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In this thread we become Based and Boiled water pilled
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>>1963919
look at that American made beast
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>>1963921
What did he mean by this
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>>1963923
Despite it being an SNCF loco, it was built by Baldwin in Philly

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/SNCF_Class_141R
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>>1963947
Oh you meant that SNCF, You replied on the LNER Garratt so I was confused lol
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>>1963931
I don't care about steam engines that aren't from the US or Canada unless they're Garratts
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>>1964113
Why? Steam is Goated
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>>1963927
Love articulateds that weren't from roads synonymous with having them
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>>1964115
The Western Pacific's 6 Challengers are surprisingly hard to find photos of. The ones in this thread are basically all thats out there. Apparently there is a photo of one in Sacramento but ive never seen it
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>>1964113
bad taste
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>>1964122
Foreign locomotives just look too weird and toy-like for me for the most part

>>1964125
Any idea why the NYC locomotive wouldn't have a steam dome? Aesthetics alone or was there some mechanical reason for it? Seems like it would make maintenance more of a problem.
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>>1964126
Height restrictions on the water level route me thinks.
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>>1964127
Weird. The whole point of that alignment was to avoid tunneling but I don't know much about it overall.
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>>1964126
>toy-like
the classic american put-down when he is presented with evidence that bigger is not always better
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>>1964130
Alot of Foreign motive power isnt even much smaller for their wheel arrangements. The tenders tend to be smaller and it sorta makes them look much smaller, sort of an optical illusion. Guess depending on the country they dont need to be huge. No need for a Coast to Coast tender on an A3 Pacific when its routes werent even half the distance.
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>>1964063
whoops, so I did kek
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>>1964116
here ya go
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>>1964117
>Mexican double Fairlie
all my WAT
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This thread needs more smol locos
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>>1964130
>the classic american put-down when he
Stop getting asshurt immediately good lord it's personal preference
>is presented with evidence that bigger is not always better
It is in the US and Canada which is all I care about

>>1964133
>No need for a Coast to Coast tender on an A3 Pacific when its routes werent even half the distance.
North American locomotives didn't go coast to coast before refilling either, that was just a name for a big tender. They would refill with water at any opportunity and take on coal too when available, there were lots of watering points along any mainline and coaling towers at intermediate towns and facilities
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>>1964146
you're getting extremely asshurt over some light banter
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>>1964157
No
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>>1964144
I LOVE THE S100 I LOVE THE S100 I LOVE THE S100 I LOVE THE S100 I LOVE THE S100 I LOVE THE S100
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>>1964178
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>>1964179
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>>1964180
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>>1964184
Okay Im not going to lie, Hush Hush is kinda ugly
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>>1964188
Didn't PRR's 2-10-2's ride really bad?
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>>1964201
I dont know but boy howdy they look good with the center mounted headlight
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>>1964194
luv Scullin discs, me
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>>1964295
Never forget what the Jews took from Us
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>>1964307
(((Alfred Perlman)))
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>>1964314
>Runs the NYC into the ground
>Bails
>Does the same thing to the Western Pacific and repaints all of their engines into a nasty green and orange scheme
>Dies
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>>1964315
I liked the green and orange scheme. The only thing that kike did ok.
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>>1964344
Dezgasting
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Wish that the SP had gotten some of the GS-4 or GS-6s without the skyline casing. The ones the Central of Georgia got are very attractive even without it.
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>>1964373
Tats what the GS-1 was, tho.
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>>1964378
Yes but also No, the GS-1(PBUH) was built by Baldwin. The other GS types were Lima Beans. Luv Norferns, simple as
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>>1963912
k coalburning faggot
lmao
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Would someone describe the difference in power between a "modern" 4-6-4 and a 4-8-4? I know driver size affects it but is the jump modest or pretty substantial for two locomotives with the same sized drivers?
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>>1964125
>Chapelon's 242 A1
I cry every time.
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>>1964593
>Chapelon's 242 A1
>Scrapped in 1960
I love how in the late 50s to the 70s everyone just said fuck it and threw shit into the trash without a care in the world. What a fucking waste
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>>1964577
I think a Hudson and a Northern of the same era had about a 15000 lbs. difference in tractive effort. New York Centrals J3s had about 41k lbs. of Tractive effort when the Niagara had 61k. Honestly the 4-6-4 wasnt nearly as popular as the Pacific in the US. Most roads either stayed with the Pacific or skipped the Hudson for Northerns since they were a better dual service locomotive.
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>>1964733
The way that story goes, its scrapping was far from careless. Word is SNCF management was a bit annoyed with their most powerful engine being a steam locomotive (one rebuilt from a subpar one-off early 30s design, even) while they were busy electrifying and transitioning to diesel. The 242 A1 didn't even sit for a full month in the scrapper's yard.
It's perfectly legitimate to withdraw your one-off peek steam prototype that would probably have been a nightmare to keep operational (unlike the boring but numerous, simply reliable and mostly adequate Baldwin 141R that lasted well into the 70s), but deliberately scrapping it instead of giving it to a very much asking museum was shameful.
Also, someone said articulated locomotive.
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>>1964816
>but deliberately scrapping it instead of giving it to a very much asking museum was shameful.
Thats what Perlmen did with the Hudsons on the Central. Just a sad ending. I with there was more literature on French Steam in English, same with Chinese and German desu. I have a book but Id like to know more.
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>>1964735
I like learning about why certain wheel arrangements were more popular than others and why some were better for freight and others passenger service and so on. Thanks
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>>1963914
Soon...
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Most attractive looking British Pacific. You cant change my mind
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>>1964593
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>>1964818
Cluve Lamming would be the reference when it comes to books about French steam (or French railways history altogether). Despite him being a Franco-Brit it doesn't seem his books have been published in English sadly.
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>>1965139
A challenger appears.
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>>1965139
how about the avant-garde choice?
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>>1965295
A loaf of bread on wheels
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Yugomakemibus
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>TURBO
>U
>R
>B
>O
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>>1965880
If I could go back and save one it would be the S2
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>>1965890
It's too cool not to. Way more interesting than their duplex drive locomotives (nothing against them, they look cool but they're nothing fancy imo)
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>>1965891
Only mistake the Pennsy made was not making it oil fired.
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>>1965978
True, but you can understand why they didn't given their service territory.
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I like the Challengers more than the Big Boys. I think I just prefer articulated that have a 6-6 driving wheel arrangement to 8-8, they just look better proportioned to me. Of the Challengers, the early ones look the best imo
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What were the largest drivers on a modern steam locomotive, say from the 1930s until the end of steam?
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>>1966199
fucking small compared to what the victorians got up to
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>>1966205
Yeah I don't care about that stuff though. Just wondering about modern steam
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>>1966206
Milwaukee Road's 4-4-2 had 84" drivers and the ATSF had a 4-6-4 with an 84" center driver
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>>1966189
I Agree, the Challengers look better running. Im glad to have 3985 and 3977 around but I wish UP would have kept one of the early Fetter Challengers around too. Let alone one of the other railroads. Would have loved if there was still a DRGW or a D&H Challenger survived
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Don't mind me, just posting the epitome of 4-8-4's
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>>1966270
pic related, and all 3 main driver sets were 84" along with the CNW Hudsons.
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>>1967837
Last railroad I think of for Northerns is CRIP lol

>>1967839
Cool
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>>1967846
>Last railroad I think of for Northerns is CRIP lol
Now you'll remember for the future!
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>>1967837
Luv ALCO, simple as
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Does my little one count if it boils water?
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Boiling in progress
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>>1969116
>>1969118
Unironically, yes! That is one cute engine. How old is she?
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>>1969119
Finished in the spring of 1967 so almost 56.
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What were the differences between Baldwin, Lima, and Alco steam locomotives? Was one considered the best or the worst of them?
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Made this in Solidworks a while back as a student project.

15 inch gauge. What color do you think it would look best in?
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>>1970451
Russia blue or some sort of bright maroon
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>>1965139
Nah, the boiler's too long and thin, and the outside cylinders are placed too far back
The LMS should've rebuilt them all like this.
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>>1965139
In continuation, why didn't the LMS or BR ever experiment with Kylchap exhausts?
If an A4 with a Kylchap could get enough power to go 120+ mph, a Duchess with a Kylchap exhaust would've blown anything else out of the water.
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narrow gauge bump
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>>1972613
luv the dinky trains, me
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Can anyone ID the locomotive?
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>>1972865
China Railways SY 2-8-2 Mikado
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>>1963925
the king of coal
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>>1973419
That's what they called your mother LOL
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>>1973432
GOTTEM!
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>>1963912
The Queen of Steam herself.
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>>1973288
Thanks!
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>>1970894
A combination of cost and their engineers being complacent.
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Shame so many NYC locos got the torch
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>>1970451
>>1970452
>>1970453

Where are the cylinders? Are they hidden inside the frame?
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american locos are so goddamn ugly i hate living here
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>>1976204
shut up, fag
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>>1963921
I believe you meant to reference the picture of the of the SNCF 141R.
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Any other B&M enjoyers?
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>>1977278
>>1977279

When are they gonna finish restoring 3713? I wanna see it run so badly.
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>>1976449
I did, and I realised that way up the thread.
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>>1977287
>>1977287
Never, because the government is involved
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>>1977279
>tfw all the girls laughed at my boiler because my parents didn't get me circumcised
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>>1976204
Percy looks great after his facial removal surgery.
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>>1973288
>produced 1960–1999
lmao here i was thinking it was some ancient relic.
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>>1979063
What locomotive is that on the right?
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>>1979099
Union Pacific Big Boy #4017.
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>>1972613
Somebody say Narrow Gauge?
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>>1979531
NARROW GAUGE!
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>>1972695
Same energy
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(Bristol accent) Streamlining? Wuzzat then
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>>1980407
Looks like a donger, it does.
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