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Date: 05/23/23 09:33
June, 1994: SOO Fuel Tender on D&H 266
Author: Pattenburg

There is an 'ol saying that "...a bad photo is better than no photo!" which partially describes this June, 1994 scene at Musconetcong Tunnel in Pattenburg, NJ. It was late in the afternoon as shadows were starting to creep into the scene. I contemplated about leaving but was hoping for one more train before heading home. A headlight could be seen at the west end of the tunnel and as it emerged into Sunday's sunshine, that train was D&H 266 lead by SOO 6008 (EMD SD60), SOO Fuel Tender 4000 (ex-MILW 185) and an unidentified SOO unit. I will say that was a pretty impressive power consist to be seen at the tunnel.




Date: 05/23/23 09:43
Re: June, 1994: SOO Fuel Tender on D&H 266
Author: srman

I'd say that that's a great image to be proud of.  Glad you hung around a little longer. 



Date: 05/23/23 09:44
Re: June, 1994: SOO Fuel Tender on D&H 266
Author: Mr-Beechcroft

Love that SOO paint scheme.

Adam



Date: 05/23/23 11:27
Re: June, 1994: SOO Fuel Tender on D&H 266
Author: march_hare

Fuel tender or a slug?



Date: 05/23/23 11:42
Re: June, 1994: SOO Fuel Tender on D&H 266
Author: ALCO630

march_hare Wrote:
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> Fuel tender or a slug?

Fuel tender. I’ve got a nice roster shot of it in Lehighton that morning, but need to replace my slide scanner.

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Doug Wetherhold
Macungie, PA



Date: 05/23/23 13:27
Re: June, 1994: SOO Fuel Tender on D&H 266
Author: refarkas

I'm glad you waited. Super catch.
Bob



Date: 05/23/23 14:10
Re: June, 1994: SOO Fuel Tender on D&H 266
Author: NPEDDIE

I admire the SOO fuel tender because if was on a locomotive frame!  BN's fuel tenders failed because it used tank cars and the buff forces between the locomotive, fuel tender, and second  locomotive had too much buff forces for the freight car frame.

I worked at Northtown Diesel Material and saw lots of fuel tenders.

Ed Burns



Date: 05/24/23 08:12
Re: June, 1994: SOO Fuel Tender on D&H 266
Author: ntharalson

NPEDDIE Wrote:
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> I admire the SOO fuel tender because if was on a
> locomotive frame!  BN's fuel tenders failed
> because it used tank cars and the buff forces
> between the locomotive, fuel tender, and second 
> locomotive had too much buff forces for the
> freight car frame.
>
> I worked at Northtown Diesel Material and saw lots
> of fuel tenders.
>
> Ed Burns

The ex-MILW tenders were also something of a dud.  I was told they could never get them to seal up properly.  

As for the photo, a very nice shot, thanks for posting.  I hadn't realized the Soo SD60's, the trailing unit is also that model, were equipped for fuel tenders.  

Nick Tharalson,
Marion, IA



Date: 05/24/23 08:15
Re: June, 1994: SOO Fuel Tender on D&H 266
Author: MP90

Nice historic catch. I've shot a lot of SOO stuff over the years, but didn't know they had a fuel tender.



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