The H-8 class Allegheny was C&O’s ultimate Super Power locomotive and has been treated in countless articles and books, however, nothing has been in print on this important locomotive for 20 years. This book contains material originally researched by Gene Huddleston and many other prominent locomotive and C&O historians. Additional material has been added and the resulting text gives the reader a complete and thorough understanding of this iconic C&O engine. Over 100 photographs include many which have never been published in any venue before. Also included are drawings and tables which help tell the story of the fabulous years from 1942 to 1956 when these giants were the backbone of C&O’s motive power fleet.
The Allegheny has been the center of controversy and contention as to its place in the history of steam locomotive development and continues to be of interest to railfans, modelers, and historians interested in the history of technology. Arguably, this locomotive was the pinnacle of the steam art in railway motive power. Hardbound, 128 pages, 100 pound coated paper.