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 Posted: Sat Sep 16th, 2017 06:56 pm
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Woodie et al,

The SR&RL Forneys all had 33" drivers.
Heck, even the 2-6-2 Prairies had 33" drivers!
Go figure.

But yes, they were capable of high speeds.
Now that 100 mph was an anomaly.

In fact, there are stories, one from the Bridgton,
where some of the passengers actually got off the train,
and were walking faster than the loco could pull the train.

So, yeah, we arrive at about 20 mph for the nominal speed.
But given that straight stretch of track don't get fooled.

The engineer might just want to get to beans early,
especially if it's the last run to home for the day.

James Sullivan
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