Dumping the ash-pan, another of the thousand (labor intensive!) reasons Steam was doomed the day EMC #103 started on it's 83,764mi demonstration.
Huh. It just occurred to me that #6604 is facing backwards! B&O Geeps were set up to run long nose first, same as the PRR. IIRC the theory was that engine crews would be better protected in the case of a wreck.
It was a sunny day in the early spring of the 1950's in rural West Virginia - the Baltimore and Ohio was still going strong, and ran both passenger and freight trains through the valleys and mountains of the state. https://youtu.be/hBTPK8i_IzM
Mark Boyce posted:
Yes Mark that’s three month old Estelle hidden in that papoose, about to take her first train ride & marvel at the complexity of the museum’s Shay.
And mommy has again proven herself a keeper...it was her idea to go that day, and I (embarrassingly) didn’t even know the museum existed!
Mum knows to train up a child early! Did Estelle explain it all to you on the way home?
We were there before our girls were born. They are in their late 20s now! Maybe Mum and I should hobble on down some day again!
Last Tuesday I picked up my C & O M-1 turbine from My friend Clyde Louis at Stockyard Express in Oberlin, Ohio. He received it from MTH around May 1st . What a behemoth!! I put it on my plywood pike today I’m still working on. Had to rebuild the tunnel portholes account the long engine overhang in the tunnel #72 curves. I picked up the passenger cars back in April. Excuse the messy layout and shaky video.
You out did yourself with this great photo. Any background information on it? I see it's from a library collection ...
I have a set of FT's one with dual motors, Which I added a F-3 B-unit with dual motors ( both units have TMCC ) I have a A-B-A set with one A powered with dual motors non-tmcc. I also have a Double A set from Williams. The first set has MTH 17" passenger cars with a add on Dinner & sleeper se by MTH which is 18". The second set has Williams 16" passenger cars ( 6 ) and williams set is the freight set they put out. I need to get pics of all these I do have pics of the first set though ( just the engines. )
Not the greatest picture but anyway here it is.
I now Have A-B-B-B-A the lead A and all the B's have dual motors and are TMCC/Legacy. I wonder it there would be to much draw of power for my Postwar ZW?
Great pics thanks for sharing
Only B&O here…never heard of the c&o
Looks like it to me part of the big happy family what made Chessie
While not roads I model, I have a little of both. Mostly freight cars, but I do have a GGD C&O baggage car and this Atlas F9.