Although most railroads did not have a specific name for this wheel arrangement, the C&O called them "Chesapeakes" while the SP called them "Mallet Consolidations".
Norfolk & Western made this design famous by spending many years putting a lot of effort into perfecting the compound design. The N&W ended up with the ultimate stump-puller in their 2-8-8-2s with unsurpassed pulling ability. Fortunately, two of these impressive steam locomotives survive today.
|No.||Class||F.M. Whyte||Gauge||Railroad Line||Location||Status||Builder Info||Notes|
|2156||Y6a||2-8-8-2||4'-8½"||N&W||Museum of Transportation, St. Louis, MO||display||N&W #317, 1942||Loaned to the Virginia Museum of Transportation, Roanoke, VA from May 2015 to June 2020.|
|2050||Y3a||2-8-8-2||4'-8½"||N&W||Illinois Railway Museum, Union, IL||display||Alco (Richmond) #64070, 1923||Came to the museum in the late 1970s. One of only two surviving N&W 2-8-8-2 type locomotives, the other one being N&W Y6a class 2156 at the Museum of Transportation, St. Louis, MO.|