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Date: 01/06/20 20:39
The start of the 2-10-4's
Author: tomstp

The first 2-10-4 Texas & Pacific purchased is easing its train past Dallas Union Terminal with a east bound freight. pulling an auxiliary water car with the valve gear set full forward.  It has apparently come out of the shop recently judging by the cleanliness of the paint.  The first 10 engines  could not be fitted with the flanged stack in view of the Chambers throttle housing just ahead of the stack.  Shop forces have added a second sand dome above the firebox. The rectangle brass pieces on the pump shields are stamped with the date that the cylinder valve and piston packing was renewed.  There are 10 places of those brass pieces.



Edited 2 time(s). Last edit at 01/06/20 20:45 by tomstp.




Date: 01/06/20 21:28
Re: The start of the 2-10-4's
Author: elueck

SUPERPOWER!



Date: 01/07/20 04:54
Re: The start of the 2-10-4's
Author: UP951West

Thanks for sharing a fine photo of a great T&P locomotive in Dallas.  --Kelly



Date: 01/07/20 11:25
Re: The start of the 2-10-4's
Author: Tominde

Nice picture of a great looking engine,   There are 10 places of those brass pieces.  I'm not sure what that means???  Did the put that renew date 10 different places on the locomotive?



Date: 01/07/20 14:25
Re: The start of the 2-10-4's
Author: tomstp

There are 10 bars seperated to two pieces (5 one side and 5 on the other) on each pump shield.  So including both pump  shileds there would be 20 places to display the dates.  Sorry about the confusion.



Date: 01/07/20 16:26
Re: The start of the 2-10-4's
Author: ATSF3751

I would say the ATSF 5011 class represented the finest development of this class. Still, hats off to T&P on a fine locomotive. 



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