Re: some steam era work train equipment images


mofwcaboose
 

Of course the tender body would be filled with something for added weight, such as ballast or sand, sometimes mixed with  scrap iron for more weight.

The Rock Island had a bunch of "haystack" tenders converted to plows. The extra weight was water mixed with anti-freeze. The cars were emptied when the snow season ended.

John C. La Rue, Jr.
Bonita Springs, FL


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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.
(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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