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  • Cab forwards. An Espee trademark?

    Does anyone know of another RR that used their steamers "backwards"? I know why SP did it but it sure looks "distinctive" shall we say?

  • #2
    Hi Dennis,

    According to F. M. Whyte's loco classification the SP was the only RR to have the Cab Forwards -- 2-8-8-2, 4-6-6-2, and 4-8-8-2.

    Try this link.

    http://www.steamlocomotive.com/misc/wheels.html

    Nelson

    Lay track and run trains. - Don't forget the scenery.

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    • #3
      Nelson mi amigo! What a greak link! Thanks!

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      • #4
        Thr North Pacific Coast, a narrow gauge railroad in California had a 3' gauge 4-4-0 oil fired cab-forward using a marine 'water tube' boiler around the turn of the century.

        Russ

        Moss Lake Lumber Co.
        Russ

        Moss Lake Lumber Co.

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        • #5
          Yeah, I think I've heard of that one from a fellow (Boone Morrison) that models the NPC. Ever see the oddball 0-6-6-0T that the McCloud River RR had? Check it out! www.mp1.com/collection/mcr1 then click on the McCloud index and look at ol' #6!!

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          • #6
            Say Bucks, are yu sure of the address on this link? I have tried it twice and have been told both times that the site can not be opened.
            quote:


            www.mp1.com/collection/mcr1


            id=quote>id=quote>
            Nelson

            Don't sweat the petty things and don't pet the sweaty things.

            George Carlin

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            • #7
              Sorry Nelson, maybe 'cause the site's being worked on...Try this: www.mp1.com and then click photographs. Let me know if that'll work.(When you see #6 you'll think it's a joke but it's real all right!)

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              • #8
                Hey Buck$,

                It looks like they'd get you coming and going.

                Nelson

                Don't sweat the petty things and don't pet the sweaty things.

                George Carlin

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                • #9
                  Yeah it looks like it would just sit there spinning it's wheels huh! In reality, it's the only one Baldwin made because their little "experiment" flopped. Darn thing had a penchant for going on little forays off the rails! The McCloud finally made two 0-6-0s out of it!

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                  • #10
                    Bucks that is the strangest Steam Loco I have ever seen!!! so are you going to model it next????

                    Modeling the NYC railroad

                    (Not Yet Completed Railroad)

                    Phil

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                    • #11
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                      Bucks that is the strangest Steam Loco I have ever seen!!! so are you going to model it next????


                      Modeling the NYC railroad

                      (Not Yet Completed Railroad)

                      Phil


                      id=quote>id=quote> Wellllll........eventually, but maybe not next!!!

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