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.

pete groom
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.

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> 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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