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CB&Q O5b Northern

$4.00 $3.00

Features

  •  3 Part Echo Whistle
    3 Part Echo Whistle
  •  Alpha Running Numbers
    Alpha Running Numbers
  •  Bill & Steve Cab Figures
    Bill & Steve Cab Figures
  •  Blueprint Design
    Blueprint Design
  •  Multiple Outside Views
    Multiple Outside Views
  •  Photographic Texturing
    Photographic Texturing

Description

The Chicago, Burlington & Quincy Railroad bought eight 4-8-4 Northerns from the Baldwin Locomotive Works in 1930. They were designated Class O5 and saw duty in both freight and passenger service. The CB&Q was very pleased with the Class O5 and after some modification to the design began building it’s own. Between 1936 and 1940 it built (28) more O5b Northerns in its own shops in Burlington, Iowa. All (36) of these locomotives had 74″ drivers, 250 psi boiler pressure, and had a traction effort of 67,500 lbs and all were retired by the mid 50’s. The CB&Q started using #5632 on various fan trips from 1958 until 1964 when it went down for a major overhaul. In 1966, Richard Jensen acquired the 5632 and stored it in a local roundhouse while repairs continued. In August 1969, the roundhouse was sold while the engine was still dismantled. When Jenson was unable to remove the engine himself, it was towed away and scrapped.

Today: Only (4) of the original (36) O5a/b’s survive:

#5614 is on display at Patee Park in St. Joseph, MO
#5629 is on display at the Colorado Railroad Museum in Golden, CO
#5631 is on display at Rotary Park in Shedidan, WY
#5633 is on display at the Douglas Railroad Interpretive Center in Douglas, WY

CB&Q O5b Northern set includes: Engine and Tender


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