Norfolk & Western 4-8-0 No. 475
Strasburg, PA, United States
Location: Strasburg RR
Status: Operational
Posted: Nov 29, 2022 @ 06:11:28 by Paul
The damage to the front of the smokebox was minor, and the Railroad had 475 back running again in 4 days. She has a new front to her smokebox, replaced center-mounted headlight and the smokebox door was braze welded back together.
Posted: Nov 3, 2022 @ 07:11:30 by Gavin
2 November, 2022. Involved in an accident where a misaligned switch caused the engine to collide with a front loader. Damage to the smoke box sustained, awaiting repairs
Posted: Sep 25, 2012 @ 14:09:10 by Will
One last note: build date: 06/1906
Posted: Aug 31, 2012 @ 06:08:27 by Will
For the moderators: Builder: Baldwin Locomotive Works Build date: 06/1906 Construction no: 28343 Empty weight: 206,200 lbs Weight on drivers: 167,500 lbs Driver diameter: 56 Tractive effort: 40,163 Boiler pressure: 200 Cylinders: 21x30
Posted: Dec 4, 2010 @ 16:12:31 by m. barron
This never double headed with any FRISCO engines, but may have double headed with SRC #90.
Posted: Mar 11, 2007 @ 16:03:52 by martin
#475 was the last 4-8-0 class M in service for the N&W. It ran a triple header in 1958.
Posted: Mar 6, 2006 @ 16:03:54 by Christian S.
475 will still be working in June, and much longer afterward, for that matter. Besides being down temporarily for annual inspections and repairs, she should remain in service for many years to come. As long as Strasburg remains in operation, I trust that 475 won't be going anywhere anytime soon.
Posted: Feb 27, 2006 @ 19:02:01 by Joe Harazim

We are looking forward to seeing 475's 100th birthday in June.  We hope 475 will still be working in June.

Posted: Mar 1, 2005 @ 09:03:53 by

Thomas and The Magic Railroad
Strasburg's ex-Norfolk & Western 4-8-0 No. 475 and two coaches (all lettered INDIAN VALLEY) filmed at Cherry Hill and the fill entering yard at Strasburg. This train ran to Pennsylvania Railroad station in Harrisburg, PA, where scenes were filmed on Sunday between commuter runs. Unlike HELLO DOLLY, original paint schemes preserved. One coach still lettered INDIAN VALLEY runs in regular passenger trains. (11/20/2004)

Posted: Feb 9, 2005 @ 16:02:11 by Brandon Pena
this is a Baldwin Locomotive
Posted: Jan 23, 2005 @ 20:01:26 by

Doublehead with Frisco 1630 at The Strasburg Railroad

Good Luck and Have a Great Job and Have Fun

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Posted: Nov 9, 2004 @ 11:11:13 by Gregg Pullano

475 was repainted back to N&W for A photo special in 2004. It looks very nice. I'd like to see the engine restored to it's 1950's appearence however.

Posted: Aug 24, 2004 @ 13:08:32 by james
Tender is probley orig. N&W, they later added the 6 axle tender near end of serivce on branch lines. They orig. had 4 axle tenders.
Posted: Nov 21, 2003 @ 22:11:31 by Chris H.
#475 sat near Holsopple, Pa in the '70's and early '80's. The owner's family were friends of my family. I lived just a short distance from where she was parked. There was an orange caboose that was with it, but I don't know what became of it. I had the opportunity to be in the cab of #475 and visited her several times when I was a kid. Sure wish I could be in there again some day. The owner at that time actually fired it up a few times and I have a very clear memory (although I was only 5) of it steaming past my house one Sunday afternoon.
Posted: Oct 28, 2003 @ 14:10:53 by junior
I believe her tender is an Ex RDG tender replacing the original 6 axle N&W tender.
Posted: Aug 24, 2003 @ 06:08:09 by Michael Huhn
Built 1906 by Baldwin Locomotive Works, Eddystone PA.  Ex-Norfolk and Western (as can be seen on the tender of the engine in the photo). The engine then spent some years on branchline service. After retirement,the locomotive occasionaly operated on excursions. Between 1985 and 1991 475 sat on a siding in Boone,IA on the Boone & Scenic Railroad  Purchased by the Strasburg Railroad in June 1991, restored in 24 months
Posted: Apr 5, 2003 @ 24:04:14 by Chris H.
Hi, some more info on this loco: N&W "M" class Baker valve gear cylinders: 21"x30" tractive effort: 40,163 lbs. driver dia: 56" engine weight: 206,200 lbs. on drivers: 169,800 lbs. boiler working pressure: 200 lbs. per sq. in.
Posted: Oct 17, 2002 @ 17:10:40 by Mike DiMunno

Hi, here's some info on 475.

Built 1906 by Baldwin Locomotive Works, Philly PA.  Ex-Norfolk and Western (as can be seen on the tender of the engine in the photo).  Purchased by Strasburg in 1991, restored 1993.

Hope this info helps out.