PM N1 Berkshire
Between 1937 and 1944, the Pere Marquette received (38) 2-8-4 Berkshires at a cost of $200,000 each. They sat on 69″ drivers, and had a maximum speed of 70mph. This allowed for 69,368lb of TE and 3000hp. #1201-1215 were classified as N, #1216-1227 were N-1, and #1228-1239 were N-2. When the Pere Marquette merged with the C&O in 1947, the N class were renumbered to #2685-2699, the N-1s changed to #2650-2661, and the final N-2s became #2670-2681. Part of the merger agreement was that the locomotives that the PM had already paid for in full would remain lettered for the PM. In the end, only the original N class engines were repainted into C&O. The majority of the Berkshires were scrapped between 1947 and 1957.
Today: Only (2) of the original (38) survive:
#1223 is on display at Chinook Pier in Grand Haven, MI
#1225: is operated by the Steam Railroading Institute in Owasso, MI
PM N1 Berkshire set includes: (2) Engines, (1) Tender and MSTX-5000 Aux Tender
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