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Virginian Railway 2-10-10-2 Mallet Articulated Compound Steam Locomotive

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Virginian Railway 2-10-10-2 Mallet steam locomotive #810
Virginian 2-10-10-2 nearing completion at Schenectady plant
Elevation drawings of VGN 2-10-10-2 in PNG format

The November 1918 edition of the Railway Mechanical Engineer featured elevation and cross section drawings of the Virginian Railway 2-10-10-2 Mallet articulated compound steam locomotive, that had been recently built by the American Locomotive Works for use as pushers on the Virginian's 13.4-mile grade between Elmore and Clarks Gap, West Virginia.

Additional technical information about the Virginian 2-10-10-2 locomotives can be found at SteamLocomotive.com. Photos and drawings are available for purchase from the N&W Historical Society Archives

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Another set of drawings (on a larger scale) of the Virginian 2-10-10-2 Mallet was published in the Oct. 12, 1918 edition of Railway Review.

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Additional Sources of Information

The November 1918 edition of The Boiler Maker featured an article, Large Boilers for New Mallet Locomotive, about the boiler used on the Virginian 2-10-10-2 locomotives that contained side and cross-section drawings of the boiler.

An article in the October 5, 1918 edition of Railway Review, Heavy Mallet Compound for Virginian Railway, contains some details about the Virginian's planned use of the 2-10-10-2 locomotives together with the railroad's older 2-6-6-0 and 2-8-8-2 Mallets to move heavy coal trains over the Clarks Gap grade during the railroad's early years of operation.