1938 Denver & Rio Grande Western
NO. 1804 4-8-4
THIS NORTHERN type was one of five especially designed to handle
passenger traffic over the Continental Divide. The ruling grade
eastbound from Minturn to Tennessee Pass at the top of the divide
is 3.0 per cent and westbound from Pueblo to the pass it is 1.42
per cent. Over this Royal Gorge Route, a distance of 745 miles,
these 4-8-4's handled the Western Pacific's crack passenger trains
such as the Scenic Limited, operating at speeds up to 80 miles
an hour in the Salt Lake district.
Builder-Baldwin Locomotive Works
Cylinders-26" x 30"
Weight, total-477,360 lb.
Steam Pressure-285 lb.
Tractive Effort-67,200 lb.
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