WITH A LITTLE HELP FROM MY FRIENDS (Joe Cocker)

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WITH A LITTLE HELP FROM MY FRIENDS (Joe Cocker)

Postby Benny » Mon Jan 04, 2016 9:18 am

Hi, railfanning people.
I'm italian and I know very few about the north-american locos so I need an explanation.
In a park of Lima (Peru) is plinthed this 3 ft loco, built by Baldwin in 1929 and coming from the Cuzco-Macchu Pichu-Quillabamba line; the loco has two sandboxes and from the far one, and only from that one, comes out a a handy lever control.
Neither me nor my european friends can understand what is this nor why it is only on the second sandbox.
Can anyone explain the mistery?
Thanks in advance and if you need informations about european railways contact me.
D99r vedi D98.jpg

D100r Particolare duomo loco 102.jpg


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Re: WITH A LITTLE HELP FROM MY FRIENDS (Joe Cocker)

Postby NorthWest » Mon Jan 04, 2016 10:42 pm

It is hard to tell from the picture, but it appears to be a control valve which has had its control rod accessible in the cab removed for some reason.

Two sandboxes makes operating in both directions easier, as sand can always be put in front of the drivers. As such, only one sand box would need to be used at a time. I suspect the control for the other box is in the cab somewhere.

BTW, awesome song :-D.
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Re: WITH A LITTLE HELP FROM MY FRIENDS (Joe Cocker)

Postby Benny » Tue Jan 05, 2016 9:44 am

Thanks, you're always a certainty, my friend.
How means BTW?

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Re: WITH A LITTLE HELP FROM MY FRIENDS (Joe Cocker)

Postby NorthWest » Tue Jan 05, 2016 10:03 am

It means "by the way".
Thanks, and I hope I have helped!
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