ACL/SAL SAL 2-6-6-4

Hardcoaler Nov 10, 2022

  1. Hardcoaler

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    Being ideal for fast freight, the SAL was a believer in their ten Class R and R1 2-6-6-4s bought in '35 and '37. They served well, but the SAL's early adoption of diesel power brought a 1947 sale of them to the B&O as their Class KB-1, where it's said that B&O crews loved them for their power and easy steaming.

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  2. BoxcabE50

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    Looks handsome and modern!
     
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  3. Hardcoaler

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    (y) Steam from the final decade of U.S. production is the epitome of engineering and design, and I love it. It's a shame that so many locomotives of this era had such short lives.
     
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  4. fitz

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    Amen to that. Fantastic engineering that went into these creatures. The builders plate is partially covered and I can't tell if it is Baldwin or Lima.
     
  5. Hardcoaler

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    These were built by Baldwin.
     

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