Whyte; Mollies; etc.

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Mon Sep 23 15:02:28 EDT 2013

I believe Baldwin at one time called the triplex a "tractor Mallet". The Canadian Pacific called their 2-10-4's "Selkirks".

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On Sat, Sep 21, 2013 at 9:44 AM,

I am absolutely not saying that it is COMPLETE. I welcome supplementation

​Whither the Triplex? It was a 2-8-8-8-4 on the Virginian (sole engine, XA class, returned to Baldwin to become a 2-8-8-0 and a 2-8-2). The Erie had a little more success, their Triplex engines were 2-8-8-8-2 Mallets.

See http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Triplex_(locomotive) and http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2-8-8-8-4

Bruce in Blacksburg

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