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Title: Steam Locos:post a pic and tell us why it's your favorite.
Post by: LD303 on March 17, 2007, 08:21:09 PM
This thread is for steam locos only.....show us what you love and tell us why you love it.


Title: Re: Steam Locos:post a pic and tell us why it's your favorite.
Post by: ebtbob on March 17, 2007, 08:33:56 PM
LD,

        I posted a pic of a brass model of the East Broad Top's #17 earlier as my favorite engine and it still is.  But......here is a pic of another EBT 2-8-2,  #15.  The EBT is my favorite railroad and the six little mikes they have can really put on a show.   There is just something magic about being out there and witnessing them in action.  Actually,  #15 is the only operational mike right now and for the sake of accuray,  12, 14, 15, & 17 are the only ones out of the six that have run since the railroad shutdown normal ops in 1956.   #16 and #18 are often pulled out of the roundhouse and put on display during the railroad's Fall Spectacular in October.

(http://ebtbob.rrpicturearchives.net/pictures/14588/Picture%20228.jpg)

Bob


Title: Re: Steam Locos:post a pic and tell us why it's your favorite.
Post by: LD303 on March 17, 2007, 09:45:12 PM
(http://www.toltecimages.com/trains/2155.jpg)

  N&W is one of my fav railroads,  the big Alleghenys are some truly awesome beasts.....i sure wish i could have seen them in action hauling loads up the appalachians.


Title: Re: Steam Locos:post a pic and tell us why it's your favorite.
Post by: geezerjim on March 17, 2007, 11:05:49 PM
  This is what its all about.  Colorado narrow guage and a living locomotive.


(http://members.cox.net/cloudspage/482)


Title: Re: Steam Locos:post a pic and tell us why it's your favorite.
Post by: HOplasserem80c on March 18, 2007, 04:30:10 PM
 ;D

(http://img.villagephotos.com/p/2006-11/1227030/prr4935.jpg)

(http://img.villagephotos.com/p/2006-11/1227030/m160b.jpg)

(http://img.villagephotos.com/p/2006-11/1227030/lr_cola-scenic.jpg)

(http://img.villagephotos.com/p/2006-11/1227030/styled1.jpg)

(http://img.villagephotos.com/p/2006-11/1227030/up1989-small.jpg)


Title: Re: Steam Locos:post a pic and tell us why it's your favorite.
Post by: SteamGene on March 18, 2007, 06:48:31 PM
That last message broke the rule.  "Steam locomotive." 
BTW, the N&W locomotive is a Class Y 2-8-8-2, a modernized USRA heavy Mallet.  The Allegheny is a 2-6-6-6 and ruled the C&O.  The same arrangement and a generally similar boiler and appliances served the Virginian as the Blue Ridge. 
Gene


Title: Re: Steam Locos:post a pic and tell us why it's your favorite.
Post by: ebtbob on March 18, 2007, 07:57:40 PM
LD,

       Just for clarity,  the pic you provided of the N&W engine is not an Allegheny.   It is an N&W Y class 2-8-8-2.  The Alleghey was a C&O engine,  with a wheel arrangement(I think) of 2-6-6-6.
        Many times if you mention the N&W and steam,  one of their articulated engines such as the A or Y class comes to mind,  but for me,  my favoirte N&W engine was their 4-8-0s with the six wheeled tenders.

Bob


Title: Re: Steam Locos:post a pic and tell us why it's your favorite.
Post by: SlipMahoney on March 18, 2007, 10:55:53 PM
This is a picture I've had for a while.  I have no idea what railroad line it is, but it brings back memories of watching those old engines roll by many years ago.  It was a natural thing to wave to the engineers and the men in the caboose and they'd always wave back too.
(http://i12.photobucket.com/albums/a226/SlipMahoney/Just%20Stuff/OldDays.jpg)


Title: Re: Steam Locos:post a pic and tell us why it's your favorite.
Post by: tiny on March 18, 2007, 11:13:43 PM
I think it belong to the UP....


Title: Re: Steam Locos:post a pic and tell us why it's your favorite.
Post by: Alex V. on March 18, 2007, 11:32:48 PM
It's a Union Pacific 4-6-6-4 Challenger.  HOplasser just don't get it, do he?


Title: Re: Steam Locos:post a pic and tell us why it's your favorite.
Post by: JM on March 18, 2007, 11:40:00 PM
HOplasser, do you not understand this is a steam only thread? There was considerable ire raised on the part of Seasaltchap when photos of non steam locomotives were posted, so this thread was created.
 If you want to post non steam locomotive photos , use the other thread,please.


Title: Re: Steam Locos:post a pic and tell us why it's your favorite.
Post by: JM on March 18, 2007, 11:54:23 PM
(http://www.gngoat.org/gn2584d.jpg)

 I don't have a particular ''favorite'' steam locomotive, but I do find the 4-8-4's very appealing,  I've seen several videos of them in action and they always seemed to be the epitomy of steam to me.


Title: Re: Steam Locos:post a pic and tell us why it's your favorite.
Post by: traindude109 on March 19, 2007, 12:11:37 PM
The pic a couple posts above is a Big Boy. My favorite is the SP Daylight!

(http://www.trainnet.org/Libraries/Lib014/444901.GIF)


Title: Re: Steam Locos:post a pic and tell us why it's your favorite.
Post by: Guilford Guy on March 19, 2007, 12:36:03 PM
actully matt its a challenger
notice the 4-6-6-4 ;)


Title: Re: Steam Locos:post a pic and tell us why it's your favorite.
Post by: ebtbob on March 19, 2007, 12:39:41 PM
Traindude,

      Unless my eyes are failing me,  the UP engine pictured above is a 4-6-6-4, which of course,  makes it a Challenger,  not a Big Boy.   The second axle on the pilot truck gives the impression of a four driving axle at first glance.

Bob


Title: Re: Steam Locos:post a pic and tell us why it's your favorite.
Post by: Guilford Guy on March 19, 2007, 12:43:56 PM
another hint is to look at the # boards. It shows x3997 while big boys are in the x4000 series


Title: Re: Steam Locos:post a pic and tell us why it's your favorite.
Post by: traindude109 on March 19, 2007, 12:51:08 PM
Woops! My bad guys, I mistook a pilot wheels for a drive wheel.  :-\

Maybe I should leave now.........  ;)


Title: Re: Steam Locos:post a pic and tell us why it's your favorite.
Post by: SteamGene on March 19, 2007, 01:56:05 PM
Bob,
'Your eyes are good.  It's a Challenger. 
Gene


Title: Re: Steam Locos:post a pic and tell us why it's your favorite.
Post by: HOplasserem80c on March 19, 2007, 08:41:37 PM
Opps my mistake sorry everyone.


Title: Re: Steam Locos:post a pic and tell us why it's your favorite.
Post by: LD303 on March 21, 2007, 06:31:31 PM
 :-\


Title: Re: Steam Locos:post a pic and tell us why it's your favorite.
Post by: Andy Fekete on March 26, 2007, 05:52:24 PM
here's the best one yet according to me at least  ;) ;) ;)
(http://www.sciencetech.technomuses.ca/english/collection/images/locomotives_06_group.jpg)
(http://summerville-novascotia.com/CNRsteam-engines/cn6400.jpg)
(http://www.steamlocomotive.info/medium/on36.jpg)

beat that! 8)