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|Builder||Lima Locomotive Works|
|Build date||January 1947|
|Gauge||4 ft 8 1⁄2 in (1,435 mm)|
|Driver diameter||69 in (1,753 mm)|
|Length||105.2 ft (32.1 m)|
|Weight on drivers||292,000 lb (132.4 tonnes)|
|Locomotive weight||460,000 lb (208.7 tonnes)|
|Tender weight||388,000 lb (176.0 tonnes)|
|Locomotive and tender combined weight||848,000 lb (384.6 tonnes)|
|Fuel capacity||30 short tons (27.2 t)|
|Water capacity||21,000 US gal (79,500 l)|
|Boiler pressure||245 psi (1.69 MPa)|
|Feedwater heater||Worthington Type 5½ SSA|
|Fire grate area||90 sq ft (8.4 m2)|
|Heating surface: Total||4,714 sq ft (437.9 m2)|
|Superheater type||Elesco Type E|
|Cylinder size||26 in × 34 in (660 mm × 864 mm)|
|Tractive effort||69,368 lbf (308.56 kN)|
|Factor of adhesion||4.23|
|Number in class||56 of 90|
|Current owner||West Virginia Division of Natural Resources|
|Disposition||On static display at Chief Logan State Park in Logan County, West Virginia.|
Chesapeake and Ohio 2755 Steam Locomotive
|Nearest city||Henlawson, West Virginia|
|Area||0.2 acres (0.081 ha)|
|Architect||Lima Locomotive Works|
|Architectural style||K-4 Class Locomotive|
|NRHP reference No.||06000900|
|Added to NRHP||September 28, 2006|
Chesapeake & Ohio Railway 2755 is a standard gauge steam railway locomotive of the 2-8-4 type, called "Berkshire" by most US railroads, but "Kanawha" by the Chesapeake & Ohio (C&O). It is one of a total of ninety built by ALCO (which built seventy) and Lima (which built the remaining twenty, including 2755) between 1943 and 1947.
A Berkshire type was the first of the Lima Super Power locomotives in 1925 and these followed in that tradition, with all the latest equipment -- Schmidt superheater, Elesco feedwater heater, booster on the trailing truck, roller bearings, and so forth. They carried Baker valve gear, which the C&O preferred to the simpler and much more widely used Walschaerts valve gear.
It spent its nine-year working life hauling coal on the various mine branches out of Logan, West Virginia, usually to the Ohio River at Russell, Kentucky. Its last known run was from Handley, West Virginia, to Russell on January 18, 1956.
After refurbishing at the Huntington, West Virginia, shops in the fall of 1960, it was delivered to its present location in Chief Logan State Park in March 1961. It was seriously vandalized in the late 1970s or early 1980s, with the glass broken and gauges stolen or destroyed. It has been repaired and fenced for protection. The Island Creek Model Railroad Club acts as curators.
The locomotive was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 2006 as Chesapeake and Ohio 2755 Steam Locomotive.
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