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the inverted locomotives of the Southern Pacific

September 24th, 2017 by admin

Because of tunnels and “snow galleries” that protected the locomotives from snow. But it was quickly realized that when ordinary locomotives went through these tunnels the smoke, soot, cinders and heat flies back and enters the control area, blinding the engineer, and that’s never a good thing.

The space in the tunnel is small, and as the steam engines became more powerful, the smoke became more daunting . And soon the locomotive engineers began to suffocate from this smoke it was a real threat to people’s lives.

And then the South Pacific leadership had an idea to move the car forward. In 1911 the Baldwin plant in Philadelphia got the first orders for the “Inverted” locomotives.

With this arrangement of the cabin the visibility was excellent, and smoke was no longer a problem for the crew.

https://guriny.livejournal.com/426804.html

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the inverted locomotives of the Southern Pacific

the Prosperity Special

May 17th, 2017 by admin

the Prosperity Special was a train made up entirely 24 Baldwin locomotives, part of an order of 50, left on May 27, 1922. They “headed west out of the Baldwin Locomotive Plant to East St. Louis, took the Cotton Belt Line across Texas and was switched to SP tracks in El Paso.

Thousands of spectators lined the tracks to see an almost half mile long train made up entirely of new locomotives cross the country bound for California. A large sign was erected on the lead locomotive that read, ‘The Prosperity Special’.

The special arrived at Taylor Yard in Los Angeles in early June. Half of the locomotives would stay here and run heavy freights over Beaumont Hill and Tehachapi Pass. The rest of the locos went to Sacramento for duty over the Sierra Nevadas, the train stopped to take on water before the descent into Bakersfield and the trip up the valley to their new home in Sacramento.

A couple of years ago I posted this pic of the completed 50 at Eddystone, Pennsylvania:http://justacarguy.blogspot.com/2015/02/baldwin-locomotive-works-1922.html

150 years old!

January 8th, 2015 by admin

The original two engines on the Talyllyn line in Gwynedd are now a striking “Indian Red”, as they were in 1865 and 1866.

The special anniversary year is being marked with a series of events throughout 2015.

Photographic archives helped reproduce the original livery for the locomotives, No.1 Talyllyn and No.2 Dolgoch, before the results were unveiled online

The railway, running from the coast at Tywyn to Abergynolwyn and Nant Gwernol inland, was built to carry slate.

It was saved by volunteers in 1951, making it what they say is the world’s first