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Peter's Model Railroading | The PRR Chartiers Branch | Equipment
L1

Wheels:

2-8-2

PRR Class:

L1

Nickname:

"Mikado"

Purpose:

heavier freight

Built:

1914 through 1919

Builder:

PRR's Juniata Shops, and later Baldwin Locomotive Works

Total Built:

574

Pilot Wheels:

33"

Driver Wheels:

62"

Trailing Wheels:

50"

Coupled Length:

82'0"

Tractive Effort:

61,465lbf

The boiler on these engine is identical to the K4 engines.

On the Chartiers branch these were used for heavier freight, but weren't seen very often.

PRR #520 is one of the models preserved. It was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1979. It is kept at the Railroad Museum of Pennsylvania near Strasburg, PA.

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