E2s in Local Freight Service

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Sat May 26 19:48:08 EDT 2018

Hello all.

I recently came across a photo of an E2 working the Container Corporation (Circleville, Ohio) shipping track. Based on other details in the scene, the photo was taken after 1937. The locomotive has a large-diameter stack and a centered headlight, changes that may refine the earliest possible date. My guess is that it was taken in the early forties since K1s were switching this plant by the time dad was watching trains here in the early fifties.

How common were E2s in local work?  Any ideas of the train size and speeds that the locomotive could manage in this service in the relatively flat areas of the Scioto Division?

Matt Goodman
Columbus Ohio, US

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