The 60000 4-10-2 MOVES?

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The 60000 4-10-2 MOVES?

Postby Millhouse » Wed Jul 18, 2018 9:22 pm

60000 is a one-of-a-kind experimental Baldwin 4-10-2 in the Franklin Institute in Philly. She is a 3-cylinder compound with a water-tube boiler. This engine held a boiler pressure of 350psi and a top speed of 70mph. Tested by multiple roads but never replicated.

Very well preserved since the day they put her inside.

Until today, I had no idea she moved back and forth in her static display area. Just like Yellowstone 227 in Duluth, MN.


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Re: The 60000 4-10-2 MOVES?

Postby tom c » Thu Jul 19, 2018 8:31 am

The Yellowstone 227 in Duluth doesn't move, the wheels turn.

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Re: The 60000 4-10-2 MOVES?

Postby Millhouse » Thu Jul 19, 2018 10:29 am

Point taken in the comparison. Maybe a better way to say it would be they both have turning wheels.

I don't know of any other locomotives that do this, though a few years ago the Museum of the American Railroad in Dallas posted a roadmap plan for the museum, which included eventually putting 4018 indoors and placing it on rollers like the 227.

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Re: The 60000 4-10-2 MOVES?

Postby tom c » Fri Jul 20, 2018 10:10 am

One other distinction is u can be in the cab of 227 while the wheels move. Thet play a video of a Yellowstone running on the DM&IR and blowing a whistle. Kind of puts you in a working cab!

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Re: The 60000 4-10-2 MOVES?

Postby Mark D » Fri Jul 20, 2018 10:56 am

Tongue in cheek; They also need a force air furnace ducting 120 degree air into the cab for realism. Add into that, a recording of the auger running, a mechanical device to resemble the rumble of the auger and compressed air imitating the sound of the stoker jets. As one last touch, hydraulic jacks under the engine that are computer operated to bounce the frame around so that in the cab it's just like riding down a typical track.
Hmmm, makes me think we could do that with the 261 and charge for rides during the off season.
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Re: The 60000 4-10-2 MOVES?

Postby John Bohon » Thu Jul 26, 2018 3:42 pm

Do I remember correctly that a few years ago the moving of 60000 was stopped for a while due to needed repairs? Even moving such a short distance would wear things out over the last 75 or so years. Unfortunately I do not remember who did the work.

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Re: The 60000 4-10-2 MOVES?

Postby Millhouse » Thu Jul 26, 2018 9:21 pm

Believe it was Mark who suggested to me to ask when I make it up to Duluth how the wear & tear is with the 227.


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