|View single post by oztrainz|
|Posted: Thu May 18th, 2017 05:54 am||
|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 https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Norris_Locomotive_Works ).
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
Unanderra in oz