Steam Engines

Alco 1910 Chicago Rock Island & Pacific 938
Alco 1910
Chicago Rock Island & Pacific 938
Description:4-6-2 Pacific

Equipment Information

Rock Island 938 is an express passenger engine built for hauling heavy passenger trains at high speed. The 4-6-2 Pacific wheel arrangement was very popular for mainline passenger engines between 1910 and about 1930 and 938 is an exemplar of the type. At the end of its service life it was used pulling commuter trains in the Chicago area. The engine was retired to the grounds of a school in Oklahoma in 1954. It was purchased by IRM in 1995 and moved to Union in 1999.

Rock Island 938 Details

Builder: American Locomotive Company
Year Built: 1910
Builder Number: 48510
Wheel Arrangement: 4-6-2
Length: 80ft 7in
Width: 10ft 5in
Height: 15ft 5in
Weight: 240000 lbs
Brakes: 6ET
Tractive Effort: 32850
Cylinders: 23.5×28
Boiler Pressure: 185 psi
Drivers: 74in
Description: Class P-33
Arrived: 1999
Condition: Complete / cosmetically restored / not operational

Photo gallery

Rock Island 938 Ownership History

1910-1954 – Chicago Rock Island & Pacific #938
1954-c1990 – Enid State School, Enid, OK
c1990-1999 – Fort Worth & Western, Fort Worth, OK
1999-present – Illinois Railway Museum, Union, IL

Click to return to Steam Engine roster
Click to return to main roster page