Articulated Locomotives (HO Virginian 2-8-8-2)

fitz Jun 10, 2001

  1. fitz

    fitz TrainBoard Member

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    John, sorry to hear of your friend's passing. That second AC-9 shot really shows the articulation and the front set of drivers well. This is as good a shot as I have of FEF 844 (and throw in the 3985) taken at Sacramento Railfair 1991. I tried to lighten it a little. She was two tone grey, but the lighting is poor. :( [​IMG]
    Wow, over 100 messages on this thread!
     
  2. 7600EM_1

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    Fits,
    The driver diameter on the "Lady Baltimore" 4-4-4, were 84 inch diameter! Biguns! She was a runner, said by the B&O's crew men that engineered it..... I think I seen some were it run well over 100 MPH with a full passenger trailing her!!! As for her big brother the "Lord Baltimore" he was a 4-6-4, Hudson only a few of this type the B&O owed being they wanted to trial test the hudson type loco and were sucessfull but never got to live out their ownership till the diesels took over! NASTY! I hate the things I wish the diesel wouldn't be around. Steam to me is still KING! HA! :D I'll post a picture of the "Lord Baltimore" for everyone to look at as well as the "Lady Baltimore" I posted..... :D
     
  3. Alan

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    :eek: Dwight D. Eisenhower an odd-looking locomotive??? :eek: Just watch your language, that is a sister of the world speed record holder for steam traction! Much more graceful than that wierd looking B & O 4-4-4. :D

    Seriously, there are some awesome photographs in this topic, and I thank one and all for giving us the oppotunity to view them. I really wish I could have seen big US steam in action. Oh well . . .
     
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    ok guys, the big brother to the "Lady Baltimore" 4-4-4, this is a Hudson, 4-6-4, "Lord Baltimore.... :D

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  5. fitz

    fitz TrainBoard Member

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    Alan, although the B&O locos are quite "Anglicized" they don't come close to the Dwight D. Eisenhower. Fallen flags--Have a look at the lineup of cars behind UPBIGBOY's DMIR 2-8-8-4. Wow! Erie, Great Northern, and a whole string of yellow Pacific Fruit Express reefers! :eek:
     
  6. bnsf4354

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    Fitz: At least I didn't post that last T1 from the PRR--I can say it, you don't have to. :D

    Thanks for the gray FEF. If anyone else has a side shot I would sure like to see it. It is the steamer that started me in the hobby. I am trying to get to see as many color photos as possible of it. My wife bought me one from Rivarossi for my B-day a few years ago. I am lucky to have a wife who knows and appreciates quality! She has already reserved me the Allegheny at the local hobby shop! I can't wait!

    What was the numbers of Watash's Old Maude switchers? THat way I can find one without falling asleep looking through all the webpages etc....! [​IMG]
     
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    BNSF,
    The 0-6-6-0 "Old Maude" was class "O" (old class), and I believe the first number to it was #2400, and then in 1916 was renumbered to #7000, class DD-1......... :D

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    Guys (specially Fitz),
    You won't catch me posting a PRR anything! I'm a B&O buff, and I still hold a grudge!! B&O and PRR were bitter rivals in their time so.... HA! :D

    B&O to me is both of the following.....

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    Baltimore And Ohio,

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    Best And Oldest......HA! :D
     
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    Here's some for you John!

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    Below is the #1 engine stationed at Baltimore, MD

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  11. watash

    watash Passed away March 7, 2010 TrainBoard Supporter In Memoriam

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    OK Guys, here is a photo I have been told was my Grandfather Wilson in the Knickerbocker pants, as they were getting ready to take the engine to the B&O. This photo has been re-printed lots of times, and was even on a calander back just before the War. Grandmother sold the negative years ago along with some others to the people who made the calander. This was about 1908 I think, of an 0-6-6-0 compound Mallet type engine later called "Old Maude". Several books have used this or a similar photo, all by different people. At the time this photo was taken there were about five photographers there. Grandma was the only woman.

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  12. bnsf4354

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    Well, didn't find Old Maude, but I did find the 0-8-8-0s!!! Does that count?
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    Ok, here is the question for today.:

    1) If photo #1 is Lady Baltimore
    2) And photo #2 is Lord Baltimore
    3) Than which Baltimore is photo #3? Big Baby Baltimore?
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    Anyone know about that? Clearly is the biggest Baltimore of the three!!! :D

    Fitz, sorry about that P shield in the background! Couldn't take it out of the photo [​IMG]

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  14. 7600EM_1

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    BNSF,
    That last picture is of the "George H. Emerson" It looks to be a 4-8-4 but its actually a 4-4-4-4. Its called a Duplex like the PRR had but, isn't made the same way PRR's was. It's rear set of cylinders are put in the back to acomadate space to shorten the wheel base. It was an experimental loco by the B&O.... :D
     
  15. Gregg Mahlkov

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    The "Lady", "Lord", and "George" were just three of the experimental "water tube firebox" locomotives built by the B&O in the 1930's. Loree of the D&H experminented with these as well. Note the "hump" at the beginning of the firebox and the fact that the bottom is flat rather that sloped as conventional fierboxes are. You "net" explorers see if you can find the KK-1 2-6-6-2 and the T-1 4-8-2 B&O built with the water tube firebox posted somewhere. The D&H engine was a 4-8-0, but also had four cylinders like the "George Emerson". :cool: :rolleyes:
     
  16. fitz

    fitz TrainBoard Member

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    Gregg, I thought I knew a lot about steam, but have never read or had anyone explain water tube fireboxes. Can you explain them without going into textbook detail? Thanks. :cool:
     
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    Gregg,
    I have access to the KK-1, 2-6-6-2's also the T-1's 4-8-2 let me see what I can find on them...... :D

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    Gregg,
    Heres one of the 3 pictures of the KK-1, 2-6-6-2.... ENJOY..... :D

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    And the only B&O T-1 4-8-2 that I can get online...... :D

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    ENJOY! :D
     
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    UP Big Boy,
    Nice picture of the B&O's "Layfette" <-- I messed up in the spelling on that one i'm sure, but I hope it gets the name of the picture i'm trying to bring across. Anyway thats a great picture of that one being it was the first loco of the B&O to be a horizontal boiler, instead of the vertical boilers that liked. B&O hesitated on going from the vertical boiler to the horizontal boilers for some reason... Anyway that picture in general has to be a "Relived version" of that loco tho being in those days I seriously doubt that their was such a thing called color pictures! HA! :D A excusion of some sort I imagine.. Thinking of it that loco if i'm not mistaken is in the B&O Mt. Clare Museum, so i'm sure its a relived picture of the original.

    Believe it or not the picture of the "Tom Thumb" isn't the real one! Thats an operating replica!!!! Noone else thought to preserve the original Tom Thumb. To bad they didn't! It would be the oldest loco in America if they had! :D
     

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