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« on: Sep 26th, 2015, 3:26pm »
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Stored at the B&O RR Museum, this is one of the few steam locomotives that remain with the Franklin Steam Distribution System.
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As you can see, the steam chest looks just a little different from a piston valve chest. I'm sure the red wire is something the museum has put on.
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on Sep 26th, 2015, 3:27pm, CHESSIEMIKE wrote:       (Click here for original message)
As you can see, the steam chest looks just a little different from a piston valve chest. I'm sure the red wire is something the museum has put on.
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I think that provides power to the headlights - notice they are lit in #1.
 
It has had a cosmetic restoration (maybe more than one) since I last saw it - in the summer of 1973... And been (hooray) put under cover.


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