The French steam locomotive Type 231 Pacific №4546 from 1908

The French steam locomotive Type 231 Pacific №4546 by PO from 1908

Overall length: 13.4 m
Weight of the tender in running order: 45.2 t for the 4501 to 4570 and 55 t for the 4571 to 4600
Total mass: 136.2 t
Total length: 20.79 m
Maximum operating speed: 120 km / h

The Compagnie du chemin de fer de Paris à Orléans (PO) was an early French railway company. It merged with the Chemins de fer du Midi to form the Chemins de fer de Paris à Orléans et du Midi (PO-Midi) in 1934. In 1938 the PO-Midi was nationalized with five other companies to become a part of the Société nationale des chemins de fer français (SNCF).

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