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Chesapeake and Ohio Steam Turbine 502 Final by KirovRampager Chesapeake and Ohio Steam Turbine 502 Final by KirovRampager
This was a very hard but worthwhile project I used many photographs of this monster beauty for this project please tell me what you think ^^


This locomotive is a steam-turbine/electric; three were built. They had conventional coal-fired fire-tube boilers mounted backwards behind the cab and stretching back towards the tender. Steam was generated at the high pressure of 310 psi and fed to the turbine-generator. Power output was 6000hp, transmitted through eight traction motors. There were five bogies in a 2-C1-2-C1-B arrangement. Only the first three axles on the eight-wheel bogies were powered. The trailing bogie was powered, (hence that B) but the leading bogie and the one in the middle were not; the middle four-wheel bogie simply supported the large firebox. Coal was stored in a large hopper at the front of the loco, covered by a "streamlined" cowl. Water was carried in the trailing tender.

the whistles on these whoppers were a rare and extremely valuable whistle known as a three chime mailbox, only four were made. The locomotive's price though is astonishing, it equals two bigboys in price.
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fireloverr Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2014
awesome machine,good for Rigs of Rods :)
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dinodanthetrainman Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Beautiful! Where can I hear the whistle?
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KirovRampager Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
if I can find the clip of course
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dinodanthetrainman Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you! :)
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culdeefan4 Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
as long as people remember this locomotive the C&O's legacy will live on.
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UnknownJester Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2012
awesome it looks great! ^^
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ZeroRM Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2012
Talk about attention-seeking; you'd see this thing a mile away!
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KirovRampager Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
that and it is streamlined and can go 0 to 100mph in less than two minutes advantages to piston steam engines
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ZeroRM Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2012
Not bad considering its weight. Anyways, up to chat at the moment?
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TankaaKumawani Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
It wasn't a bad idea, but it was a bit ill-timed so it didn't get the chance to be debugged or produced in sufficient numbers. (Also, you can't run these to downtown train stations...which if you butterfly diesel locomotives somewhat, results in electric traction taking precedence. Yay electric traction!)
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