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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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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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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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DragonWolfACe Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I have one also and its a great loco!
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