U.S. Sugar's Steam Engine

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U.S. Sugar's Steam Engine

Postby SOO2719 » Mon Jun 01, 2020 6:03 pm

U.S. Sugar has a steam engine, an ex-Florida East Coast 4-6-2, and she is now back in steam and recently hauled a freight! :D

http://railfan.com/u-s-sugar-puts-newly-restored-4-6-2-in-freight-service/

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Re: U.S. Sugar's Steam Engine

Postby Charles T. McCullough » Mon Jun 01, 2020 8:07 pm

Is that a Standard Gauge loco? She sure is beautiful!
Semper Vaporo,
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Re: U.S. Sugar's Steam Engine

Postby SOO2719 » Mon Jun 01, 2020 9:19 pm

F.E.C. is standard gauge, so yes, she is that. :D
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Re: U.S. Sugar's Steam Engine

Postby John Bohon » Tue Jun 02, 2020 5:33 pm

The 148 is a perfect size engine. It is small and light enough to go just about anywhere. It will pull a decent sized train and if the chance ever arises those big drivers can certainly run fast enough to pull trips on the mainline. The sugar railroad is a 40 mph railroad from what I am told so it will not always be limping along. This should be interesting over the next couple of years. Besides, pacifics look right on passenger trains.

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