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    Posted: 19 April 2024 at 16:49
Another great set, Alan! I think I like No. 2 the most. Love the dog's drinking trough, though I don't think I would want puppy actually driving from that with all the rust and debris. Is that tooth bruch in there? Also like the trollies on display! Super photos as usual! TFS!   

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Yesterday at the Llangollen Railway branch line gala, featuring a leisurely timetable evocative of long closed branch lines.

1. Arriving at the Corwen terminus is an unlikely pairing of a shunting locomotive and a diesel that worked in Scotland.


2. Pannier tank 7754 and freight engine 3802 are of a type that would have worked this line. Our train waited 20 minutes at the next station to let them proceed to Corwen.


3. Arriving at Glyndyfrdwy, 68067 was built in 1943 by Hudswell Clarke for the Ministry of Defence. It then entered service as WD75091 and in 1950 was bought by the National Coal Board. Some of the class were bought for the national network but not this example which masquerades as a long scrapped example which worked in eastern Englend.


4. The Scottish diesel at the western end.


5. Display of vintage luggage trollies, from before suitcases developed their own wheels.


6. Class 108 diesel multiple unit.


7. Dog's drinking vessel, sponsored by Hudsons soap.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote alanfrombangor Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 12 April 2024 at 20:07
Originally posted by Coast Coast wrote:

Originally posted by alanfrombangor alanfrombangor wrote:

A novel design, some info about it here. A short working life, not quite twelve years.


According to that search engine the first Cab Forward designed engines were built in 1908 and the last ones in 1944 and active until 1958
not a short working life IMO

I was referring to 4294, not the design.
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Originally posted by alanfrombangor alanfrombangor wrote:

A novel design, some info about it here. A short working life, not quite twelve years.


According to that search engine the first Cab Forward designed engines were built in 1908 and the last ones in 1944 and active until 1958
not a short working life IMO
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Post Options Post Options   Quote glefebvre Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 11 April 2024 at 18:30
Here some more photos from the California State Railroad Museum.





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Post Options Post Options   Quote Coast Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 11 April 2024 at 09:35
Yes glefebvre thats the one

Southern Pacific Cab Forward




My favorite cab forward photo
Little kid with Big eyes playing peek a boo. I guess we can all relate___ha ha

peek a boo




Hey doc, I thought that engine 2926 looked familiar. I photographed its sister engine 2925 at the Sacramento museum and further back on the same track is engine 5021 which looks to be the same class
2925___ of course none of these are functional, the sun was on the other side, best I could do



and I had to post this photo of 2925, just because

NOT MY PHOTO!

These engines are on the boardwalk on the river. The American River, and on the other side is the town of West Sacramento, where the baseball Athletics are going to play their games. On a field that all it has is a diamond and some seats, there are probably better High School fields. The ownership would rather play there than in a new baseball stadium in Oakland.

It's hard to believe three world class championship teams have gotten the hell out of Oakland California. Because of what a hell hole it has become, or as our former President used a more accurate description.

So I live only a few hours from Albuquerque, Four Corners area. live in the mountains not a desert, one could say high mountains. Seeing 2926 come alive sounds intriguing, just, after seeing Big Boy and the Legend, the two greatest steam engines in America, not sure how I would feel. Have to ponder that. Although seeing any steam engine running is Kool. Specially something that massive.

Those photos in your link, are any your photos, how does that work?

Couldn't help noticing 2 things about the Cab Forward, the interesting plumbing and the relatively smaller drive wheels. Found this less known new search engine guess it's kinda AI. Says it can answer any questions. Just ask. The great thing about it, No adds, doesn't divert you here there and everywhere. Only straight to a perfect answer.

I asked it this non tech question about the wheels of a cab forward and got this:

((The cab forward steam locomotives had smaller driving wheels compared to the Union Pacific Big Boy locomotives.
The cab forward design, pioneered by the Southern Pacific Railroad, placed the crew cab at the front of the locomotive to avoid fumes in tunnels and snow sheds. This design constraint limited the size of the driving wheels.))
Wow

((the cab forward steam locomotives built by the Southern Pacific Railroad typically had driving wheels around 63-64 inches in diameter.
Specifically:
The early MC class 2-8-8-2 cab forwards built in 1908-1909 had 57-inch driving wheels.

The later AC class 4-8-8-2 cab forward locomotives, built from 1928-1944, had 63.5-inch driving wheels. This was the most numerous and powerful class of cab forwards.

The AM class 4-6-6-2 cab forwards from the 1920s had 63-inch drivers.))

Went on and on answering every possible question on its own
 



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A novel design, some info about it here. A short working life, not quite twelve years.
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Is the engine you're talking about?

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Post Options Post Options   Quote AudioDoc Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 10 April 2024 at 20:50
Joe,

This photo shoot might be a little closer to where you are?
SantaFe 2926 Photo Shoot

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Yes, I have been to the California State Railroad Museum, and the setting looked familiar. I think the locomotive was there, but the road colors were different. Maybe it was painted with primer, not sure. I'll have to look through my archives. I do remember you telling us you were in the Air Force. And yes, I did get some good shots of the cab forward!

OT, but you may not have heard. The Oakland A's will make Sacramento their temporary home for a couple years until the new stadium in Las Vegas is completed. They also considered Salt Lake City, but I suppose Sacramento makes more sense. Their stadium lease in Oakland runs out after this season. Salt Lake is working on getting their own MLB franchise.

You take care too down there in the desert! Hope the weather is nice! We've been back and forth to the Mojave this past year many times -- Yucca Valley, close to Joshua Tree National Park. I've posted a bunch of photos from the park, and there are more to come.

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Hello Doc
Here's another pic of the same engine (check #) only still in the resto shop.

The Santa Fe Super Chief
Yes, The California State RR Museum, Sacramento.
Back when I lived in San Francisco. Actually lived in Sacramento 15 yrs, was discharged from the Air Force in Sacramento. Very comfortable town to live in back then, was a great place to be a young guy     it's the Capital city of California

But I digress
Don't remember if you had visited the museum, but it does, as one would expect, have a world class collection. Headed by I believe the only famous "Cab Forward" articulated steamer which almost rivals Big Boy in size
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Post Options Post Options   Quote AudioDoc Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 08 April 2024 at 13:44
Hey Joe!

Beautiful F7 Warbonnet photo! is that in Sacramento? Too bad BNSF changed the road colors! I have a Fleischmann HO model Alco PA in Warbonnet colors "made in West Germany"! Always my favorite road colors.

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Yesterday:

Original Santa Fe F7 Warbonnet
by Coast
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Today:

Hi Balling thru town at 7000ft
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Edited by Coast - 07 April 2024 at 09:08
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