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3rdrail

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Knowledge lost, or just inattention?
« on: June 01, 2007, 03:11:06 PM »
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Just received the latest TRAINS and Model Railroader today. In looking through TRAINS, there is a photo on Page 34 of a Northern Pacific local in Minnesota in October 1950 pulled by a Class "W" Mikado, with the locomotive in the standard 3/4 angle view. But, TRAINS identifies it as a "Consolidation"!!

Funny, I never knew Consolidations had inside bearing trailing trucks. (It is clearly visible in the photo.) Bad editing or lack of knowledge??


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Re: Knowledge lost, or just inattention?
« Reply #1 on: June 01, 2007, 04:15:24 PM »
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It's a steam engine... so who cares  :P

Ok, in all seriousness, probably edited at 1600hrs on a Friday (or they kept getting interrupted). Nothing ever gets done 100% that late in the week. If whoever knew enough to know there is such a thing as a Consolidation, they must have just made an error.
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Re: Knowledge lost, or just inattention?
« Reply #2 on: June 01, 2007, 06:34:13 PM »
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Re: Knowledge lost, or just inattention?
« Reply #3 on: June 02, 2007, 01:57:59 AM »
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Lost knowledge. It's happening everywhere, not just in Trains magazine. Who wants to work for a cruddy salary putting out a trade publication, when publications are in decline?

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Re: Knowledge lost, or just inattention?
« Reply #4 on: June 02, 2007, 02:29:10 PM »
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Probably both.

Get it done, get it out the door, editing, what's that?