Re: some steam era work train equipment images


Mont Switzer
 

John,

 

It seems that an empty tender would be pretty light for a snow plow so did they fill the cistern and coal (or oil) bunker with sand or some other heavy material.

 

As a side note, according to the Monon equipment diagrams, their scale test car had concrete blocks in it to adjust the weight.

 

Mont

 

Montford L. Switzer

President

Switzer Tank Lines, Inc.

Fall Creek Leasing, LLC.

mswitzer@...

(765) 836-2914

 

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Both the IC and the Milwaukee Road had numerous tenders converted to sand cars. The Milwaukee also converted their old tenders to snowplows and flangers.

 

John C. La Rue, Jr.

Bonita Springs, FL

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What’s the mystery about the L&N sand car, Claus? Looks to me like a standard tender

frame from a smaller steam loco with a home built bunker for sand added to it. A lot of

steamers went to scrap with perfectly good tenders or tender frames if the tank was shot.

 

Cordially, Don Valentine

 

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