| 2156 is the
only survivor of the Y6a class of 1942. You can see this locomotive
in the St Louis Museum of Transportation, MO. The 1942 batch
were designated class Y6a.
2120 was the
first Y6 in 1936. When built, they were equipped with cast steel
beds and roller bearings.
2171 takes pride
of place in the sunshine for the offical company portrait, the
first class Y6b in 1948.
2175 was built 1948
at Roanoke. Here she is in the lubritorium at Shaffer's
Crossing locomotive servicing facility. If you take a close look,
you will see the large square ducting in the roof of the shed,
designed to catch the smoke and soot.
A great view
of 2175 taken from the top of the coal tower at Shaffer's Crossing
engine facility, Roanoke, VA.
2200 was the
last of the Y6b built in 1952. This photo was originally of 2197,
but retouched to represent the last of the breed.
An excellent image of 2176 on the
turntable at Shaffer's Crossing roundhouse. Shows good overhead
detail. In the background can be seen a J class 4-8-4 tender.
A front view taken on 15 July 1949
when built. The distinctive shape of the smoke box door was later
changed to the more familiar round style.