Chesapeake & Ohio K-4 2-8-4 Steam Locomotives
by Thomas W. Dixon, Jr.
80-pages, softbound, 120 illustrations - 100 pound - glossy paper.
Complete history of the C&O's famous K-4 Kanawha types, probably the most versatile of all C&O steam classes. Operated between 1943 and 1956, they handled fast freight, mainline coal trains, branch line coal trains, local freights, and passenger trains on almost every part of the C&O system. This book gives diagrams of all orders encompassing the 90 locomotives, an HO scale mechanical drawing by Bob Hundman, and detailed history of the operations of these engines throughout their lives, illustrated by over 110 photos. Map and many tables of specifications are included. This is the complete story.
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