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Phil Raynes

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Chinese 2'6" railroad
« on: January 02, 2009, 08:24:11 PM »
For those interested in such things, the following link will take you to a page by an American who toured China several times, and actually operated some of the Polish-designed, Chinese-built 0-8-0 C2 locomotives.  One of the locos he saw is now in Wales, to be rebuilt by Ffestiniog volunteers for future use on the Welsh Highland & Ffestiniog Railways.  The C2's are part-way down the page and include a link to a video of two narrow gauge trains passing on double track, taken from the cab of one of them!

I realize that importing one for use on the WW&F is a non-starter (it isn't historic), but it is interesting to think about such a loco and what it could have pulled on some of the Maine railroads.  I wonder if turning it into a 2-8-0 or 2-8-2 would improve its looks or handling?


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Re: Chinese 2'6" railroad
« Reply #1 on: January 04, 2009, 08:51:24 AM »
First a 2-6-0 and 2-6-2 before any "8" wheelbase.  But if we were ever lucky enough to complete the previous models, then I'd take a Baldwin 2-8-2 from India before anything "foreign".
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