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Since no one else seems to be mentioning this...
Posted by Overmod on Monday, May 8, 2023 8:09 PM

2926 moves under steam.

(!!!!)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9gO_s0qcloc

Not very far... yet.

Not very fast...yet.

But the promise is oh, so there.  As is the quilling.

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Posted by pennytrains on Monday, May 8, 2023 8:42 PM

Yeah baby!  Bow

Big Smile  Same me, different spelling!  Big Smile

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Posted by seppburgh2 on Monday, May 8, 2023 11:27 PM

Thanks for shaing!

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Posted by kgbw49 on Tuesday, May 9, 2023 6:39 AM

That is a massive 4-8-4.

4-8-4s are all big locomotives, but those 2900s are massive, and the 8-axle tender makes them even more so.

At 119' 11" in total length, they were within 5 feet of the SP Cab-Forward 4-8-8-2 classes, the C&O H-8 2-6-6-6, and the NP Z-5 2-8-8-4.

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Posted by Gramp on Tuesday, May 9, 2023 9:18 PM

That's super!

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Posted by CSSHEGEWISCH on Wednesday, May 10, 2023 9:56 AM

The size and power of Santa Fe's 4-8-4's and 2-10-4's goes a long way in explaining why Santa Fe never went back to articulated designs after the misbegotten freaks of the 1910's and 1920's.

The daily commute is part of everyday life but I get two rides a day out of it. Paul
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Posted by Gramp on Wednesday, May 10, 2023 12:44 PM

I'm trying to recall.  Did Santa Fe call their 4-8-4's Northerns or a different name?

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Posted by Overmod on Wednesday, May 10, 2023 2:01 PM

Gramp
Did Santa Fe call their 4-8-4's Northerns or a different name?

They called them by their class numbers: 3751, 3765, 3776, and 2900.  I think I've seen a couple of references to their wheel arrangement being 'Northern type' but I don't have cites.  They certainly didn't have their own proprietary name for the wheel arrangement, as so many other roads did.

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Posted by Gramp on Wednesday, May 10, 2023 9:48 PM

Thx, Overmod. 

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