Come and take a look at SavaTheAggie’s latest Texas State Railroad Pacific (4-6-2) Engine #500 steam locomotive train. Although this creation is Tony’s second attempt, but he rebuilt the entire train and modified it from a 7 wide to an 8 wide design that is almost studless.
Quoted from the TSRR website, Built by the Baldwin Locomotive Works in 1911, engine 500 began its career with the Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway wearing number 1316. It was originally built as a compound steam engine. This design proved to be mechanically unreliable and the locomotive was converted into a standard steam engine in 1923. With a 4-6-2 wheel arrangement (that’s four small wheels in front, six large wheels in the middle and two small wheels in the rear) engine 500 is what’s known as a “Pacific” type locomotive. The 1316 was primarily utilized on fast passenger trains and saw service over most of West Texas, often through the city of San Angelo.
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