The “Hiawatha” locomotive was an oversized 4-4-2 Atlantic, the first of that wheel pattern to be built in America since 1914. It came out on the heels of 1934′s Burlington Zephyr and the NYC Commodore Vanderbilt, both in-house cosmetic jobs. Of the great streamliners, because I am a southern Minnesotan I am inclined to like the Commodore Vanderbilt best, it really does look like a fine slick boar hog with its snout in the groove!
Chesapeake & Ohio M-1 steam turbine 502 at Cincinnati on July 2, 1949. These coal-fired turbine locomotives were complete failures in passenger service despite their impressive size and complexity. Built in 1947 by Baldwin Locomotive for exorbitant prices, all three were retired by 1950. Color of this engine, in case you're wondering, was yellow-orange up top with gray beneath, with dark blue lettering and trim.