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Looking for some info on flying pumps
 
« on: Dec 10th, 2011, 10:40pm »
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Does anyone know what railroads rostered mikados with flying pumps mounted on the smokebox front?  I know C&O and Pere Marquette did, but were there any others?  Thanks!
 
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« Reply #1 on: Dec 16th, 2011, 1:14am »
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Try the Great Northern, for starters. Also the Seaboard Air Line.


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Re: Looking for some info on flying pumps
 
« Reply #2 on: May 14th, 2012, 10:58am »
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the SP cab forwards, had them

 
(the only pic I could find is a model,  possibly the most phot0raphed engines in the world, but not a single picture of the smoke box, why do people take the same picture over and over and over again)


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Re: Looking for some info on flying pumps
 
« Reply #3 on: May 15th, 2012, 6:11am »
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on May 14th, 2012, 10:58am, Eliphaz wrote:       (Click here for original message)
the SP cab forwards, had them
I don't recall any SP cab forward Mikados.  
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« Reply #4 on: May 16th, 2012, 11:14pm »
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Here's the Seaboard Mike, in a 1955 transparency by William D. Volkmer.

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« Reply #5 on: May 18th, 2012, 6:46am »
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Looks a little rough. Thanks for sharing. Do you have any other info about the photo?
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Re: Looking for some info on flying pumps
 
« Reply #6 on: May 21st, 2012, 7:36pm »
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on May 18th, 2012, 6:46am, CHESSIEMIKE wrote:       (Click here for original message)
Looks a little rough. Thanks for sharing. Do you have any other info about the photo?
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I show the Seaboard as having dieselized all the mainline trains by 1953, so a 1955 steamer would be running out its miles on branch-lines or be sitting on a dead-line awaiting the scrapper's torch I expect. Either one would explain the rather crusty appearance. Don't find when the last steamers turned a wheel.


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« Reply #7 on: May 23rd, 2012, 6:34am »
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According to American Steam Finale by Stagner SAL was dieselized during June, 1952 with the exception of 0-4-0T #1001. Seems there was some sharply curved track that needed switched in Columbus, GA that #1001 worked until May, 1958. Upon retirement it was displayed in Columbus, but you will need to go to Holiday Park in Ft. Lauderdale, FL if you want to see the locomotive today.
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« Reply #8 on: May 26th, 2012, 8:12pm »
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Yes, the Seaboard Mike was photographed in a scrap line.

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« Reply #9 on: May 26th, 2012, 10:54pm »
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Thanks, I just wondered if we knew where the scrap line was.
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« Reply #10 on: Jun 16th, 2012, 12:53am »
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Photographed by William Volkmer in Atlanta.

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Re: Looking for some info on flying pumps
 
« Reply #11 on: Oct 12th, 2014, 9:52pm »
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If you can find a copy of "America's Colorful Railroads" (by Don Ball, Jr?) you'll find a beautiful COLOR photo of a Seaboard Mike, flying pumps and all, still in action. I haven't read my copy in some time (in storage!) but there are a lot of good photos of steam, diesel, electric, and even some UP turbines.

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