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mwiz64
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You guys were talking about the little 2-2-0 in the other thread and so I started looking around the web at different and unusual locomotives. These electric powered steam locomotives looked to be as unusual as anything I've ever seen. These were apparently retrofitted with electric heaters during wartime when coal was in short supply but hydro electric power was plentiful.

http://www.douglas-self.com/MUSEUM/LOCOLOCO/swisselec/swisselc.htm




If you go back to the home page you can find all sorts of unusual locomotives by clicking on the link to the right.

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Woodie, you have talked about overhead wire.

Here is your chance-----


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Now that would make for a cool layout idea. I agree with Herb, Woodies needs an electric line now.

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Was there any hydro power local to Mogollon, NM? If so, maybe it wouldn't even be so far fetched. If not, then maybe Woodie would like it. ;)

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Here is some better information about those electric-steam locos.

https://docs.google.com/file/d/0B-KLCSQAa-15Mzg0ZDMzYWUtYTI3YS00YmUyLTg5NjMtOWFjNGUxMzgwZDgy/edit?pli=1&hl=en

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Woodie says "OK, I'll get right on that!" Yep, right after I build some new sections, build about 12 more ore cars, rebuild stuff on the existing layout, and generally enjoy things in the nice morning air.
Seriously however (?) I have seen photos of steam locos with pantographs. How about a little "steam dummy" with a trolley pole and traction motors (trolley car) and a steam boiler to run an electric generator and therefore the motors when the overhead runs out. Herb, this might just be up your alley...or something!

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I'm never going to have any traction on anything I build. I like it but I think it looks too fiddly for me to get right and too much in the way. Still, i enjoy reading about such things as these locos and seeing the pictures of them.

Woodie, Mogollon is way cool just like it is and you seem to keep making it better and better every day.

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How about the other way round? Use a boiler to drive a generator for them traction motors


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