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Date: 12/12/12 12:04
Western Pacific Steam Locomotive Review
Author: KeyRouteKen

For all of you Western Pacific STEAM fans, especially my buddy "Z", let's take a look at some photos I have, but without Dates and/or locations.. Here goes...

1. WP 2-8-2 # 332 Possibly at Portola

2. WP 4-8-2 # 172 Taking water, in the Snow

3. WP 0-6-0 # 153 Location please



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 12/12/12 12:16 by KeyRouteKen.








Date: 12/12/12 12:14
Re: Western Pacific Steam Locomotive Review
Author: KeyRouteKen

Photo 4. WP 2-8-0 # 44 at Sacramento

Photo 5. WP 0-6-0 # 151

Photo 6. WP 2-6-6-2 # 205


Photos courtesy of KRK Collection.

KRK








Date: 12/12/12 12:38
Re: Western Pacific Steam Locomotive Review
Author: LoggerHogger

Ken,

The first 2 are at the Portola roundhouse.

Martin



Date: 12/12/12 14:39
Re: Western Pacific Steam Locomotive Review
Author: zephyrus

Beautiful, Ken! Thank you, thank you!

Yes, Martin's correct. The first two are definitely Portola. In fact, the shot of the 332 is taken about where the walkway is from the parking lot to the Diesel Shop, looking northeast.

Always interesting to me to see WP's original 0-6-0s. I'm so much more familiar with the shape and outline of the 163-166, the ex-Verde Copper engines, which look so much bulkier than the original class. The 151-162 engines almost look dainty by comparison.

FYI: work continues on WP 0-6-0 165. She is slated to go back on her drivers in April 2013. We'll have a couple of big cranes at the museum and it should be quite a show! See a steam engine float through the air with the greatest of ease!

Neat shots! Thanks.

Z



Date: 12/12/12 21:32
Re: Western Pacific Steam Locomotive Review
Author: lwilton

That last picture of the 205 shows two tanks on the front. I'm guessing the one on the top of the boiler is an Elasco feedwater heater. But what is the one on the pilot? An air tank? Or another heater?



Date: 12/13/12 00:39
Re: Western Pacific Steam Locomotive Review
Author: Panamerican99

The 172 4-8-2 is ex- FEC.



Date: 12/13/12 05:38
Re: Western Pacific Steam Locomotive Review
Author: Labby

It looks like an Alco plate on the 332. Did the WP build those tenders or Alco?

Thanks,

Labby



Date: 12/13/12 07:45
Re: Western Pacific Steam Locomotive Review
Author: LoggerHogger

The tender on WP #332 came from ALCO.

Martin



Date: 12/13/12 21:26
Re: Western Pacific Steam Locomotive Review
Author: 4-12-2

Great pictures, thanks for sharing!

John Bush
Omaha



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