Tender as freight car

A&Y Dave in MD

Ok, not exactly, but Al, who has been helping me transcribe the conductor books, has noted several instances where a steam locomotive tender was placed ahead of the caboose in a train.

Since tenders have drawbar connections to the locomotive, does someone know how easily the drawbar can be replaced with a coupler? Seems it must be fairly simple. It just surprised me when I heard of it.

Confirmation, anyone?

Dave Bott

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