1946, the C&O took five of its Class F-19 Pacific 4-6-2 locomotives and
converted them into Class L-1 Hudsons. This rework was done in the
Huntington Shops and was completed in 1947. All but one of the new L-1s were
covered with a streamlined stainless steel cowl which was painted yellow and
silver. The tenders were cased in fluted stainless steel and tapered at the
top so they would blend exactly with the new Budd passenger cars. The
"yellowbellies" as they were called by C&O crews were numbered 490 through
494 (number 494 did not have a cowl applied). Only engine 490 survives today
and is on display at the B&O Railroad Museum in Baltimore, MD.
HO Late 4-6-6-4 Challenger, Oil Tender - Sound & DCC - Paragon3 -- Union Pacific #3714 (black, graphite)
HO SP EMD SD7 #5332
HO UP CHALLENGER #3940
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