N&W shops in Roanoke, Virginia gave all Y Class engine and tender
axles roller bearings and they used the same outside frame lead truck as
the Class A. The trailing truck was also equipped with roller bearings
which were fit into an outside frame design. With these improvements
the Y6s cost considerably more than their earlier brethren, but just as
the maintenance records show, these locomotives had a time available for
assignment rating far superior to any of the predecessors.
The Y6b had a starting tractive
effort in simple configuration of 152,206 pounds. While in the compound
mode, a tractive effort of 126,838 was achieved. These locomotives
delivered 5,500 horsepower, a substantial bit of power indeed. The Y6b
locomotive engine weight was 582,900 pounds with 522,850 pounds directly
on the drivers.
When the N&W ceased their
mainline steam operations in the summer of 1959, 50 of the Y6s were
still running out serviceable miles in the coal fields waiting for the
final order of diesels to replace them. The last of the Class Ys were
retired in the summer of 1960.
Paragon3 Sound & Operation System FEATURING ROLLING THUNDERTM
with Authentic Sounds and Prototypical Operation in both DC and
- Factory Installed Engineer / Fireman Figures
- Synchronized Puffing Smoke with each Chuff
- Variable Puffing Smoke Intensity and Timing
- Locomotive Composition: Die Cast Body with Die Cast
- Couplers: (2) Operating Kadee or Compatible
- Compatible Tracks: Code 83 and 100 Rail
- Equipped with Traction Tires
- Minimum Operating Radius: 18 in or greater
Athearn HO G2 SD60M Tri-Clops, Burlington Northern ( BN ) #9213
Athearn HO G2 SD60M Tri-Clops, Canadian Pacific ( CP ) #6261
Athearn HO G2 SD60M Tri-Clops w/DCC & Sound, Union Pacific ( UP ) #6262
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