Post by edwardsutorik on Nov 8, 2020 9:24:22 GMT -8
This loco has some interesting features:
There's a clerestory on the cab roof. The lead truck has outside bearings. There looks to be a well-used sheet metal covering on the pilot. The counterweight on the main driver is overlaid on the spokes--can't tell about the rear driver.
And the two photos show something I hadn't thought about before. The sides of the cab don't go far enough down for an engineer (and fireman) to have forward facing "chairs" like in late steamers--there's no place below the cab for legs. I assume there must have been a bench there, instead. And either the "sitter" sat sideways or with his legs horizontal out in front of him.
I found a picture of the inside of the cab of a 4-4-0:
Over on the left, you can see the sitting-platform for the fireman. Painted black.