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Date: 12/03/22 03:41
Don't try this at home!
Author: santafe199

In fact, don’t even try this out on the high iron. The unpredictable results usually don’t come highly recommended. Beyond the previous 2 sentences I can offer no details about this rather risqué image. At least the sun was shining... ;^)

1. AT&SF 0-8-0(?) 838 is slightly out of kilter in relationship to the rails, much less its own tender. Apparently a foreign actor has violated the 838’s personal space, creating this untoward situation in Kansas City, MO on August 7, 1937.
2¾ x 4½ BW reprint by Wes Krambeck, from the Art Gibson collection.
Soon to be part of the James T. Wilson collection.

Thanks for looking back!
Lance Garrels (santafe199)
Jim Wilson (jtwlunch)




Date: 12/03/22 09:06
Re: Don't try this at home!
Author: MacBeau

"That's some pretty loose railroading."
—Mac



Date: 12/03/22 10:41
Re: Don't try this at home!
Author: hotrail

"Restricted speed in yard limits on the Strasburg"



Date: 12/03/22 11:56
Re: Don't try this at home!
Author: KCRW287

Lance, a good photo I figure at the north end of Chicago Jct. I have this photo and 4 more that go with it. The other engine is a Frisco, they crossed the KCT at Stockyard Crossing. I wonder if one of the crews got a signal wrong. KCRW287



Date: 12/03/22 12:28
Re: Don't try this at home!
Author: KCRW287

Here are 5 more pictures, all credit to Dick Wolf.








Date: 12/03/22 12:29
Re: Don't try this at home!
Author: KCRW287

4 & 5






Date: 12/03/22 12:32
Re: Don't try this at home!
Author: KskidinTx

"Well at least they didn't damage the kerosene switch lamp".
 



Date: 12/03/22 14:40
Re: Don't try this at home!
Author: Roadmaster

I'm guessing they took 838's headlight off before the big hook went to work.

Matthew



Date: 12/03/22 15:38
Re: Don't try this at home!
Author: LarryDoyle

For what purpose is that arch shaped piece of sheetmetal located next ahead of the headlight on the 838 tender?

-LD



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 12/03/22 16:40 by LarryDoyle.



Date: 12/03/22 16:39
Re: Don't try this at home!
Author: santafe199

KCRW287 Wrote: > … 5 more pictures, all credit to Dick Wolf …

Thanks. Dick Wolf was a Gibson contemporary in those days. It’s not surprising to see more than one photographer catching this oopsie. In fact I’d bet that quite a few KC Metro photogs turned out for this one…

Posted from iPhone



Date: 12/03/22 16:46
Re: Don't try this at home!
Author: KCRW287

Lance, I just found these in a file on the computer this past week, I haven't seen them in a couple of years. I am probably 1/2 thru correcting my files and finding all kinds of stuff, deleting some too. KCRW287



Date: 12/03/22 20:03
Re: Don't try this at home!
Author: texchief1

Neat shot, Lance!

RC Lundgren



Date: 12/03/22 20:48
Re: Don't try this at home!
Author: Evan_Werkema

LarryDoyle Wrote:

> For what purpose is that arch shaped piece of
> sheetmetal located next ahead of the headlight on
> the 838 tender?

That's a hose reel box.  A lot of Santa Fe tenders for smaller steam locomotives had them:

https://www.trainorders.com/discussion/read.php?10,5039221
https://www.trainorders.com/discussion/read.php?11,4703956,4705136#msg-4705136
https://www.trainorders.com/discussion/read.php?10,4596865,4597402#msg-4597402

A few tenders behind preserved Santa Fe steam locomotives still have them, such as:

2-8-0 #762 in Chanute, KS: https://www.trainorders.com/discussion/read.php?1,3122393,3122413#3122413
2-8-0 #811 in Atchison, KS: https://www.trainorders.com/discussion/read.php?11,3543228,3543317#3543317
2-6-2 #1079 in Coffeyville, KS: https://www.trainorders.com/discussion/read.php?1,3122393,3122409#3122409



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