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Discussion in 'The Real Thing- North America' started by ozzy, Feb 5, 2008.
these was taken in Ottumwa , Iowa. the red engine is a yard engine.
here is pics of a 4-6-4 baldwin steamer, made in 1930. it was the first engine to run through Ottumwa ,IA. it pulled a first class passenger train. its #3001 from the C,B,& Q. its 94 feet long with tender. it is 235 TONS. 3000HP. 100+ mph. it holds 27 TONS of coal and 15,000 gal of water. the tender is a 6 axle. it is one big old sucker!
Too bad they had cab access blocked off on the Baldwin. That's always my favorite part climbin' up in there, sitting down where the engineer would have sat and then visualizing what it must have been like rockin' down the tracks! Nice shots. Thanks.
i thought about climbing in anyway..... but i decided i did not want yelled at....lol