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Erie Railroad P-1 Triplexe 2-8-8-8-2 Shirt

Erie Railroad P-1 Triplexe 2-8-8-8-2 Shirt


 Erie Railroad P-1 Triplexe 2-8-8-8-2 Shirt                  

  • Printed on Front
  • 100% Cotton Gildan 5.3 oz
  • Shirt Color - Gravel

Baldwin built the only three examples of the type for the Erie Railroad between 1914 and 1916.[1] The first was named Matt H. Shay, after a beloved employee of that road.[1] It could pull 650 freight cars.[2] The Erie Railroad scrapped their Triplexes from 1929, 1931, and 1933.[3] One 2-8-8-8-4 was also built, for the Virginian Railway, as No. 700, in 1916. This was class XA, so named due to the experimental nature of the locomotive. The 2-8-8-8-4 was unsuccessful because it only made a maximum speed of 3–5 miles per hour and had high maintenance costs. The XA was sent back to Baldwin Locomotive Works in 1920 to be converted to a 2-8-8-0 and a 2-8-2. These two engines were in service until 1953. Neither of the two engines were preserved.


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