by Emmett R Smith
This articulated Yellowstone-type single-expansion 2-8-8-4 wasn’t real slick like the more engineered and beautifully intricate double-expansion 2-8-8-2 Norfolk & Western Y6b for example, but lots of railfen feel she was the best-looking one of a brawny load of BIG locomotives at the end of the last Steam Age, so here is a look at Baltimore & Ohio RR EM-1 #657, pounding the rails to powder back in Lorain, OH, in the Fall of 1957.
[Emmett R Smith
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[16 September 2009]