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Date: 06/18/06 21:29
Colton Helper
Author: SP2778

Eastbound Passenger trains usually got a helper at Colton. On one occasion they tried a Baldwin. May 10, 1950. I don't think it worked to well as I only it once.




Date: 06/18/06 22:04
Re: Colton Helper...Part 2
Author: Steamjocky

Here's another passenger train at Colton (actually a troop train) with a steam engine for a helper instead of another diesel with the FM H-24-66 #4807 as the road power.

JDE




Date: 06/18/06 23:55
Re: Colton Helper
Author: topper

SP2778 Wrote:
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> Eastbound Passenger trains usually got a helper at
> Colton. On one occasion they tried a Baldwin. May
> 10, 1950. I don't think it worked to well as I
> only it once.

Wow! They must've been desperate. Must've been a mighty slow trip!



Date: 06/19/06 11:21
Re: Colton Helper
Author: mundo

Beaumont Hill is not real fast track but the steam helper would have been doing a lot of bouncing.



Date: 06/19/06 14:50
Re: Colton Helper
Author: Nitehostler

Gee, I think that one could title both of these old photos "The Odd Couple". In both cases, the road engines are fairly fast & the helpers are certainly not...I think that Consolidations were only authorized 45 in the Special Instructions portion of the EMP TT.

Tom



Date: 06/19/06 15:10
Re: Colton Helper
Author: SP2778

Enjoyed the troop train picture. Troop trains used what ever a RR had handy. One that I rode in Nov. 1943 had an SP AC-9 from Tucumcari to El Paso.



Date: 11/19/12 11:42
Re: Colton Helper
Author: the_expediter

Both Unique! THX from Grossmont, CA...Steve



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