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Re: Steam at Rio Gallegos

July 15, 2019 09:16PM
Re: previous posts on this thread;

Michael Allen's comment about the different color on the first car behind the locomotive: It is my understanding that these cars were extra water cars (water bottles) and were fitted with hand rails on top for safety while taking water.

ksivils comment about how useful these engines might have been on the Rio Grande narrow gauge had they been widened from 30 inch gauge to 36 inch gauge - the 2-10-2s weighed in at 53 tons compared to 78 tons for a K28 or 94 tons for a K36. While it seems that these engines would have been significantly less powerful, they did haul 1870 ton trains on a 10-hour 158 mile run. Unlike the Rio Grande engines they were stoker fired and had the efficiency improvements designed by LD Porta. I have never seen a tractive effort figure for these engines, but in any case they are mighty midgets.

Another comment regarded slipping drivers - I recall these engines did struggle and slip their drivers starting heavy trains.

Russo's last comment about the 1978 photos - Thanks.

Here is one more photo of a "mighty midget" arriving in Rio Gallegos

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Steam lives at Rio Gallegos?

John West February 07, 2019 10:57PM

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jameswaite February 08, 2019 01:41AM

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John West February 08, 2019 08:54AM

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jameswaite February 08, 2019 09:48AM

More info

John West February 08, 2019 10:41AM

Re: More info - and an idea . . . eye rolling smiley

Johnson Barr February 08, 2019 03:31PM

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Tom Moungovan February 08, 2019 02:09AM

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Tom Moungovan February 08, 2019 04:49AM

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Bill Scobie February 08, 2019 05:53AM

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Tom Moungovan February 08, 2019 06:51AM

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Bill Scobie February 08, 2019 07:10AM

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Russo Loco February 08, 2019 10:15AM

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James February 08, 2019 10:43AM

Your basic 2-10-10-2 Attachments

John West February 08, 2019 10:51AM

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Russo Loco February 08, 2019 04:32PM

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Tom Moungovan February 08, 2019 07:38PM

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bcp February 08, 2019 07:42PM

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Russo Loco February 08, 2019 10:21PM

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Tom Moungovan February 09, 2019 04:54AM

H20

Ed Horan February 09, 2019 09:27AM

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Brian Norden February 09, 2019 04:59PM

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Olaf Rasmussen February 08, 2019 08:13AM

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trainrider47 February 08, 2019 08:33AM

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Stephen G February 09, 2019 10:39AM

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Russo Loco February 08, 2019 04:35PM

A couple more pix from the old days Attachments

John West February 09, 2019 10:33AM

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Olaf Rasmussen February 09, 2019 11:31AM

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rehunn February 09, 2019 02:19PM

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kcsivils February 09, 2019 05:22PM

#119 was built in 1963 and a website about southern Argentina RRs

Brian Norden February 09, 2019 09:46PM

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Olaf Rasmussen July 11, 2019 08:42PM

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Olaf Rasmussen July 11, 2019 09:02PM

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Olaf Rasmussen July 12, 2019 08:51PM

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Olaf Rasmussen July 12, 2019 09:05PM

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kcsivils July 12, 2019 11:02PM

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Russo Loco July 13, 2019 07:11PM

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Olaf Rasmussen July 15, 2019 09:16PM



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