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Turntable demonstration

During the steam gala, featuring GWR Prairie tank 4144.

Photographed by Adrian Brodie, October 23, 2021.
Added to the photo archive by Adrian Brodie, December 27, 2021.
Railroad: Didcot Railway Centre (uk).

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It's interesting that the 2-6-2 type name "Prairie" was adopted in Britain given the name was applied to the first 2-6-2 locomotives built in the US in1900 for the Chicago Burlington & Quincy, a quintessential prairie RR. Apparently GWR's 2-6-2T engines were used in suburban passenger service? New York Central and its Boston & Albany subsidiary had ~50 2-6-6T tank engines used for suburban passenger ops. But the better known B&A tank engines were the five 4-6-6T steamers that resembled NYC's iconic Hudsons. Nice capture of the tank engine's profile.

Posted by John Barlow on 2021-12-28 08:34:49

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