5th Sep 2019, 10:08 PM
I was discussing recently how some of the longer steam excursions (UP, NS) seem to stop frequently. Now I know part of this is steam is no longer well supported, and some is they want to baby the old machines and not take risks with them, but it sparked a question about range when they ruled the rails.
A 2-8-4 pulling a premier revenue passenger name train. How often, in miles, would it....
Take on more water?
Take on more coal?
Get a quick lube on important joints?
Get a full lube of all joints?
When these trains ran a 1500 mile route, did the engines get swapped out for fresh? How often?
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