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A Brand new Beyer-Garratt!
« on: April 25, 2007, 04:48:47 PM »
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Shown undergoing her break-in in May 2006, FCAF No. 5 was newly built in South Africa for a narrow gauge operation in Argentina.




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Re: A Brand new Beyer-Garratt!
« Reply #1 on: April 25, 2007, 08:33:34 PM »
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Cool  8)  The gauge looks less than 2 ft.

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Re: A Brand new Beyer-Garratt!
« Reply #2 on: April 26, 2007, 06:23:30 AM »
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You know, in some parts of the world steam makes more sense than diesel.  Oil is getting VERY expensive, and coal is cheap.  Using modern technology, could a practicle American steam locomotive hauling coal for NS or CSX be done?  Maybe use all sorts of automation so that it only takes one person to run the thing.
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Re: A Brand new Beyer-Garratt!
« Reply #3 on: April 27, 2007, 05:49:17 PM »
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Very cool!
I WANNA SEE THE BOAT MOVIE!

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Re: A Brand new Beyer-Garratt!
« Reply #4 on: April 29, 2007, 08:45:22 AM »
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FUGLY!

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Re: A Brand new Beyer-Garratt!
« Reply #5 on: April 29, 2007, 10:00:50 AM »
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Paint eyes and a mouth on the front and it would look like a cousin to Thomas the Tank Engine.