1948 Greenbrier 4-8-4. The last commercially built mainline passenger steam locomotive to be built in America. Locomotive number 614 had its last bolt tightened at the Lima Locomotive Works, Lima, OH in June of 1948 for the Chesapeake and Ohio Railroad.
Locomotive #614 is 16 feet tall, 112 feet long and weighs-in at 434 tons and develops about 5,000 horsepower and is capable of running at 120 miles per hour.
This recording is of #614 pulling about twenty-four passenger cars on a Hoboken, NJ to Port Jervis, NY round-trip excursions which ran from 1996-1998. Blowing whistle, passing Southbound through Mahwah, NJ.
Microphones: Left and Right: Shure SM-57s, 120 degrees, X/Y configuration; Center: AT-4041; Mixer: Shure FP-32; Recorder: Casio R-100 portable DAT.
SEE ACTUAL TRAIN PHOTO:
OFFICIAL CO614 WEBSITE: NO LONGER AVAILABLE ??
Info update: Nov. 5, 2010
URL info update: Mar. 7, 2012
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