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Virginian Railway Has World's Greatest Steam Locomotive

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Virginian Triplex 2-8-8-8-4 steam locomotive

An article in the March 14, 1917 edition of Engineering News described the 2-8-8-8-4 triple articulated steam locomotive that had been recently built by the Baldwin Locomotive Works for the Virginian Railway for use as a pusher engine on the Clarks Gap grade. The article featured a skeleton elevation drawing showing the locomotive's wheel spacing and specifications for the Virginian's triplex locomotive.

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