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Baltimore and Ohio EM1 by DragonWolfACe Baltimore and Ohio EM1 by DragonWolfACe
A drawing of Baltimore and Ohio's Yellowstone class 2-8-8-4 EM-1. With the announcement of Union Pacific possibly rebuilding a Big Boy, here is a little comparison between the two.

..................EM1.....................Big Boy
Length........125'10"...............132'9"
Drivers.........64"......................68"
Weight........1,010,700........1,250,000
Boiler PSI.....235.....................300
Traction.....115,000 lbs.......135,375

So in essence, a Big Boy could out pull, out run, and get to speed faster than a EM1. Both where the biggest for the railroad they ran. But alas, the Big Boy falls short of being the most powerful. That title goes to N&W's Y6b, 166,000 of traction effort.

Thirty EM-1s where built for the Baltimore and Ohio while none where saved while 25 Big Boys where build for the Union Pacific while EIGHT where saved. Much in the way that 425 Pennsy K4s where build while only 2 saved. Or even worse, 275 New York Central 4-6-4 Hudsons where build and none saved.
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:iconmarzipanzers:
Marzipanzers Featured By Owner Edited Oct 20, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
This must have taken a looooong while... :O
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DJScales Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Dang very nice. That's an impressive drawing.
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ThomasZoey3000 Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I'm just amazed by all the detail you added into this picture, it does look like the real engine itself. Truely another great piece you did. :)
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DragonWolfACe Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you
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derrickadams17 Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2014
The EM1 has always been a fav of mine, just a beautiful locomotive.
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Drock625 Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2013
Did you hear that Union Pacific is going to bring the Big Boy back in service. UP chose Big Boy 4014 and it's estimated that it will be back in service in 2015 or 2016.
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DragonWolfACe Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I have.
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Oldiesfan017 Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2013  Hobbyist Filmographer
It's such a shame that all the B&O 2-8-8-4 Yellowstone steam engines were cut up for scrap. I wish that all the old steam engines didn't have to be scrapped, not that I want to waste scrap metal and break it down to make something new, I just wish for that to happen.
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dinodanthetrainman Featured By Owner May 16, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
cool great locomotive:)
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:iconelr79655:
elr79655 Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2013
She's a beauty here. One of my friends at my model railroad club has a Bachmann EM-1, and it pulls great on the curves and mountains.
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:icondragonwolface:
DragonWolfACe Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I have one also and its a great loco!
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thomasofseattle Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2013
Nice line and shading work there. :D
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:icondragonwolface:
DragonWolfACe Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks!
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kassor Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2013  Professional General Artist
Impressive artwork and amazing Bigboy. Magnificent historical research.
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:icondragonwolface:
DragonWolfACe Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you but this is a B&O EM1.
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JARM13 Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
It's a wonder any of them were saved . Just think how much trouble and expense it is for volunteers and donors to rescue them . I imagine most were scraped out either during the depression or for WWII . Feeding your family or protecting them from people bent on world domination beats out saving a cool train . How sad that there had to be a choice at all .
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DragonWolfACe Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Actually, these where built during WWII to meet traffic demands. One, rumored to be the one that was suppose to be saved, wasnt scrapped until the early 1960s.
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Lemmy-koopaling Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2013  Student Digital Artist
OH MY LORD
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Daxserv Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2013
Love the drawing, takes the beast out of her and gives it a kindly soft sofa like feel BRILL
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PaxAeternum Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2013  Professional General Artist
do you do these from your head or from reference? Either way, fantastic.
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DragonWolfACe Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Reference.
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:iconpaxaeternum:
PaxAeternum Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2013  Professional General Artist
Ah, see I do it all from my memory or imaginings. Still, it is fantastic work.
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mecengineer Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2012
Excellent work.
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:iconjon-wyatt:
Jon-Wyatt Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Impressive detail and perspective,
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RedtailFox Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
very impressive work, i love it
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:iconmskm2001:
MSKM2001 Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2012
Great work.
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DragonWolfACe Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks!
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markkarvon Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Big Emma. Nicely done. :)
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:icondragonwolface:
DragonWolfACe Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks!
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decophoto32 Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Nice work.
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:icondragonwolface:
DragonWolfACe Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks!
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GingaTokkyu Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Shame that none of them were saved :\
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7anime7drawer7 Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
The level of detail is amazing!!
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:icondragonwolface:
DragonWolfACe Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks!
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CSX5344 Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2012
Awesome job!!
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DragonWolfACe Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks!
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Wulfruna Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2012
Fantastic drawing pal, great perspective. New builds are all the raga right now it seems! Over here in the UK they can't get enugh of them, though I'll wai to see how many actually appear;)
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Shadow20X6 Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2012  Professional General Artist
If I recall correctly though, aren't big boys designed to travel faster than a Y6b?
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DragonWolfACe Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Yes, Big Boys were an all use loco while the Y6 was built to pull.
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Shadow20X6 Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2012  Professional General Artist
Ah, so it's pretty much that you have to rate each loco in individual categories, and then compare what is the best.

So looks like I was right on that account. Good to know.
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