Bookcover of Union Railroad 0-10-2
Booktitle:

Union Railroad 0-10-2

Steam locomotive, Baldwin Locomotive Works, Union Railroad (Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania)

Claud Press (2012-01-20 )

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ISBN-13:

978-620-0-42124-1

ISBN-10:
6200421242
EAN:
9786200421241
Book language:
English
Blurb/Shorttext:
Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Ten Union Railroad 0-10-2 steam locomotives were built in 1936–1939 by the Baldwin Locomotive Works. These were the only 0-10-2 locomotives ever built in the United States and this purchase gave the name "Union" to this type. The Union Railroad was a switching and transfer line owned by U.S. Steel, serving a number of plants in the area and connecting with six trunk line railroads. Operation was only at low speed, thus a leading truck's stability was not required. The intent was to eliminate helper requirements on grades, and thus a locomotive larger than the Union's previous switchers and 2-8-0 "Consolidations" was needed. Ten driving wheels allowed the application of sufficient tractive effort within the axle load limits of the line, and the requirement for a large firebox and plentiful steam-raising ability necessitated the trailing truck. To increase tractive effort still further, a booster engine was fitted to the leading tender truck. The unusual wheel arrangement was also a result of the turntable restrictions on the total wheel base.
Publishing house:
Claud Press
Website:
http://www.alphascript-publishing.com
Edited by:
Lóegaire Humphrey
Number of pages:
200
Published on:
2012-01-20
Stock:
Available
Category:
Vehicles, Aircraft, Ships, space travel
Price:
54.00 €
Keywords:
union, Railroad, Railway, Destination, Station, Junction

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