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Date: 04/01/21 05:42
This Famous Steam Locomotive Is Along Way From Her Origins!
Back in 1926 when Baldwin built this narrow gauge 2-6-6-2 for the Uintah Ry in Colorado, they could not have imagined the fame she and her sister locomotive built in 1928 would come to enjoy. While more of an engineering marvel while on the Uintah as saddle tank engines that could conquer the steep and twisting grades of the Uintah, they would later become favorites of railfans when they were shipped to the Sumpter Valley Ry in Oregon where they were converted to tender locomotives.
While most of their 7 years on the Sumpter Valley were during WW-2 when gas rationing prevented most railfan trips, they still managed to be the focus of a number of railfans after the War ended. Then, in 1947, when the SVRy abandoned all but 2 miles of their narro gauge track, the pair of now-famous articlateds was shipped off to Guatemala to sever out their final years into the early 1960's in relative obsucrity due to their remote location.
Fortuntely, a few hardy railfans ventured south of the border of the US and Mexico to seek them out as we see here with #250 stoped at the Amatitlan, Guatemala depot with her train. She still presents an impressive appearance for any narrow gauge locomotive.
Edited 4 time(s). Last edit at 04/01/21 05:51 by LoggerHogger.
Date: 04/01/21 12:30
Re: This Famous Steam Locomotive Is Along Way From Her Origins!
NdeM had 3 foot gauge articulateds as well, too bad at least one could not have been saved.