Discussion in 'Steam Traction' started by lynbarn, Jan 14, 2020.
What were these, I have never heard of them before?
Where were they used and what happened to them after WW1?
The main source of info is a little booklet published in 2014 by the Industrial Railway Society, called "ROD Baldwin Locomotives". 38 were sold to Etat Belge, lasting to 1966, and the rest seemed to have had industrial careers in France or the UK.
What's the big pipe from smokebox to tank - is that to condense the exhaust steam? Presumably to make them less visible to enemy observation when working near the front line?
Exactly what I was thinking.
Seems to be a condensing arrangement as you suggest. See items 28/29 of the attached page from the loco spec. A front view is also attached. (You can see various images at the Baldwin negative collection at the RR Museum of Pennsylvania site. https://rrmuseumpa.andornot.com/ Reference nos to search for this loco are 06685-06690. This online archive of Baldwin negatives puts other loco mfr archives to shame, and makes it easy to purchase the large images. )
for anyone with a non-Steam interest albeit still UK Heritage, there may still be a few diesels extant from those exported in the early 70s : http://bufferstops.co.uk/diesel-dilemmas/
What happens when a freight train fails mid section in Greece?
Well back in 2000, they sent a chartered rail tour to go and collect it...
964 is currently stored in Thessaloniki shed, though what plans OSE have for her one can only guess.
Looks like both a rather short freight train and a rather short charter train!
Speaking with my friend who lives out there, Greek charters tendered to only ever be 2-3x coaches as they mainly booked for organised group trips.
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