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No. 6402

Built in 1930 by the Baldwin locomotive Works. This locomotive hauled a passenger train between Chicago and Milwaukee on July 20, 1934, breaking the world's record for sustained high speed by steam power by averaging 92.07 miles per hour over a 53.58 mile stretch. Maximum speed attained on this run was 103.5 miles per hour. This locomotive was renumbered 127 in 1938.


Weight on Drivers   189,720 Lbs.

Total Weight

Locomotive and Tender

653,650 Lbs.
Steam Pressure   225 Lbs.
Driving Wheel Diameter 79 inches
Cylinder Size   26 in. x 28 in.
Tractive Effort   45,822 Lbs.
Heating Surface   4205 square feet
Superheating Surface   1815 sq. feet
Fuel   Coal
Length Overall   94 ft. 3 in.
No. 474

Class L2b


Built in 1923 by Baldwin locomotive Works. Originally numbered 8374. Renumbered as shown in photograph in 1938.


Cylinder Size 26 in. x 30 in.
Driving Wheel Diameter 63 inches
Boiler Pressure 200 Lbs.
Heating Surface 2924 square feet
Tender Water Capacity 10,000 gallons
Tender Coal Capacity 16 tons
Weight- Locomotive & Tender 485,770 Lbs.
Tractive Effort 54,723 Lbs.
Length Overall 80 ft. 8-1/4 in.
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