Biggest, Best & Odd

Pennsylvania Railroad S1 #6100, One of a Kind

Pennsylvania Railroad S1 #6100, One of a Kind

The Pennsylvania Railroad tasked its Juniata Shops in Altoona with…

Pennsylvania Power & Light #4094, Largest Fireless Steam Locomotive

Pennsylvania Power & Light #4094, Largest Fireless Steam Locomotive

The evolution of railroad operations in the early 20th century…

Union Pacific #3985, A Challenger to the Big Boy

Union Pacific #3985, A Challenger to the Big Boy

Although American railroad operators have not used steam powered locomotives…

PRR #4483, Last Hippo and Largest Decapod Remaining?

PRR #4483, Last Hippo and Largest Decapod Remaining?

The Pennsylvania Railroad had mountains to cross and needed large,…

SP #4294, The Last Cab Forward
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SP #4294, The Last Cab Forward

While the Southern Pacific Railroad (SP) added the term ‘Cab…

N&W #1218, Powerful, Fast, and a Lone Survivor

N&W #1218, Powerful, Fast, and a Lone Survivor

Even near the end of the steam era and push…

Yellowstone Steam Locomotive, Move Over Big Boy (and Allegheny)

Yellowstone Steam Locomotive, Move Over Big Boy (and Allegheny)

The Yellowstone type steam locomotive often gets overlooked compared to…