Welcome! Log In Create A New Profile

Advanced

Re: mastodon locomotive

August 13, 2019 06:08AM
Kelly Anderson Wrote:
-------------------------------------------------------
> I hate to say it because Mastodon is such a cool
> name, but according to the wheel arrangement table
> in the Locomotive Cyclopedia, a 4-8-0 is
> known as a Twelve Wheeler. A Mastodon is a
> 4-10-0, of which I believe only one was ever
> built.


I've most frequently seen the "Mastodon" name applied to the 4-8-0, particularly being associated with the S.P. machines. The only 4-10-0, which led a short and useless life as little more than a point of trivia, had its own name. I regard the "Cyclopedia" as clearly in error in this case.

At times american standard types were called eight-wheelers, and we all know what the ten-wheeler refers to. Twelve-wheeler was an obvious extension of the convention, although with the development of the two-wheel lead truck and (later) trailing truck that sort of nomenclature rapidly became obsolete. After all, the mogul type is also an eight-wheeled locomotive! As I understand, ten-wheeler stuck as a name for that class mostly because nobody could agree on anything better to call it, the name being fairly entrenched (it was an 1840's-era design) by the time other ten-wheeled locomotives (ie, the consolidation) became numerous.



Edited 2 time(s). Last edit at 08/13/2019 06:15AM by James.
Subject Author Posted

D&RG 168 with the cab installed Attachments

Stewart Rhine August 08, 2019 09:56AM

Re: D&RG 168 with the cab installed

jalbers August 08, 2019 10:03AM

Re: D&RG 168 with the cab installed

Jason Rose August 08, 2019 10:40AM

Re: D&RG 168 with the cab installed

bcp August 08, 2019 10:55AM

Re: D&RG 168 with the cab installed

guymonmd August 08, 2019 11:12AM

American Rolled/aka "Russia" Iron

elecuyer August 08, 2019 12:08PM

Re: American Rolled/aka "Russia" Iron Attachments

Chris Walker August 08, 2019 01:06PM

Re: American Rolled/aka "Russia" Iron

Tomstp August 08, 2019 01:13PM

A great photo, and a restoration question

John K August 10, 2019 09:33AM

Re: A great photo, and a restoration question Attachments

Chris Walker August 11, 2019 02:39PM

Re: A great photo, and a restoration question

porterno2 August 11, 2019 06:36PM

Re: A great photo, and a restoration question

Eddy Sand August 13, 2019 07:23AM

Re: A great photo, and a restoration question

Russ B. August 13, 2019 01:08PM

Re: A great photo, and a restoration question

guymonmd August 14, 2019 06:06PM

Re: American Rolled/aka "Russia" Iron Attachments

Tomstp August 08, 2019 01:07PM

Re: American Rolled/aka "Russia" Iron Attachments

Tomstp August 08, 2019 01:09PM

Re: American Rolled/aka "Russia" Iron

Jim Callaway August 11, 2019 06:57PM

Re: American Rolled/aka "Russia" Iron

Tomstp August 12, 2019 06:04PM

4-8-0's

hank August 13, 2019 06:57AM

Re: American Rolled/aka "Russia" Iron

Jim Callaway August 19, 2019 12:44PM

Re: American Rolled/aka "Russia" Iron

James August 08, 2019 05:23PM

Re: American Rolled/aka "Russia" Iron---Real vs Painted. Attachments

Chris Walker August 08, 2019 06:20PM

Re: American Rolled/aka "Russia" Iron---Real vs Painted.

James August 08, 2019 06:37PM

Re: American Rolled/aka "Russia" Iron---Real vs Painted.

Bill M. August 08, 2019 06:56PM

Re: American Rolled/aka "Russia" Iron---Real vs Painted.

Rob483 August 08, 2019 07:16PM

Re: American Rolled/aka "Russia" Iron---Real vs Painted. Attachments

Thor Windbergs August 09, 2019 01:13AM

Samples

elecuyer August 09, 2019 07:55AM

Re: American Rolled/aka "Russia" Iron

elecuyer August 09, 2019 07:52AM

Re: D&RG 168 with the cab installed

Rich Murray August 08, 2019 01:20PM

Re: D&RG 168 with the cab installed Attachments

Tomstp August 08, 2019 01:27PM

Re: D&RG 168 with the cab installed

Eric Ross August 08, 2019 01:26PM

Re: D&RG 168 with the cab installed Attachments

davegrandt August 08, 2019 07:13PM

Re: D&RG 168 with the cab installed Attachments

Kelly Anderson August 11, 2019 09:54AM

Re: D&RG 168 with the cab installed

Samart August 11, 2019 10:22AM

Re: D&RG 168 with missing pair of drivers . . . eye rolling smiley

Russo Loco August 11, 2019 04:30PM

Re: D&RG 168 with missing pair of drivers . . . eye rolling smiley Attachments

bcp August 11, 2019 05:17PM

Re: D&RG 168 with missing pair of drivers . . . eye rolling smiley Attachments

TonyK375 August 11, 2019 10:42PM

Re: D&RG 168 with missing pair of drivers . . . eye rolling smiley

Tomstp August 12, 2019 07:37AM

Re: D&RG 168 with missing pair of drivers . . . eye rolling smiley

TonyK375 August 12, 2019 08:52AM

Re: D&RG 168 with missing pair of drivers . . . eye rolling smiley

MSRRKevin August 12, 2019 03:27PM

Re: D&RG 168 with missing pair of drivers . . . eye rolling smiley Attachments

Chris Walker August 11, 2019 05:23PM

Re: Narrow Gauge 4-8-0's . . . smileys with beer

Russo Loco August 12, 2019 11:51AM

Re: Narrow Gauge 4-8-0's, but wait, there's more Russo Attachments

Wayne Hoskin August 12, 2019 04:34PM

Re: D&RG 168 with missing pair of drivers . . . eye rolling smiley

Kelly Anderson August 13, 2019 05:22AM

Re: mastodon locomotive

James August 13, 2019 06:08AM

Re: mastodon locomotive

Chris Walker August 13, 2019 01:36PM

Re: mastodon locomotive

Wayne Hoskin August 13, 2019 06:00PM

Re: 4-10-0 locomotive

Russo Loco August 13, 2019 08:16PM

Re: 4-10-0 locomotive 4-14-4 Attachments

Dirk Ramsey August 13, 2019 08:42PM

Re: 4-10-0 locomotive 4-14-4

bcp August 13, 2019 09:15PM

Re: 4-10-0 locomotive 4-14-4

HogandTow August 13, 2019 09:24PM

Re: 4-10-0 locomotive 4-14-4

GeorgeGaskill August 15, 2019 12:09AM

Re: 4-10-0 locomotive 4-14-4

Brett Wiebold August 13, 2019 09:58PM

Re: 4-10-0 locomotive 4-14-4

Mark Huber August 14, 2019 12:08AM

Re: 4-10-0 locomotive 4-14-4

Dirk Ramsey August 15, 2019 08:17AM

Re: 4-10-0 locomotive 4-14-4

guymonmd August 15, 2019 10:38AM

Re: 4-14-4 locomotive name?

Russo Loco August 15, 2019 11:45AM

Re: 4-14-4 locomotive name?

george pearce August 15, 2019 02:16PM

Re: 4-14-4 locomotive name?

John K August 15, 2019 06:49PM

Re: 4-10-0 locomotive 4-14-4

John Hewlett August 15, 2019 08:23PM

Re: 4-10-0 locomotive 4-14-4

Tomstp August 16, 2019 10:22AM

Re: 4-10-0 locomotive

James August 14, 2019 12:46AM

Re: D&RG 168 with missing pair of drivers . . . eye rolling smiley

James August 11, 2019 05:58PM

Re: D&RG 168 with missing pair of drivers . . . eye rolling smiley

Mark Huber August 15, 2019 12:40AM

Re: D&RG 168 with missing pair of drivers . . . eye rolling smiley

Glenn Butcher August 15, 2019 06:37AM

Re: D&RG 168 with missing pair of drivers . . . eye rolling smiley

Glenn Butcher August 15, 2019 09:28AM

Re: D&RG 168 with the cab installed

porterno2 August 11, 2019 06:37PM



Sorry, only registered users may post in this forum.

Click here to login