James W. Bennett photographed B&A 2-8-2 No. 1200 at Chester, Massachusetts, in the late 1940s. She was the first of fourteen members of class H-5j delivered by Alco's Schenectady works in 1914. Like most 2-8-2s these engines had the conventional 63-inch drivers, with 25x32-inch cylinders and 180 pounds per square inch of boiler pressure. Their locomotive weight was 283,500 pounds and they produced 48,570 pounds of tractive effort augmented, after retrofitting with a booster, by another 8,990 pounds. No. 1200 was cut up in 1950 and hence was not renumbered into the NYC sequence in 1951, as were seven other members of her subclass. William D. Volkmer acquired the image from the Rail Photo Service and provided it for our New York Central Collection.