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Date: 03/23/19 04:52
OTD: SP 2-8-8-4 'Yellowstone' #3800 (1940)
Author: valmont

With a name given this model by the NP, here's Southern Pacific's version of a Yellowstone on March 23, 1940 @ El Paso, TX  .... note the striped pilot.




Date: 03/23/19 04:53
Re: OTD: SP 2-8-8-4 'Yellowstone' #3800 (1940)
Author: dan

beefy says Boodie




Date: 03/23/19 12:12
Re: OTD: SP 2-8-8-4 'Yellowstone' #3800 (1940)
Author: dlh

oh boy, someone needs to get the tender back on the proper end of that cab forward :-)



Date: 03/23/19 13:48
Re: OTD: SP 2-8-8-4 'Yellowstone' #3800 (1940)
Author: HotWater

dlh Wrote:
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> oh boy, someone needs to get the tender back on
> the proper end of that cab forward :-)

Pretty difficult to do with a coal burner!



Date: 03/23/19 15:17
Re: OTD: SP 2-8-8-4 'Yellowstone' #3800 (1940)
Author: LarryDoyle

Built the way God intended.

-LD



Date: 03/23/19 17:46
Re: OTD: SP 2-8-8-4 'Yellowstone' #3800 (1940)
Author: ntharalson

I've always kind of wondered why the SP's cab forwards were not named "Yellowstones."  After all, it is a 2-8-8-4 isn't it?  Okay, so the locomotive is
turned ninety degress from the tender, it's still a 2-8-8-4!  (LOL)

Nick Tharalson,
Marion, IA



Date: 03/23/19 18:01
Re: OTD: SP 2-8-8-4 'Yellowstone' #3800 (1940)
Author: HotWater

ntharalson Wrote:
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> I've always kind of wondered why the SP's cab
> forwards were not named "Yellowstones."  After
> all, it is a 2-8-8-4 isn't it?  Okay, so the
> locomotive is
> turned ninety degress from the tender, it's still
> a 2-8-8-4!  (LOL)
>
> Nick Tharalson,
> Marion, IA

Just a few thoughts:

1) Did the the NP employees, i.e. engine crews, refer to their 2-8-8-4s as "Yellowstones"?

2) Did The DM&IR employees, i.e. the engine crews, refer to their 2-8-8-4s as "Yellowstones"?

3) Did the UP employees, i.e. the engine crews, refer to their 4000 class 4-8-8-4s as "Big Boys"?

4) Did the C&O employees, i.e. the engine crews, refer to their 1600 class 2-6-6-6s as "Alleghenies"?

5) Did the UP employees, i.e. the engine crews, refer to their 3900 class 4-6-6-4s as "Challengers?



Date: 03/24/19 08:23
Re: OTD: SP 2-8-8-4 'Yellowstone' #3800 (1940)
Author: Dreamer

Lead trucks are different from trailing trucks. The function are sufficently different that for the cab-in-front (SP Bulletin 9-1939) the lead trucks are a unique design to both lead the locomotive and hold the weight of the firebox.

Dreamer

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