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 Posted: Fri Jun 21st, 2013 02:08 pm
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Oh oh Herbie,

The Black Diamond.... are you kiddin me?!

This could be trouble...

I like that a lot!:cool:



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I've seen pictures of this (car, loco, speeder, critter, thing [pick one please]) before, but never realized the goofy wheel arrangement.


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They restored it, finished just last year...2012

Pretty cool!




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I've seen photos of this before, but I guess that I didn't look carefully enough, and thought that it was an 0-4-2



Do that too often, and miss a lot of stuff.

Glad to hear that it still exists, and is restored!

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Wow, that is too cool! Cute, too. I'm glad it still exists and has been restored. Not too many steam powered inspection cars survived to modern times.

Hmm, actually NONE exist, except this one!

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Herb Kephart wrote: ... but never realized the goofy wheel arrangement.It's not goofy, there were lots of them.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Category:2-2-2_locomotives

http://www.steamlocomotive.com/single/

http://www.engrailhistory.info/r171.html

http://www.sil.si.edu/smithsoniancontributions/historytechnology/pdf_lo/ssht-0025.pdf

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OK, poor choice of words.

I'm familiar with the facts that the Brits loved single driver locos. I guess that it was only the fact that grades were easy and trains were light let them get away with the arrangement.

I should have wrote "very rare in this country"--especially by the time that the "Black Diamond" was built.

Be great if someone pulled up those ones that are taking an extended bath--but it's problematical whether there is enough left to get an idea what they looked like--anything wood has to be gone--and the costs would be more that my meager budget can afford.

By the way--thanks for the links! Sites like that can provide many absorbing hours.

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