Monday, June 20, 2011

Blue Ridge Super Power

The Virginian Railway was a small railroad built for one primary purpose, coal hauling operations. The railroad was exceptionally well designed and built and operated many large and high horsepower locomotives to move coal from the mines through the Blue Ridge Mountains to the east coast of Virginia. One such locomotive was a virtual copy of the Chesapeake & Ohio 2-6-6-6- Allegheny. Manufactured by Lima Locomotive Works, this locomotive has become famous as being one of the most powerful reciprocating steam locomotives ever built. The Virginian called the type the Class AG 2-6-6-6 "Blue Ridge". This print depicts this icon of steam doing what she was designed to do.

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