I know there are some steam train fans on this site.
They don't make them like this any more.
wow, I really wish jobs like this were still available today. think about how many people that employed!
so incredible the skill and hardwork that went ino that.
that might be the most powerful loco in the "Empire" but ill bet good ol USA had em beat by quite a bit.
They may not build them like that anymore, but they can still build them. This one was out-shopped in 2008..
The Canadian Pacific Railway (CPR) experimented with the 4-8-4 wheel arrangement in 1928, when two K-1a class locomotives were built in its Angus shops in Montreal, the first locomotives to be built with a one piece cast steel frame in Canada. However, since the CPR mainlines were built to high standards, the railway preferred to develop the 4-6-4 Hudson type for passenger work since it gave adequate power and was cheaper to maintain, while a ten-coupled type, the 2-10-4 Selkirk, was adopted for heavy-duty work. Nevertheless, although the two CPR Northerns remained orphans, they proved their worth continuously for 25 years on overnight passenger trains between Montreal and Toronto. Before their retirement in 1960, they were converted to oil-burners and worked freight trains in the prairie provinces.
As far as I know BOTH locomotives still exist.
And yes, I know the Peppercorn is a 4-6-2, I just linked it to show that locomotives were still capable of being built.
There are a whole bunch of Tornado videos there >>> http://www.google.com/search?client=opera&q=tornado+steam+engine+uk+youtube&sour ceid=opera&ie=utf-8&oe=utf-8&channel=suggest .......
That is an amazing on how they built that engine in just 14 min 5 sec! and you guys thought you could assemble a Model T fast!
My Grandfather was an oiler on a steam engine. I remember going down into his basement by his work bench and looking at all the different long spout oil cans and his hat and gloves. It was all stolen from his house on the day that he passed away.
Anything you can do with that beast you can do with a little under 200 Model T's.
Seriously Neil, it's a really great video. Thanks for posting it!!
"As far as I know BOTH locomotives still exist"
Right you are William -
CP3100 (K1a 4-8-4) is on display in Ottawa, Ontario, while
CP3101 (K1a 4-8-4) is on display in Regina, Saskatchewan.
Here is a list of the 48 CPR steam loco’s that still exist . . .