Diagram 479-484 Class 4-6-0

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  1. Karl

    Karl 2008 Engineer of the Year Frisco.org Supporter

    These 6 locomotives were built for the StLB&M during August 1910 as that road's 38-43. They were a hand-written notation in the 1907 roster. The locomotives appear to have been delivered as oil burners with Vanderbuilt tenders. The tenders carried 3000 gallons of oil. By 1915, they had been converted to coal and carried a new tender. See Stagner, page 5 for a builder’s photo of 484. See also http://www.frisco.org/shipit/index.php?threads/frisco-4-6-0-engines-443-601.654/#post-83162 for Robert Thomas’s image of 480.

    Last edited: May 4, 2020
  2. Iantha_Branch

    Iantha_Branch Member

    What's the idea behind converting from oil to coal so early in its life?
  3. rjthomas909

    rjthomas909 Member Frisco.org Supporter

    “That is what we got in Texas” is my guess.
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