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Re: An Erie Triplex might pull a 5 mile long train - but how Far?

May 17, 2017 11:43AM avatar
Russo Loco Wrote:
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> IIRC, the triplex could pull a heavy train, but
> not very fast nor very far –
> those six cylinders used steam faster than the
> boiler could produce it!
>
> OTOH the D&RGW triplexes, with their much bigger
> boilers, worked just fine - see
> [ngdiscussion.net].

Ah yes, your link to another discussion and another discussion and another discussion led to an enjoyable hour chasing dead but informative threads up to 2-8-8-8-2 Triplexes, thanks Russo!

(From the other Russ, stuck in the city for four hours between appointments without my guitar or layout plans and wasting the battery on the iPhoneeye popping smiley)

Russell Courtenay
Idaho, USA



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