Specs and Usage of CofG 4-8-2 #483

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I do not have a complete steam roster, in the style of Prince, for CofG steam power.

CofG Mountain-Type #483 is listed in the Central of Georgia album as being build by Richmond in 1919. Had 69 inch drivers, but the book does not include cylinders, weight, or tractive effort. Does anyone have this information available and know the disposition of the locomotive.

Did the Central use mountain type locomotives primarily on passenger trains? If so, were they used on some name trains more than others?

Will appreciate any information available?



-- Malcolm Campbell (grinnellglacier@yahoo.com), May 12, 2000


Thanks, Rick, that's just the kind of information I am looking for. I have a picture of the locomotive from R.D. Sharpless which I plan to use in an exhibit at the Southeastern Railway Museum, and wanted to have the correct details.


-- Malcolm Campbell (grinnellglacier@yahoo.com), May 13, 2000.

CofGa #483 had the following 27x28 cylinders 210# working Pressure 52,920 Tractive Force 209,500 Weight on Drivers 316,000 Total WWeight of Engine 187,300 Weight of Tender 9,000 Water Capacity 15 tons Coal type A Superheater Std HT Stoker Elesco Feed Water Heater Passenger service-Type M Source of information: CofGa Official List #51 Jan.1, 1949 Hope this helps, Rick Perry

-- Rick Perry (RailsEnd@mindspring.com), May 13, 2000.

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