Some thoughts on Strasburg's 90 and Pennsy's Hippos

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Posted by Yankingeorgia on Saturday, May 12, 2018 11:09 AM


Don't forget the Lehigh and New England's decapods, with the tender boosters cut in they generated a tractive effort of 106,200 pounds.  Weighing in at 400,000 pounds they couldn't be doubleheaded over the Lehigh River Gap bridge.

Photos show a big, all-business locomotive that didn't take esthetics into consideration.  Strasburg's 90 is as graceful as a ballerina.  An L&NE 400 looks like a very, VERY annoyed linebacker!


I much prefer the linebacker look. 

Dainty engines do nothing for me.

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Posted by Firelock76 on Saturday, May 19, 2018 10:31 AM

No right or wrong here bro, if it's steam it's all good, at least as far as I'm concerned.

"Yankingeorgia?"  No foolin', I'm a "Yank in Virginia!"

Took me five years to stop feeling like a spy!


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