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ATSF 3009

On tour of the Santa Fe system in Booth, Texas.

ATSF 3009
r_i_straw, Jul 10, 2013
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      RailMix
      Interesting to note that the low pressure cylinders were equipped with piston valves, I would think somewhat unusual for Mallets of this vintage.
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      @RailMix
      It was built by Santa Fe in 1911 as a Mallet. Photo taken not long after on November 11, 1911. It was cut up in 1917 to build locomotives #3015 with the high pressure truck and #3025 with the low pressure truck.
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      In the photo you can see part of this locomotive coupled right behind the 3009.
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      @r_i_straw OK, it looks like this one had the flexible hinge (for want of a better descriptive) built into the boiler- troublesome and not very successful. I had never seen a 3/4 view of this locomotive so did not recognize it at first.
    • r_i_straw
      @RailMix No, the 3000 class had rigid boilers. There were a few Mallets in other classes that had flexible (accordion pleated) boilers that were a maintenance nightmare.
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