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 Posted: Sun Nov 27th, 2016 05:44 am
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oztrainz



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jtrain wrote:
I think that whoever designed the streamlining,
didn't understand aerodynamics.

As for the ugliness? 
I think that loco can be topped. 

Sure, the streamliner looks like a chop job,
but what about this:

A 2-2-2 steam locomotive from Belgium.

Looks like a tank locomotive with the tanks stripped off,
and coal bunkers on the pilot deck,
plus a cab with an enclosed back and an open front.


This one is actually probably a very early cab-forward,
fitted with a marine type boiler like the Northern Pacific #21.

The Italians also were running cab-forwards in the early 1900's.
Others got there well before Southern Pacific did with their AC's.




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