Walter A. Peters recorded a good deal of Alton Route and GM&O action in the Springfield, Illinois area. Here he captures 4-6-2 No. 5292 crossing the Wabash diamond at Iles Tower, on the south side of Illinois' capital city, on August 1, 1941. Shadows indicate that the train is the Alton Limited, on its southbound afternoon schedule. The locomotive was a member of a group of ten 4-6-2s erected in 1913 by Alco's Brooks Works as the Chicago & Alton's class I-6, numbered 650-659 (No. 5292 was originally No. 652). They had 77-inch drivers and 25x28-inch cylinders, and carried 200 pounds per square inch of boiler pressure which was later raised to 220 pounds. They developed 42,500 pounds of tractive force and weighed 127 tons. During World War II most engines of this group were modernized (see the comments for No. 5296) but this photo, which Gary Thompson contributed to our Gallery, shows their pre-modernization appearance.