|Quoting RODOL (Reply 6):|
have always been a fan of the Class 20, not very glamorous I know, but I think they've got real character. I managed haulage off about 90 of them in my 'bashing' days, admittedly they weren't hard to get in the summer months. If any of our uninitiated a-netters care, it is a 1000hp English Electric diesel which had a characteristic whistling engine note like its big brother the Class 40, and was almost always seen in pairs due to only having a cab at one end. 228 were built in the 1950's & 60's and very few remain in service.
|Quoting AsstChiefMark (Reply 4):|
The Union Pacific "Big Boy" 4-8-8-4
Overall length: 132 feet 9¼ inches (40.47 m)
Total weight with tender: 1,208,750 lb (540 t)
Weight on drivers: 540,000 lb (245 t)
Tractive effort: 135,375 lbf (602.18 kN)
Cylinder dimensions: 23¾ inches (603 mm) diameter × 32 inches (813 mm)
stroke (4 cylinders)
Boiler pressure: 300 lbf/in² (2 MPa)
Driving wheel diameter: 68 inch (1.7 m)
Tender coal capacity: 28 ton (25 t)
Tender water capacity: 25,000 US gallon (90 m³)
Top speed: 80 mph (130 km/h)
|Quoting SlamClick (Reply 17):|
Geared locomotives, especially the Shay. Among the Shays especially the two-truck models in the 37-40 ton range made in the first two decades of the 20th century. Of those, especially the narrow gauge models. I used to have the number plate of a couple of them, and a bell off another.
|Quoting AirworldA320 (Reply 18):|
What a wierd looking loco, full of power though surely?