Texas and Pacific RR #610 A 2-10-4 TEXAS

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Posted by tomstamey on Wednesday, April 19, 2017 3:17 PM

Modifying the Lima truck is an effort in futility.  It's shortcoming is that you could not back it through sharp switches as it would run forward through.  The one cast frame and commonwealth trailing truck added to 9 engines cured that.

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Posted by tomstamey on Saturday, July 29, 2017 3:05 PM

The longest run of passenger trains on the T&P was Texarkana to El Paso basically 4 of them (2 each direction) but in earlier days there were 3.  New Orleans trains ran to Ft Worth.  In the early  1960's they were combined in Marshall with Texarkana-Ft Worth trains.

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Posted by tomstamey on Saturday, July 29, 2017 3:18 PM

Dick Jenson took the booster with him to Illinois.  The doghouses were installed in the late 1930's starting in 1937 because of an ICC mandate the head brakeman had to have a seat enclosed from the weather.  There was not room in the cab for a 3rd  seat so T&P put doghouses on freight engines.

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Posted by tomstamey on Saturday, July 29, 2017 3:20 PM

There were higher speed boosters available.  The rebuilt I-2 engines had them and they would run up 25-30 MPH before having to be cut out.  The originals were limited to 15 mph.

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