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- Two projects" A Southern Steam Book and an archives reading room
Re: Two projects" A Southern Steam Book and an archives reading room
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With the L&N HS and the SR HS collections so close together it would be interesting to produce a book comparing the 2 Railroads. This book could examine not just the equipment but also the different philosophies and leadership personalities that guided these 2 companies that competed so much for the same customers.
On Jun 23, 2022, at 10:08 PM, C J Wyatt <cjwyatt@...> wrote:
Dave, good analysis.
I don't mean to nitpick, but I believe the last new steam locomotives on the Southern were the Class Ls-2 type 2-8-8-2's, nos. 4051-4058 instead of Ps-4 No. 1409. Though they all were built in 1928, the Baldwin construction numbers suggest that the articulated engines were last.
On Thursday, June 23, 2022, 09:40:02 PM EDT, Dave Queener <dave@...> wrote:
I agree with Ike that a new Southern steam book could be a
significant improvement over the Prince book, and not just in
terms of photographic quality, although that in itself would be a
plus. Several points come to mind:
(1) History of Development:
The Prince book has about a page of text for each major wheel
arrangement. While better than nothing, this does not convey the
history of development of steam on the Southern, for instance, why
A series 0-6-0s evolved but then gave way to USRA 0-8-0s, why one
builder got the bid over another, or what improvements were made
over time within particular classes. There is also an economic
angle to this story, since Southern did not purchase any new steam
after the last Ps-4 in the late 20s, and avoided the Superpower
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