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Climax Class A

Climax Locomotives are, like the Museum’s Shay Locomotive, a type of geared locomotive that proved useful in hauling logs. Climax locomotives were built in Cory Pennsylvania from 1888 until 1928 and approximately 1100 units were constructed. Climaxes came in three types (Class A, Class B and Class C) of these the Class A had quite the unique appearance. Built on a frame that resembled a flatcar with a boxcar-like enclosure, the Class A had two vertical cylinders and two-speed gearboxes. The Class A could have either a vertical or tee boiler mounted. Only two Class As are known to survive.

Here are a couple pictures of Climax Class As from the Museum’s Archives. Unfortunately there is no information to go with the photos.