Although several North American railroads used the 4-6-2 or Pacific type in freight service — notably the Illinois Central, Grand Trunk Western, and Canadian Pacific — in most cases this was a secondary assignment for locomotives originally built for passenger service. An exception was the Atlantic Coast Line's P-5B class of 165 Pacifics, erected by Baldwin Locomotive Works from 1922-1926. They were dual-service locomotives, designed to handle both passenger trains and the ACL's relatively short freight trains operating over a system that sprawled across the U.S.'s flat southeastern coastal plain. Their 25x28-inch cylinders, 210 p.s.i. of boiler pressure, and 69-inch driving wheels allowed them to produce 45,300 pounds of tractive effort. They had 66.7 square feet of grate area, 3191 square feet of evaporative heating surface, and 794 square feet of superheater surface. William D. Volkmer contributed this view of No. 1673, snapped at Richmond, Virginia on December 18, 1947. All members of the class were retired by 1953.