What is your favorite Steam Locomotive?

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  1. ET&WNC

    ET&WNC New Member

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    ET&WNC #12 4-6-0. Spent sometime working on her this past summer.
    Bart
  2. Chessie6459

    Chessie6459 Gauge Oldtimer

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    Ray,
    I am not sure but i can ask one of the live steamers in the club about that. One of the live steamers is building the Q-2. It is almost complete. I can email him and ask him.
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    This this picture is not the exact one, but nonetheless, an 0-4-0 is darned cool - or hot depending on your point of view.

    I was fortunate enough this year to be allowed learn a little on how to be a fireman and engineer on the 0-4-0 that Bob Kirtlan of Silver Bend Farms, Clarksburg, California owns and operates for weekday tours by local school children in the greater Sacramento area.

    Since his steam engine was the first I ever was actually in charge of, naturally it is now my favorite.

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  4. ET&WNC

    ET&WNC New Member

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    Its so easy to fall in love with the first engine you get to work on :)
  5. Chessie6459

    Chessie6459 Gauge Oldtimer

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    Yes i will agree with you on that. It is really easy to fall in love with the first engine you work on or run.
  6. Chessie6459

    Chessie6459 Gauge Oldtimer

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    That A-5 is the one that i am going to be building in 1.6 scale for the club i am in. We have a K-4s in the club and the guys who own the engine are thinking of changing the number from 612 to 1361. We told them to do so and more than likely they are going to do it. Keep on posting. I really enjoy looking at the steam engines.:cool:
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    Chessie6459 Gauge Oldtimer

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    I started another thread. Go see it. It is What is your favoite Diesel Locomotive.
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    well this is a tough question. While I've fallen completely for these huge and messy North American locomotives, I keep coming back to the clean lines of British locomotives. In particular the GWR Castles,like this one :)


    Graham

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  9. Chessie6459

    Chessie6459 Gauge Oldtimer

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    Very Nice Looking Locomotive!!!!!
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    Chessie6459 Gauge Oldtimer

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    The Q-2 that is on Page 3 is being built in 1.6" scale. To see the locomotive go to the independent live steamers website and click on the railfest page then when the page loads up go to the year 2003 and there are some pictures of the Q-2 there. Hope you all like it!!!
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    I couldn't pick just one and if I did maybe one of the Reading RR camelbacks:D :D :D Rich
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    ooppps Forgot the pic:thumb: :thumb:

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    Chessie6459 Gauge Oldtimer

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    Does anyone else have any favorite steam locomotives? Just wondering.
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    My first favorite would be a Frisco 2-10-0 #1630 that is at Illinois Railroad Museum. I got to be engineer for a run down the main line in 1993. All I could say is AWESOME !!!! The second choice is the N&W 2050 2-8-8-2 that is on display in barn 9at the same museum.
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    mine is the UP 4-6-6-4 challenger in the 2 tone gray paint with the smoke deflectors. it is a perfect balance between speed and power and looks.
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    Chessie6459 Gauge Oldtimer

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    trainworm,
    Do yo have any photo's of the 4-6-6-4? Just asking.
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    Chessie6459 Gauge Oldtimer

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    Here's the photo of me on my favorite steam locomotive.

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    Chessie6459 Gauge Oldtimer

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    Great Picture of the 1361 Ray. Bet that will be in your mind forever. That is a great locomotive and I hope to see it back in Altoona this year. :thumb: :thumb: :thumb:
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    Chessie6459 Gauge Oldtimer

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    I also have a couple other favorite steam locomotives they are, East Broad Top Railroad #3, #6, #11, #12, #14, #15, #16, #17, and #18. A good site to visit is http://www.spikesys.com/EBT/