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Which is more powerful #9 or #10 that can pull a longer train?
« on: December 01, 2008, 03:26:11 PM »
I say #9 because it has more larger driving wheels than #10!  :)
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Re: Which is more powerful #9 or #10 that can pull a longer train?
« Reply #1 on: December 01, 2008, 03:28:36 PM »
#9 is a bigger/more powerful loco than #10. Others here can site the specific details - although I don't think that the size of the driving wheels has much to do with it.
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Re: Which is more powerful #9 or #10 that can pull a longer train?
« Reply #2 on: December 01, 2008, 05:14:08 PM »
#10 is approximately 12 tons; #9 is about 18 tons.  #9 is larger overall than #10, which you'd expect for another 50% of engine.

#10 also has a very small boiler and firebox, which greatly affects how much steam it can generate while working.  It's a good engine for either small trains (1 or 2 cars is ideal) or short distances (a mile or two), which is why Edaville (which liked 5 or 6 car trains for its 5 mile loop) didn't use it once it returned from Pleasure Island.

#9 is much beefier than #10 as well.  The frame is thicker, parts are bigger.  The boiler & firebox is also much larger, allowing for greater steaming capacity.

#9 is what I like to call a long distance engine.  It's designed to operate a long ways between needing water and fuel, which is exactly what you found on the SR&RL, KC, and WW&F.  #10 was designed for operating around the flat sugar cane fields and factory, where it was never far from water or fuel.

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Re: Which is more powerful #9 or #10 that can pull a longer train?
« Reply #3 on: December 01, 2008, 06:21:28 PM »
There was that one time when just for fun, No 10 pulled every car on the railroad...


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Re: Which is more powerful #9 or #10 that can pull a longer train?
« Reply #4 on: December 01, 2008, 07:35:38 PM »
There was that one time when just for fun, No 10 pulled every car on the railroad...


Awsome photo but you guys forgot the green open air car!  :D
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Re: Which is more powerful #9 or #10 that can pull a longer train?
« Reply #5 on: December 01, 2008, 08:11:21 PM »
The open car (103) wasn't ready for service yet. If we even had it then (I don't remember) it probably looked like this:
http://photos.nerail.org/showpic/?200608122244179515.jpg
http://photos.nerail.org/showpic/?2005121716312226246.jpg

As you can see, restoration is a lot of work!

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