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Top 3 Steam Locomotives

Postby Mountcastle » Wed Nov 04, 2009 4:20 am

America has been overtaken by an evil killjoy king who hates trains and who has issued a decree that all remaining steam locomotives in the country must be scrapped at once...saving three. And you get to pick the three. Which three would you save?

I'll kick-off with...

1. Sierra Railway No. 3

2. Arcade & Attica RR No. 14

3. Virginia & Truckee No. 22, the "Inyo"
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Re: Top 3 Steam Locomotives

Postby atsf sp » Wed Nov 04, 2009 5:45 pm

1. SP 4449
2. CN/Strasburg 89
3. PRR 5741
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Re: Top 3 Steam Locomotives

Postby pennsy » Wed Nov 04, 2009 6:12 pm

SP 4449
SF 3571
UP 3985
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Re: Top 3 Steam Locomotives

Postby Fan Railer » Wed Nov 04, 2009 6:26 pm

NW 611
NKP 765
UP 3985
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Re: Top 3 Steam Locomotives

Postby GLC 392 » Mon Nov 09, 2009 1:39 am

PM 1225
NW 1218
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Re: Top 3 Steam Locomotives

Postby CassFireman » Mon Nov 09, 2009 10:41 pm

#1 An Allegheny
#2 A Hudson (We'd have to make one first, or go back in time and get one)
#3 A "J"
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Re: Top 3 Steam Locomotives

Postby John_Perkowski » Mon Nov 16, 2009 8:46 pm

Union Pacific 3985

Union Pacific 844

Southern Pacific 4449

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Re: Top 3 Steam Locomotives

Postby Engineer Spike » Mon Feb 01, 2010 4:06 am

B&M 410, 1455, an 3713!
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Re: Top 3 Steam Locomotives

Postby 2nd trick op » Wed Feb 17, 2010 8:30 pm

Among "surviving" locos:

NKP Berkshire 759
UP Challenger 3985
PRR K-4 1361

and if they could be "reincarnated":

A PRR J-1
an NYC Husdon
and a DL&W Pocono
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Re: Top 3 Steam Locomotives

Postby steemtrayn » Wed Feb 17, 2010 10:04 pm

CNJ 113

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B&O William Mason
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Re: Top 3 Steam Locomotives

Postby GSC » Fri Apr 09, 2010 10:46 am

Tough call. I've fired or operated six of them.

Ely-Thomas Shay #6
Surry Sussex & Southampton #26
Cavan & Leitrim #3L
Black River &Western #148
Black River &Western #60
New Hope & Ivyland #1533

I'd pick the first three, I've gotten to know them quite well over the years.
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Re: Top 3 Steam Locomotives

Postby GSC » Fri Apr 09, 2010 10:53 am

Voting for my late father, who was a boiler and powerplant operator from his days in the Navy as Machinist Mate on a destroyer, a fan of all kinds of steam power:

MILW 261, he watched it go by through Waverly NY on its way home from Steamtown.
BR&W 148, he watched it go by 2 blocks from our home, 148 acting as a Blue Comet loco down the NY&LB for the Blue Comet Nostalgia Special in the 70s.
UP 4017 (?), the Big Boy at Steamtown, just for its shear size. He was impressed!
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Re: Top 3 Steam Locomotives

Postby Juniatha » Tue Nov 23, 2010 5:45 am

[quote="Mountcastle"]America has been overtaken by an evil killjoy king who hates trains and who has issued a decree that all remaining steam locomotives in the country must be scrapped at once...saving three.

To me that sounds like something that has happened around 1946 .. 49 - no?

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Re: Top 3 Steam Locomotives

Postby Mr.S » Thu Feb 17, 2011 11:47 am

Not sure if this one as added

ARCADE and ATTICA RR's 2-8-0 No. 18
Both E.B.T. RR 's Mikado's
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Re: Top 3 Steam Locomotives

Postby trackwelder » Fri Feb 18, 2011 8:57 pm

Mr.S wrote:Not sure if this one as added

ARCADE and ATTICA RR's 2-8-0 No. 18
Both E.B.T. RR 's Mikado's



there's six

i'd pick 15 or 17
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