In 1935 the Detroit, Toledo & Ironton took delivery of its first four (of eventual six) 2-8-4s from Lima Locomotive Works, located on the railroad's main line. These Berkshires were not of the Advisory Mechanical Committee design like those of neighbor Nickel Plate, but had smaller 63-inch drivers amd vestibule cabs. Cylinder dimensions were 25x30 inches, with boiler pressure at 260 p.s.i. The first 700s weighed 411,500 and developed 65,780 pounds of tractive effort. The grate area measured 88 square feet, the evaporative heating surface 4521 square feet, and the superheating surface 1795 square feet. The "class engine," No. 700, appears here in a photo taken at Springfield, Ohio in 1941.