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I1

 

Wheels:

2-10-0

PRR Class:

I1

Nickname:

"Decapod", "Hippo"

Purpose:

heavy freight

Built:

1916 through 1923

Builder:

PRR's Altoona Machine Shops, and later Baldwin Locomotive Works

Total Built:

598

Pilot Wheels:

33"

Driver Wheels:

62" (#3 was blind/un-flanged)

Engine Length:

49'3"

Tender Length:

30'7"

Coupled Length:

81'9"

Tractive Effort:

90,000lbf

Top Speed:

50mph

Plusses:

very powerful

Minuses:

slow, hard-riding

On the Chartiers branch these were occasionally seen pulling heavy freight, mostly long coal drags. Photographic evidence of a train double-headed by two I1 engines appeared in the PRRT&HS The Keystone (Vol. 48, No. 1).

PRR #4483 is preserved at the Western New York Railway Historical Society, Hamburg, NY

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