Articulateds Triple-Header, terrific landscape, and a book on a friend received for the holiday

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Articulateds Triple-Header, terrific landscape, and a book on a friend received for the holiday
Posted by daveklepper on Saturday, December 4, 2021 12:07 PM

1.  A beautiful photo of three modern B&O articulateds (2-6-6-4s?) on a coal train.  If someone has posted this photo already, please post it again on this thread.  Thanks.  I can post it if I get a positive  respose from who I believe was the photographer, who was not the sender.  And what was the total tractive effort?  How much is exceeded today on the head-end only (not counting pushers or distrubuted power) with multiple diesel units?  And what are the techniaues in handling such power?   Correction, 2-8-8-4s.

2:  From the website Tradition-on-line.  Something of real beauty and explanaitions that transend any belief system, which you can read  on their website.

View from Mount Holyoke, Northampton, Massachusetts, after a Thunderstorm” (1836), more commonly known as “The Oxbow,” is an early American landscape by Thomas Cole. Cole was a British ex-pat who is often regarded as the founder of the Hudson River School of landscape painters. Today, the painting hangs in the Metropolitan Museum of Art.
Detail One, tracks left by a farmer’s tractor.
Detail two:  Artist’s self-portrait:
3:   Book about an admired friend, teachers’ teacher, whose picture has been on my apartment wall for over ten years, also from the OU’s Tradition. Former President of YU, the  late Rabbi Norman Lamm.


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Posted by Overmod on Sunday, December 5, 2021 7:17 AM

I'd like to see this picture.

B&O had 10 2-6-6-4s, bought used from Seaboard in 1947.  These were fast freight locomotives more than drag engines; indicated they had slip joints on the forward-engine piping that leaked chronically in B&O service, so were replaced with ball joints.  All but one were scrapped in 1953.

I'd like to see this picture.  But even more, I'd like to see pictures of farmers' tractors from the era of Tom Cole's picture... Smile

For a sense of R. Norman Lamm:

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Posted by kgbw49 on Sunday, December 5, 2021 8:06 AM

Here is a triple header of EM-1 2-8-8-4 locomotives:

I also have a book somewhere - it might be The Search for Steam - that follows a triple header of EM-1s inclluding stopping for fuel and restarting again with a Vesuvian plume of smoke.

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Posted by daveklepper on Monday, December 6, 2021 2:46 AM

Note, I've made a correctiom, indeed, 2-8-84s, not 2-6=6=4s.

The two photos are somewhat different, but the same subject matter.

The photo I hope to post has the triple-header approaching a grade-crosssing.


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