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Old 05-04-2020, 11:43 PM   #90
KevinM
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1.) Why does the lead loco have such a smaller tender (if any) than the trailing loco?
That one I can help with. The lead loco is a tank engine. It carries water in tanks beside the boiler and fuel in a small bunker just behind the cab. Back in the day, it would probably have been uncommon to see such dissimilar locos working in tandem, but in preservation railroads, anything goes. The power you have is the power you have.

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2.) What type of cars are they pulling / What is in them?
Those look like bottom-dump hoppers. No idea what, if anything is in them. On most US steam railroads, if you see hoppers and there is anything in them, it is likely stone for ballast.

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3.) Since it's a late afternoon fall shot, the fields appear to have been planted with winter grass to control erosion. Am I correct? If so what was the summer crop?
That one, I can't help you with.
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