Re: Speaking Of Tank Cars…

Rufus Cone

In Ron V. Nixon Collection Image Record - RVN07837
Caption: "SP&S 701, 4-8-4, similar to NP Class A locomotives is shot at Paradise with tank car in tow.

The SP&S 701 moved across the NP for shopping.  This tank car was to provide fuel for the locomotive as NP locomotives on the Idaho and Rocky Mountain divisions were coal burning, and no facilities for refueling an oil burning locomotive were available.

The online caption should read "similar to NP Class A-3 locomotives."
Rufus Cone
Bozeman, MT

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