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Old 03-24-2005, 04:03 PM   #5
bnsf sammy
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Heres the deal. These steam engines, commonly known as "cab forwards" or "mallys" were used only by the Southern Pacific. They were mostly used on the Tehachapi pass, because of all the tunnels, the smoke from the common steam loco would come to the engineers in the cab, and make them sick because of smoke inhale. To solve this problem SP ordered nearly 200 cab forwards (4100-4294) with the cab in front and the smoke would come from the rear. The one in Sacromento was the most modern version of the Cab Forwards before SP stopped using them.

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