObrAS Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2014
Wonderful work! :clap:
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markkarvon Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you.
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