Superlative Steam Locomotives - Videos

I never tire of watching these videos of steam power in action on the East Coast. Commuter engines made the East Coast flourish. I had no idea that the C&O's monstrous 2-6-6-6 articulateds out-spec'd the Big Boys. Enjoy these videos.

https://youtu.be/WVNHywKHOOk

https://youtu.be/ntzO4HAxwgg

 

Bobby Ogage

"I hear that train a coming,

it's Long Island No. 39 rolling

around the bend"

 

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Those were both great youtube videos !   Nice to see some better quality images, and even some decent color clips.   I have 2 of the 2-6-6-6 Allegheny's one by MTH and other by 3rd Rail Sunset.   Saw the one on display at the B & O RR museum for the first time in the late 1990's....  Once MTH introduced it, I was hooked.   Thanks for posting

smd4 posted:

C&O 2-6-6-6: If there's an uglier articulated steam locomotive out there, I've never seen it.

Boooooooooo  Hissssssssss  Booooooooo

Larry

๐Ÿ˜

There are two types of people in the world.  Those that can extrapolate from incomplete data

 

LLKJR posted:
smd4 posted:

C&O 2-6-6-6: If there's an uglier articulated steam locomotive out there, I've never seen it.

Boooooooooo  Hissssssssss  Booooooooo

Larry

๐Ÿ˜

Seriously, can a locomotive be more ill-proportioned? With that single pilot wheel in front, and everything else squished in back under the smoke box, it looks like it has an overbite. And everything stretched out in back makes it look like it wants to tilt backwards. Blech.

I'm by no means a UP fan, but I'll take Challengers and Big Boys any day over an Allegheny.

Steve

 

Uglier than the 2-6-6-6?  Let's see:  Almost every Pennsy steam loco.  Every European steam loco.  Anything with a Wooten firebox.  Most geared steam locos.

Gimme the Allegheny any day!

Is there anybody I haven't offended yet? 

 

 

Frisco, MoPac, and T&P near Rolla, MO

No steam engines are ugly! Some, like the C&O's 2-6-6-6, are more brutish than others. For example, the Berks with coffin feed-water heaters are more brutish than the 2-6-6-6.

https://tse4.mm.bing.net/th?id=OIP.721EgzI_FlIP3MwfjhKfQwHaDM&pid=15.1&P=0&w=342&h=149

The New York Central's J3 Super Hudson is brutish in comparison to the beautiful J1 Hudson.

Bobby Ogage

"I hear that train a coming,

it's Long Island No. 39 rolling

around the bend"

 

Hey!   Whose calling who ugly! 

smd4 posted:
LLKJR posted:
smd4 posted:

C&O 2-6-6-6: If there's an uglier articulated steam locomotive out there, I've never seen it.

Boooooooooo  Hissssssssss  Booooooooo

Larry

๐Ÿ˜

Seriously, can a locomotive be more ill-proportioned?  With that single pilot wheel in front, and everything else squished in back under the smoke box, it looks like it has an overbite. And everything stretched out in back makes it look like it wants to tilt backwards. Blech.

I'm by no means a UP fan, but I'll take Challengers and Big Boys any day over an Allegheny.

Hey, whose calling whom ugly!!  

I've got great lines (some earned from wear and tear) and I'm not ill proportioned (I may be a bit round in some places though) and I'm not squished in the back under my smoke box (its just fine and works better than most at this age) and I do not have an overbite either!!  You guys need stronger glasses as the trifocals you have are clearly not helping you.   Below is my profile, see how shapely I am!

Kazar

C&O H8 Allegheny: The heaviest & most powerful bad boy to ever traverse any rail.

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smd4 posted:
LLKJR posted:
smd4 posted:

C&O 2-6-6-6: If there's an uglier articulated steam locomotive out there, I've never seen it.

Boooooooooo  Hissssssssss  Booooooooo

Larry

๐Ÿ˜

Seriously, can a locomotive be more ill-proportioned? With that single pilot wheel in front, and everything else squished in back under the smoke box, it looks like it has an overbite. And everything stretched out in back makes it look like it wants to tilt backwards. Blech.

I'm by no means a UP fan, but I'll take Challengers and Big Boys any day over an Allegheny.

Just goes to show you, some people have no taste whatsoever.  ๐Ÿ˜

There are two types of people in the world.  Those that can extrapolate from incomplete data

 

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