Video at Strasburg,PA
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Thu Jan 7 17:13:46 EST 2010
I've read somewhere (Ed King?) that, in conjunction with the tall,
stubby original tenders, it was to keep the overall length short
enough to fit on some then-existing turntables.
On Jan 6, 2010, at 6:05 PM, NW Mailing List wrote:
> I know that the class M's had the boiler halfway into the cab space.
> What was the reason for that? I think they were called "deckless"
> locomotives or something.
> Mike Weeks, LCSW, LCAS
> M1, Brody School of Medicine 2013
> MSW, UNC at Charlotte 2003
> BS Acct, UNC at Charlotte 1989
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> Subject: Re: Video at Strasburg,PA
> Thanks for the link to the Stradburg RR video of 475. It brings
> back recent memories as I was there this past September. Alas, #475
> wasn't under stream at the time so I "had" to ride behind the
> "other" steam locomotive.
> As a side note, I was told by the gentleman that was giving the
> backshop, machine shop, etc tour that the engineers/firemen at
> Strasburg are not overly excited about operating #475 due to the
> lack of cab floor space. After inspecting the engine myself I was
> rather surprised at how little floor space there is. Pictures
> really don't convey the reality. Can any one on the list say what
> the normal work a day class M crew thought about their charge?
> Dave Moorehead
> Milford, Ohio
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