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4-6-2

4-6-2 PACIFIC TYPE - Almost all the Boston & Albany 4-6-2 locomotives were built by Schenectady, the exceptions being Baldwin-built K-14 589,  five K-6 built by Brooks and seven Brooks-built K-3 class engines which came from the New York Central in 1937-39.  The Pacifics are listed by their B&A 500 series number.
 
K-1a Class - ten engines built in 1903 with 21x28 inch cylinders and 75 inch drivers.
 
500 helping 553
 
503 was originally New York Central Line (B&A) 3503
 
503 by C. E. Fisher c. 1931.
 
508 was originally New York Central Lines (B&A) 3508
 
K CLASS - built with 22x26 inch cylinders and 75 inch drivers.
 
Kg 513 was one of the five first NYC Pacifics built in 1903.
 
Ka 517 was built in 1905.  Photographed at Palmer August 18, 1915.
 
Ka 519 was built in 1905.  Shown at Rennselaer, NY, September 4, 1920
 
Kc 521 was built in 1907.  Photographed by L.P.Cornwall at South Station.
 
 Kd 524 was built in 1907.  Photo by Donald T. Hayward, Sr., at Faneuil September 28, 1930
 
 Kd 528 was built in 1907.  Shown when New York Central Lines (B&A) 3528.
 
Kd 532 by H.W.Pontin
 
Ke 534 was built in 1908
 
Ke 535 was built in 1908.  Photo at South Station June 7, 1933.
 
Ke 544 was built in 1908.  Shown when New York Central Lines (B&A) 3539.
 
Kj 545 was built in 1911 as New York Central Lines (B&A) 3540.
 
Kj 546 was built in 1911.  Shown at Westboro September 8, 1937.
 
Kj 548 was built in 1911.
 
Kj 548 c. 1929
 
Kl 556 was built in 1912. 
 
Kl 558 was built in 1912.  Photographed by W.D.Edson near Riverside December 6, 1941.
 
Kl 559 was built in 1912.  Photographed at Albany in October 1914.
 
Km 560 was built in 1913.  Shown at Allston.
 
Km 562 was built in 1913.  Photographed at South Station when new.
 
Km 563 was built in 1913.
 
Km 565 at the Boston coach yard by H.W. Pontin.
 
K-14 CLASS - Consisted of fifteen locomotives built for the New York Central as K-11 Class in 1912 and 1913.  During 1922-1925 they were rebuilt with drivers raised from 69 to 72 inches while given slightly larger 26x26 inch cylinders to preserve approximately the same tractive force, which was substantially greater than that of the K-1 or K Classes.  All were built by Schenectady except 589 which was built by Baldwin.
 
K-14g 578
 
K-14g 578
 
K-14g 581 
 
 
 K-14g 585 at Springfield September 22, 1937.
 
K-14g 585 by H.W.Pontin.
 
 K-14g 588
 
 K-14h 589. the sole Baldwin B&A Pacific.  Photographed at Allston by Charles E. Fisher.
 
K-14f 4399 is one of the rebuilt K-11 Pacifics that remained with the New York Central.  Note the Elesco feedwater heater and air compressor with shield which give it a different appearance than its B&A twin sisters.  4399 was photographed at Pittsfield on the Boston & Albany on October 12, 1938 by Carlton Parker.
  
K-3n CLASS - Consisted of seven engines built by Brooks in 1918 for the New York Central and assigned to the Boston & Albany in 1937 (500-503), 1938 (504-505) and 1939 (506).  The numbers were those of the K-1 class which had been scrapped.  The K-3n had high 79 inch drivers and were somewhat more powerful than the K-1 or K classes but substantially less powerful than the K-14 or K-6 classes.
 
 500 at Springfield in August 1938.
 
501 at Worcester October 30, 1937.
 
K-3n 501
 
503 in Boston September 7, 1947. 
 
K-6 CLASS - Consisted of five locomotives built by Brooks in 1925 (590-594) and five by Schenectady in 1926 (595-599).  They had 26x26 inch cylinders, 75 inch drivers and operated off 200 lbs. of boiler pressure.  With booster operating they produced about twice the tractive force of the first B&A Pacifics.  They were redundant after the arrival of the Hudsons and were sent to the Pittsburgh & Lake Erie in 1931.
 
K-6a 590 with the "Wolverine Ltd." in 1926.
 
 K-6a 590 with relocated air compressor by H. W. Pontin.
 
K-6a 593 at South Station by H.W.Pontin.
 
K-6b 596 resembles the first Hudson built the next year.
 
K-6b 596
 
 K-6b 597 with the "North Shore Ltd." by H.W.Pontin.
 
 K-6b 599
 
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