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The Baltimore & Ohio is widely regarded for its rugged, efficient, and often aesthetically pleasing steam locomotives. While the railroad would regularly experiment with standard designs in an effort to improve performance it normally did not test unique wheel arrangements.
However, it did experiment with an odd 2-6-8-0 Mallet during the early 20th century. The B&O was always looking for more tractive effort and horsepower thanks to the steep grades of its West End in Maryland, West Virginia, and western Pennsylvania.
The locomotive was sort of an elongated Consolidation but in the end it didn't meet the railroad's expectations and the trials were ultimately canceled before 1920 resulting in the one and only example being converted back to a rigid design.
Of all the large designs the B&O employed across its system, the 2-6-8-0 was the most unique with its odd, off-set wheel arrangement. Interestingly, it was not exclusive to the railroad; the Great Northern, Alabama Great Southern/Southern Railway, and Erie all tested the arrangement.
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