Toledo, Peoria & Western 2-8-0 pauses at Hamilton, Illinois, in this undated view by an unnamed lensman. These Consolidations of the TP&W's H-7 class were former New York Central engines of class G-71, built by ALCo's Brooks Works in 1903. No. 63 was originally Big Four (CCC&StL) No. 771, renumbered in 1905 to New York Central Lines No. 6613 and sold to the TP&W in 1929. After undergoing modifications through their careers, these NYC engines had 63-inch drivers, 23x30-inch cylinders, and 200 p.s.i. of boiler pressure. They weighed 209,000 pounds and mustered 42,800 pounds of tractive effort. With a grate area of 51 square feet, they had 3035 square feet of evaporative heating surface and apparently were not superheated. Hamilton, Illinois is the location of the owner of this Rail Archive, which sparked his interest in acquiring this photo through eBay.