We're looking at the front truck of a a Ten-Wheeler, the "4" in 4-6-0, but it is sitting under the rear of the frame where the cab goes in this shop view. All photos, Jim Wrinn.
The 1907 Alco was the subject of an open house Saturday and Sunday at SPEC Machine, which is rebuilding the running gear and frame while the boiler, tender, and cab undergo repairs elsewhere.
I look forward to this, because, unlike the good folks in the Midwest who enjoyed the engine’s ramblings, I missed most of it. The 1385 hasn’t run since 1998, and my first and only visit with the Ten-Wheeler in steam was in 1996. While she’s not as big of a locomotive as other mainline steam superstars of the modern era, she’s got a lot of regional character. Here’s to seeing her back in steam.
Nice post! I'm glad that the old Ten-Wheeler will be put back to steam!
I've been convinced that Mid Continent had lost its Mojo so to speak when it comes to steam but it's beginning to look as if maybe they're getting it back. Here's hoping..........
The title of this thread makes it sound like the 1385 has a problem with booze or drugs.