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 Posted: Sat Sep 16th, 2017 06:18 pm
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W C Greene



Joined: Fri May 4th, 2007
Location: Royse City, Texas USA
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The SR&RL 2 footer prided itself,
for reaching speeds of 60 MPH on flat tangent sections.

This in itself is going against the old theory,
that a steam locomotive's top speed, was approx. 1.1 times the driver diameter.

The little Forneys and Prairies had drivers around 36" dia. (Sullivan, is that right?)
so theoretically the top end SHOULD be somewhere around 35 MPH.

Where is Mr. Ripley?

The plot thickens...

Woodie




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