Riffian-the only 2-8-2's rostered by the L&NE were the 4 ex-PRR locos.
If you're referring to the photo posted at NortheastRailfan.Net that is in the L&NE roster, the same photo appears in the Lehigh Valley roster. The 425 was one of 10 2-8-2's of the N-4 class built by Baldwin in 1923. Here's the photo in the Lehigh Valley section:
And a link to the very same photo in the Lehigh & New England section:
I believe this is simply an indentification error on the part of the website. The location of the photo is identified as Pen Argyl. I do have a book (IIRC Lehigh & New England by Krause and Crist, published by Carstens) showing a fan trip to the L&NE drawn by an LV steamer-possibly the location is the source of confusion.
The 4 ex-PRR locos were the only steamers with trailing trucks on the L&NE roster and reportedly were preferred by the L&NE engine crews for their smoother ride as opposed to the 2-8-0's, 2-10-0's and 0-8-0's that made up the vast majority of the L&NE roster.
The L&NE dropped the fires on their last steamers in the fall of 1949, some PRR steamers lasted in revenue service until 1957.
Art Audley, AA3RT
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