Sunday, January 27, 2013

Philadelphia and Reading Locomotive 1859

Interesting transitional-stage coal-burning locomotive. The Hiawatha features the well-tracking and soon to be common 4-4-0 wheel arrangement. The engineer sits in his round cab atop the boiler, while the fireman is out on the footplate feeding the firebox without weather protection. The smoke stack still shows wood-burning roots. No brakes on the locomotive yet but it appears the tender does.

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