Prairie 2-6-2 in Tulsa

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Prairie 2-6-2 in Tulsa

Post by dnevil » Tue May 15, 2018 11:30 am

I made a trip to Tulsa, Oklahoma back in March and had the opportunity to take several photos of the Prairie class 2-6-2 locomotive on exhibit at Expo Square. Here is a link to the photos.

http://ibls.org/mediawiki/index.php?tit ... Locomotive
I'd love to see a live steam model of this locomotive!

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Re: Prairie 2-6-2 in Tulsa

Post by Fender » Tue May 15, 2018 12:09 pm

Huh?
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Re: Prairie 2-6-2 in Tulsa

Post by Fender » Tue May 15, 2018 12:28 pm

Thanks, the link works now.
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Re: Prairie 2-6-2 in Tulsa

Post by makinsmoke » Tue May 15, 2018 1:21 pm

That’s interesting. I’ve never seen this locomotive.

Is it Frisco, or does anyone know the lineage?

I see it has an Allen stack....

Lol

Looks like a wrought iron fence company made a new pilot for it.

Sadly, the 940 suffered a similar fate and locals had a pilot made. It doesn’t look bad, but it’s definitely not one of the three Santa Fe pilots used.

The crew is working on building a correct “local” pilot for the 940. This is the road switcher type pilot a lot of freight engines ended up with that had a narrowed tube pilot and a full width footboard.

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Re: Prairie 2-6-2 in Tulsa

Post by DRS_RR » Tue May 15, 2018 6:31 pm

On the corner of Tulsa’s fairgrounds sits an old Baldwin steam locomotive. The Dierks Forest #207. It was built in 1917 and was used by a lumber company, Dierks Forest, for hauling lumber in southeast Oklahoma and southwest Arkansas and was moved to Tulsa’s fairgrounds in 1963.

perfect sized loco for a group to restore, and like you mentioned nice lines for a live steam locomotive.

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Re: Prairie 2-6-2 in Tulsa

Post by thomaskremers » Mon Dec 10, 2018 8:26 pm

Does anyone have the drawings to build the engine? I heard someone said that there was someone in Wisconsin that might have a set

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Re: Prairie 2-6-2 in Tulsa

Post by thomaskremers » Wed Dec 12, 2018 9:06 am

This is the only drawing we have found so far...
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Re: Prairie 2-6-2 in Tulsa

Post by Short Line Tom » Wed Dec 12, 2018 10:42 am

Some more interested shots of that nice engine can be found here.
:arrow: (.... and don't miss to click "manuals")

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Re: Prairie 2-6-2 in Tulsa

Post by NP317 » Wed Dec 12, 2018 11:44 am

Nice looking Prairie.
I appears to have balanced slide valves. A good feature most likely standard from Baldwin, by 1912.
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