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Date: 02/10/19 11:07
SP 2-8-8-2 cab forward ('48)
Author: valmont

Here's an SP 2-8-8-2 cab forward @ Fernley, NV in 1948 .... photographer unknown (to me).




Date: 02/10/19 14:10
Re: SP 2-8-8-2 cab forward ('48)
Author: refarkas

What a complex looking locomotive!
Bob



Date: 02/10/19 16:18
Re: SP 2-8-8-2 cab forward ('48)
Author: up833

Anyone know what the wood box above the headlight would be for?
Nice photo!
RB



Date: 02/10/19 16:23
Re: SP 2-8-8-2 cab forward ('48)
Author: HotWater

up833 Wrote:
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> Anyone know what the wood box above the headlight
> would be for?
> Nice photo!
> RB

I believe I may have answered that on the other thread, i.e. maybe the water cooler for the crew.



Date: 02/10/19 17:06
Re: SP 2-8-8-2 cab forward ('48)
Author: PHall

HotWater Wrote:
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> up833 Wrote:
> --------------------------------------------------
> -----
> > Anyone know what the wood box above the
> headlight
> > would be for?
> > Nice photo!
> > RB
>
> I believe I may have answered that on the other
> thread, i.e. maybe the water cooler for the crew.

It is the Ice Cooled Water Cooler for the crew.



Date: 02/10/19 17:15
Re: SP 2-8-8-2 cab forward ('48)
Author: HotWater

PHall Wrote:
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> HotWater Wrote:
> --------------------------------------------------
> -----
> > up833 Wrote:
> >
> --------------------------------------------------
>
> > -----
> > > Anyone know what the wood box above the
> > headlight
> > > would be for?
> > > Nice photo!
> > > RB
> >
> > I believe I may have answered that on the other
> > thread, i.e. maybe the water cooler for the
> crew.
>
> It is the Ice Cooled Water Cooler for the crew.

Picky, picky, PICKY!



Date: 02/10/19 19:12
Re: SP 2-8-8-2 cab forward ('48)
Author: Cabhop

For the late 1940s these really look antique. 



Date: 02/10/19 19:23
Re: SP 2-8-8-2 cab forward ('48)
Author: Earlk

4024 was built as a MC-4 compound (MC = Mallet Consolidation)in 1911 and rebuilt as a simple engine classed AC-6 (AC = Articulated Consolidation)in the late 1920's.  I always liked the look of these rebuilt compounds with the big Worthington BL feed water heater along with a HUGE Simplex injector (I think it was a number 15 or so) still mounted on the fireman's side.  It looks like that big gun is running in this shot.



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