Re: FGEX ex-PRR R7s

Dennis Storzek

--- In, "Bruce F. Smith" <smithbf@...> wrote:

BTW, weren't the AT&SF mechanical department the, ahem, "bozos" who came up with the idea of a boiler that hinged in the middle? Really??


The boilers weren't hinged, except in the minds of model railroaders. The hinge was between the boiler and what amounted to a large feedwater heater.

My take on the phrase "Standard Railroad of the World" is that it has nothing to do with standardization, but rather thet they were setting themselves up as the standard that all others would be measured against, and in that respect, they had a good claim.


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