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Chicago, Burlington & Quincy (Burlington Route) class G-5a
United States | 1920 | 15 produced

The Burlington Route purchased ten USRA 0-6-0s, numbered 500 through 509, during World War I and designated them class G-5. They were used in light switching service, where there was a further need for 15 after the end of the war. Those were called G-5a and got the numbers 510 to 524. Since the company was no longer bound by the standard specifications of the USRA, some adjustments were made to better adapt the locomotives to their own locomotives. They got other tenders and headlights.

Axle config0-6-0 (Six-coupled) 
Gauge4 ft 8 1/2 in (Standard gauge)
Dimensions and Weights
Fuel capacitycoal
Power sourcesteam
Starting effort39,102 lbf
Power Plant
Driver diameter51 in
Boiler pressure190 psi
Expansion typesimple
Cylinderstwo, 21 x 28 in
Calculated Values
steam locomotive
last changed: 10/2022

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