H of a Locomotive
In dawn’s beautiful pastel hues, a Chicago and North Western Class H 4-8-4 simmers on the ready track. The Northerns were proudly proclaimed as the “largest dual-service locomotives in the world,” when they were built in 1929. They weighed almost twice as much as any previous C&NW engine, and were equally capable of pulling heavy tonnage or a high-speed transcontinental passenger train.
            © Stewart S. Buck