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WoundedBear
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« Reply #645 on: December 09, 2018, 08:48:48 PM »

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« Reply #653 on: December 09, 2018, 08:57:07 PM »

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« Reply #654 on: December 09, 2018, 09:18:09 PM »

The triples I'd heard of before, but would that (reply #650) be a quadruplex?!?
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« Reply #655 on: December 09, 2018, 10:23:21 PM »

It appears to have 4 sets of cylinders, so I guess. Not sure what the "official" name for them was.
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« Reply #656 on: December 09, 2018, 10:26:27 PM »

https://www.trainorders.com/discussion/read.php?10,1739079

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« Reply #657 on: December 10, 2018, 10:33:57 AM »

Frankly, it doesn't seem like there is enough boiler there to support 4 sets of cylinders.  Any info on how that worked out?
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« Reply #658 on: December 10, 2018, 12:22:34 PM »

That is 3 sets of cylinders on those triplexes.  They were failed experiments.  It took multiple firemen to keep up with steam demand, mechanical stokers hadnít been invented yet.  One engineer couldnít easily control basically 3 locomotives under one boiler.  These huge mama-jamas were terrifically destructive to the track as well.  These engines passed the limit of pre- super power steam technology and failed.  And early diesels were only 10 years or so in the future. 

Plans had been drawn by the Santa Fe for a quintplex around that time but articulated steam was basically done, except for maybe the N&W A clsss and the challengers/big boys of 20 years later...... but by then the diesel genie was already out of the bottle.
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« Reply #659 on: December 10, 2018, 11:58:45 PM »

Just don't believe everything you see on the net. Lima was wanting to build a 4-8-6, but no takers.
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