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    Posted 7 years ago

    fortapache
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    Took a ride on a 2-6-2 Prairie Class locomotive last year. It was built by Baldwin in 1922, probably weighs about 75-85 tones.
    In the second photo you can see the fireman, it's a lot more work than the fireman on diesel has to do. Even if it is oil burning locomotive. The engineer is on the right side.
    I was sitting on the tender with my feet on the locomotive for most of the trip then I was hanging onto the railing seen in the last photo.
    The main rules are don't burn yourself and don't fall off.

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    Comments

    1. Trey Trey, 7 years ago
      Awesome!! I bet that was a blast:)
    2. RonM RonM, 7 years ago
      I live close to Baldwins Locomotive Company in Eddystone Pa. The renovated office still stands, where the factory stood is a Wal Mart.
    3. fortapache fortapache, 7 years ago
      Thank you very much Trey. It was.
    4. fortapache fortapache, 7 years ago
      Thank you very much RonM. Glad the office still stands but too bad about the factory. They made some great locomotives.
    5. fortapache fortapache, 7 years ago
      Thank you very much nutsabotas6. It is pretty fun. I will do it again sometime and hang off the side the entire time.
    6. fortapache fortapache, 7 years ago
      Thank you
      surfdub66
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      Trey
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    7. fortapache fortapache, 7 years ago
      Thank you Sean and Roy.

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