Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway 4-8-4 No. 2903
Union, IL, United States
Location: Illinois Railway Museum
Status: Display
Posted: May 31, 2008 @ 21:05:31 by john heid
2903 now has all fireman's side wheels painted. Are we repainting the whole thing?
Posted: Mar 24, 2008 @ 20:03:27 by J.D. Marzec
The fireman's side rear two drivers have been repainted. The tender only looks like its repainted because during the winter frost forms and washes it
Posted: Jun 9, 2007 @ 18:06:10 by John Heid
I just saw 2903 today. The left half of the tender, the left rear driver, and about half of the left valve gear assembly have been repainted.
Posted: Aug 27, 2005 @ 06:08:38 by peter m. preston
Atchison Topeka & Santa Fe bought a total of 65 Northerns,in four batch, all from Baldwin Locomotive Works

The last group of thrity where built in 1943 and 1944. Wartime shortages of material resulted in ordinary metals being used for their construction. As result they were the heaviest Northerns built. they out weighted their nearest rivals by over 2,000 pounds. This group was known as class 2900 and included road numbers 2900 to 2929.