View single post by oztrainz
 Posted: Thu May 18th, 2017 05:54 am
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Joined: Wed Apr 10th, 2013
Location: Unanderra, Australia
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Hi Helmut and all,
It may have been a Norris design built in the US. They were the originators of the 4-4-0 design and used "Haystack" type boilers from their early days. (see ). 

This loco looks quite early and may have been over 10 years old when it "got cooked".  The stack is a giveaway that it was wood-fired in original operating condition. It also looks like the stack has taken a hit as well (from a falling rafter or similar?)

The US Library of Congress has this photo listed as after the fall of Richmond. A quick search in Photograph the Library of Congress website using "Richmond locomotive" turns up several photos of equally "unhappy"  or "sadder" looking locomotives

John Garaty
Unanderra in oz
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