Oct 20, 2022
acptulsa, I like the way that war bonnet pops in that pic!
Combined El Capitan-Super Chief in Chicago. Late 1960s.
The president of the New Haven RR preferred a Cadillac:
There's a New England thread...
To the best of mmy recollection, I've never seen one of these before. The top of the boiler looks just a tad bit busy and something gives the impression that these locomotives might have been just a little slippery?
Yeah, the dry pipe runs from boiler to reheater. The front chassis would have gripped better if that had all been boiler. The reheater wasn't as heavy. The 69" drivers didn't help, but unlike most Mallets, they'd do thirty before the back-pressure got too high.
Let's just put it this way: These Mallets never worked the mountains. Just mile-long drags on flat land. If this thing beats you to the crossing, turn off your motor and relax...
This pic was taken in the summer of '32. She lasted longer than most of her sisters. Obviously, at twenty-something miles an hour, a modern headlight wasn't a big priority.
This is great stuff!
Cajon summit looking east. The Cat Whisker F units are stopped on the west bound main while the crew sets the retainers before heading down into the Los Angeles basin. The summit office roof can be seen right above the last yellow Shell tank trailer in the first group of TOFCs. On the right are the wye used for turning helpers and the remains of the old stock corral. Chard Walker photo.
Wow, Santa Fe in the air!
In another thread, there was a Warbonnet tugboat used in San Fransisco, so by land, air and sea!
Was it this post?
Full dome car in Chicago.