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|
|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.|
|2-8-8-2||14½"||Whiskey River||unknown, Cleveland, OH||stored||From Marshall, WI; being regauged to 16|
|2156||Y6a||2-8-8-2||4'-8½"||N&W||Virginia Museum of Transportation, Roanoke, VA||display||N&W #317, 1942||On loan from St. Louis MoT for five years|