BSOR Patarak wrote:I'd say definitely not A&A 18. Anyone know what railroad it really is?
I completely agree-pilot, cylinders, smokebox and the domes are all wrong and the cab sits too low to account for the running boards on the #18.
Looking more closely at the photo, there appears to be a circular spot near the handrail on the smokebox which would indicate a Baldwin builder's plate. A&A's #18 was built by Alco (Cooke) and has a rectangular builder's plate.
This is really bugging me as I think I should know what the engine is but can't place it. Note the paint job-looks like it's done up for a tourist line (or a shortline or commemorative celebration?). Also note that the tender appears to be coupled to another steam loco tender with the first number on the other tender appearing to be a "2". I'll see if I can come up with it when I get home and have access to my reference material.
Art Audley, AA3RT
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