It's a shame that these monsters on rails are out of commission. Most of the "smoke" that comes out the stack is actually steam. Only about a third of smoke is actually smoke. GET THEM RUNNING AGAIN UNION PACIFIC!!!
I'm contemplating making an animation involving a freight locomotive. (Been contemplating it far too long!) I've always thought of it as a diesel, but I'm thinking of making it a steamer instead, so that I can include the action of those linkages in the undercarriage. A diesel just isn't as dramatic!
spikerommelFeatured By OwnerJun 15, 2013Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
That's an amazing shot of a Mountain-class locomotive... It's definitely a CNR Oil burner, but this shot makes it look very reminiscent of the old streamlined New York Central steamers. Absolutely gorgeous!
No it's not, it's only a 4-8-4. A Big Boy is a 4-8-8-4, it has 2 sets of steam drivers not just one, and a much longer front grill. My Dad is a big steam train fan/ model train collector and the big engines are his favorite.