Engine No. 4

Engine No. 4 (HM1I3J)

Location: Cave City, KY 42127 Edmonson County
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Country: United States of America
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N 37° 11.064', W 86° 5.932'

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The Mammoth Cave Railroad Company used four 04-2T-type "dummy" engines to pull cars along its branch line. Steam engines work by burning fuel to heat water to produce steam under high pressure.
The pressurized steam is then channeled through a valve into a piston, forcing the piston to move the wheels.

Deceptively strong for their small size, these locomotives pulled coaches laden with passengers and freight up and down the hills and hollows between Glasgow Junction and Mammoth Cave. The most famous of these engines, No. 3, came to be known as "Hercules."
But even Hercules had trouble going uphill when mischievous local boys soaped the rails...
HM NumberHM1I3J
Placed ByNational Park Service, U.S. Department of the Interior
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Sunday, November 30th, 2014 at 5:02pm PST -08:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)16S E 579986 N 4115708
Decimal Degrees37.18440000, -86.09886667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 37° 11.064', W 86° 5.932'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds37° 11' 3.84" N, 86° 5' 55.92" W
Driving DirectionsGoogle Maps
Area Code(s)270
Closest Postal AddressAt or near Mammoth Cave Entrance Rd, Cave City KY 42127, US
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