May 8, 2017
It is 750mm gauge loco, built by Baldwin in 1922.
OK. Thanks. Essentially equivalent to what we would know as 30" gauge here.
Ferrocarriles Argentinos 2-8-2 2 (Again), Argentina, Late 1978 (Beyer Patton)
ENAFER Peru 2-8-0 107 (a 3ft gauge loco), Peru, Late 1970s (Beyer Patton)
Is the turntable built on a grade?
I don't think so, it is just the angle of the photo.
RFIRT 2-10-2 117 (750mm gauge), Argentina, Late 1978 (Beyer Patton)
Ferrocarriles Argentinos 2-10-2 1343, Salta, Argentina, February 1972 (Beyer Patton)
FCPCAL 2-6-0 103, Asuncion, Paraguay, March 1972 (Beyer Patton)
Ferrocarriles Argentinos 4-6-0 1069 (1000mm gauge loco with idler cars for 66" gauge switching), Belgrano, Buenos Aires, Argentina, March 1972 (Beyer Patton)
1069 almost looks like a Shay. Am I seeing things or the cylinders are driving at least two jackshafts instead of the the wheels directly? The wheels that peek out from under the frame look a tad small for regular steam loco drivers too.
You're seeing things. Specifically, you're seeing cranks outside the frame, on the ends of the axle. The Rio Grande K-36 class is the same way. Ever ride the Cumbers & Toltec, or the Durango & Silverton?
So no, the wheels can't be driven directly because the cylinders are outside the frame and the wheels are inside. But the axles are driven directly enough; the cranks are built right onto the ends.
Technically, no jackshafts. Just the usual driveshaft and connecting rods. But the driveshaft does look like a jackshaft because the cylinders are mounted above the cranks, at an angle.
And yes, the wheels are small. Even measured by other locomotives that run on a gauge of 39" or less, they're beyond switcher tiny. If you're looking for speed, you're on the wrong page (so far).
It certainly is unique as to anything I have ever seen. Where was it built? When? I am certainly curious...
The cab and boiler look very European. British or French.
Thanks for the info!
I've never ridden any of the Colorado narrow gauge lines you mentioned... some day, perhaps!
That I forgot. It was built by Kitson & Co. in the UK in 1890.
Ferrocarriles Argentinos 4-6-2 4664 (Meter Gauge, ALCO 1919), Belgrano, Buenos Aires, Argentina, March 1972 (Beyer Patton)
Ferrocarriles Argentinos 4-6-2 3026, Arroyo Aguilar, ARgentina, March 1972 (Beyer Patton)
D&RGW Rotary OM throwing snow east of Chama, NM, Early 1975 (Beyer Patton)
Cumbres & Toltec K-36 487 (with fans onboard) shoving Rotary OM east of Chama, Early 1975 (Beyer Patton)
The rotary train taking a stop, Early 1975 (Beyer Patton)
Rotary OM and K-36 487 on Lobato Trestle, Early 1975 (Beyer Patton)
Rio Grande Rotary OM, The Narrows, NM, Early 1975 (Beyer Patton)
C&TS Rotary Special, The Narrows, NM, Early 1975 (Beyer Patton)
That is so cool! Hard to find early C&TS photos from that vintage!
I totally agree
The Rotary Special heads out of The Narrows, Early 1975 (Beyer Patton)
C&TS Caboose 0503, with a healthy compliment of railfans, east of Chama, Early 1975 (Beyer Patton)