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HARRY FOSTER MALONE ESQ
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« Reply #600 on: Jun 23rd, 2012, 11:24am »
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NYC heater car XH-3......
 
http://rr-fallenflags.org/nyc/nyc-xh3ads.jpg


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HARRY FOSTER MALONE ESQ
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« Reply #601 on: Jun 23rd, 2012, 12:43pm »
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See also......
 
http://www.rapidotrains.com/sclgen.html


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HARRY FOSTER MALONE ESQ
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« Reply #602 on: Jun 23rd, 2012, 12:48pm »
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CN oil-electric heater cars......
 
http://www.oil-electric.com/2008/03/steam-generator-car.html


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HARRY FOSTER MALONE ESQ
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« Reply #603 on: Jun 23rd, 2012, 4:37pm »
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Norm/All:
 
Came across this handsome SANTA FE steam generator car, thankfully preserved.........
 
"H.F.M."
 
http://atsf.railfan.net/sg/


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HARRY FOSTER MALONE ESQ
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« Reply #604 on: Jun 23rd, 2012, 4:43pm »
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Another view of preserved SF steam generator car #139.......
 
http://www.flickr.com/photos/michaeljy/3672624308/


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HARRY FOSTER MALONE ESQ
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« Reply #605 on: Jun 23rd, 2012, 4:49pm »
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Page detailing operations on SF's Howard Branch; passenger operation is also here, and mention of steam-generator car......
 
http://atsfrr.net/resources/Sandifer/Howard/Overview.htm


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HARRY FOSTER MALONE ESQ
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« Reply #606 on: Jun 23rd, 2012, 5:24pm »
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A good photo page of interest.....
 
http://trainweb.org/algoma/pass.html


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HARRY FOSTER MALONE ESQ
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« Reply #607 on: Jun 23rd, 2012, 6:42pm »
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"AUTO-TRAIN" steam generator cars (note that some of the initial units were originally steam locomotive tenders)......
 
http://themetrains.com/auto-train-consist-0130-steam-generator.htm


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HARRY FOSTER MALONE ESQ
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« Reply #608 on: Jun 23rd, 2012, 6:49pm »
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Excellent collection of photos depicting steam generator/heater cars.
 
Again, this is an area of "head-end" operations that (IMHO) seldom gets the attention it deserves.....
 
http://www.northeast.railfan.net/equipment1.html


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HARRY FOSTER MALONE ESQ
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« Reply #609 on: Jun 23rd, 2012, 6:54pm »
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BNSF's sleek "STAMPEDE PASS" in an AMTRAK consist......
 
http://www.northeast.railfan.net/images/bnsf50a.jpg


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« Reply #610 on: Jun 23rd, 2012, 6:56pm »
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Santa Fe had a number of steam generator cars built from steam locomotive tenders. Specifically, 9000-9004, built in 1943, from tenders originally for 1367, 1360, 1361, 1364 and 1357 (all 1337-class Pacifics, Baldwin-built 1912-1913).

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HARRY FOSTER MALONE ESQ
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« Reply #611 on: Jun 23rd, 2012, 6:58pm »
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Impressive, opposite side view of the "STAMPEDE PASS"......
 
http://www.northeast.railfan.net/images/bnsf50.jpg


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HARRY FOSTER MALONE ESQ
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« Reply #612 on: Jun 23rd, 2012, 7:02pm »
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on Jun 23rd, 2012, 6:56pm, ClydeDET wrote:       (Click here for original message)
Santa Fe had a number of steam generator cars built from steam locomotive tenders. Specifically, 9000-9004, built in 1943, from tenders originally for 1367, 1360, 1361, 1364 and 1357 (all 1337-class Pacifics, Baldwin-built 1912-1913).

 
Clyde:
 
As I had said earlier, this is truly a very neglected aspect of passenger/"head-end" operations, one that deserves at least some mention in this thread.
 
Again, there is much variety to whet the appetite of both the rail historian and the modeler.....
 
"H.F.M."


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HARRY FOSTER MALONE ESQ
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« Reply #613 on: Jun 23rd, 2012, 7:06pm »
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More resembling an express car, N&W's "POWER CAR" #404, was snapped in 1969.....
 
http://www.northeast.railfan.net/images/nw404.jpg


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HARRY FOSTER MALONE ESQ
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« Reply #614 on: Jun 23rd, 2012, 7:11pm »
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A particularly handsome WM heavyweight combo, seeing duty as a steam generator unit......
 
http://www.northeast.railfan.net/images/wm150a.jpg


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« Reply #615 on: Jun 23rd, 2012, 8:42pm »
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on Jun 23rd, 2012, 7:02pm, HARRY FOSTER MALONE ESQ wrote:       (Click here for original message)

 
Clyde:
 
As I had said earlier, this is truly a very neglected aspect of passenger/"head-end" operations, one that deserves at least some mention in this thread.
 
Again, there is much variety to whet the appetite of both the rail historian and the modeler.....
 
"H.F.M."

 
Indeed so. Those Santa Fe steam generators spent several mionths at Fort Worth in 1964, supplying steam to the Santa Fe (Jones Street) Station while a new boiler house and steam plant was being built to service the station. They had two generators in each ex-Tender, and required a diesel-electric locomotive to power the generators (power jumpers from the engines to the generators for blowers and things), one locomotive for each generator so it would have been sandwiched between the engines if both steam generators were needed. I wonder why a D-E generator set wasn't on board for that, would have been a lot more convenient, seems to me. Could be the date - built in 1943, might be a matter of the War Production Board not allowing diversion of generators to that use.


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HARRY FOSTER MALONE ESQ
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« Reply #616 on: Jun 23rd, 2012, 8:59pm »
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Clyde.....
 
I have long found such oft-neglected equipment fascinating, as it was (to me) quite exotic.
 
The only times I ever caught (fleeting) glimpses of such cars were at GCT, when ex-CUT motors would pull non-MU NYC trains between GCT and Harmon, where diesels took over.
 
As these electrics had no train-heating capacities of their own, the heater cars were required.
 
Again, a fascinating apect of "head-end" operations......
 
"H.F.M."


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HARRY FOSTER MALONE ESQ
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« Reply #617 on: Jun 23rd, 2012, 9:17pm »
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Nostalgic page on the T&P; note one photo of heavyweight steam generator car........
 
http://www.trainweb.org/texasandpacific/people.html


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HARRY FOSTER MALONE ESQ
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A handsome car without a doubt is CSXT power/stateroom car "KENTUCKY" (ex-SBD/ex-L&N).........
 
http://www.northeast.railfan.net/images/csxt363.jpg


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HARRY FOSTER MALONE ESQ
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« Reply #619 on: Jun 23rd, 2012, 10:12pm »
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Early Conrail-era photo of PC (ex-NYC) heater car XH-3......
 
http://www.northeast.railfan.net/images/pcXH3.jpg


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