Anyone know if D&RGW had USRA 2-8-8-2 copies?

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Anyone know if D&RGW had USRA 2-8-8-2 copies?
Posted by AggroJones on Saturday, February 21, 2004 5:17 PM
I'm intrested Rio Grande's mallets and am wondering if they had any close to a USRA 2-8-8-2 for a possible kitbash. Thanks.

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Posted by SSW9389 on Sunday, February 22, 2004 1:26 AM
The L107 class 2-8-8-2s look to be USRA based machines. Built in 1923 they were numbered 3500-3509.

The Grande purchased 15 N&W Y2a 2-8-8-2s in 5/45. The Y2a was the basis of the USRA locomotive. Class on the Grande was L109 and number series was 3550-3564.

Data from Locomotives of the Rio Grande by Colorado Railroad Museum.
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Posted by AggroJones on Sunday, February 22, 2004 1:42 AM
Thanks.

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Posted by M636C on Monday, February 23, 2004 11:16 PM
George Drury in "Guide to N.A. Steam" confirms the class L-107 as USRA copies, built by Richmond 1923, retired between 1947 and 1951.

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