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Favorite Steam Engine ....( Come on, ya knew this was gonna be the first one. )

Started by Captain Lachlan Bellraven. Last reply by Captain Lachlan Bellraven Jun 10, 2017. 7 Replies

    For the 19th century I would have to say the Iconic 4-4-0 American. It had variations and worked from mainlines to short runs. The steam engine dearest to me though is the ALCO 3000 series better…Continue

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Comment by Captain on September 24, 2017 at 9:48pm
Comment by Captain on September 20, 2017 at 1:41am

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Texas and Pacific Railway's 'Gouldsboro', a steam powered ferry boat, transports a passenger train across the Mississippi River at New Orleans, c. 1938.

Comment by Captain on May 2, 2017 at 6:08pm
Comment by Dusten "The Reaper" on April 14, 2017 at 1:37am

Nice find. Looks like a Canadian Pacific 2-6-0 that was lost.

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Comment by Captain on April 3, 2017 at 2:32pm*fdrFZCQH068u*0xDgH/snowblower.jpg

White pass RR out of Skagway, AK.

Comment by Dusten "The Reaper" on July 9, 2014 at 9:16pm

The 4-4-0 is a wheel arrangement. 4 leading wheels, 4 driving wheels, and no trailing wheels. It's the iconic engine of the USA, and was dubbed the American, due to it's wide use in the US during the 19th century. it was a durable engine, and could run on some very rough laid track. It could be found on both Passenger and Freight trains. A very beautiful engine indeed. I personally love the 1875 8-18c model built by baldwin. Those numbers mean 8 is the diameter of the cylinder, 18 is the length of the stroke, and C designates it as a 8 wheeled locomotive. 

Comment by Professor Briar on July 7, 2014 at 10:08pm

I'm a big fan of the NRM at York - fine collection of engines and cars as well as a fully functional repair shop for engine overhauls.  Their broaching machine for shaping wheels is a sight to behold

Comment by Mason Vincent on July 7, 2014 at 5:04pm



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