Firstly, let me say that I write as an Englishman, unfamiliar with US
railroads, so please forgive any obvious inaccuracies. Now, two
1) Looking at photos of, say, class T-1B, this seems to be a sixteen
wheeler, or 4-4-4-4 in steam terms (2-B-B-2?). The P-1a seems to be
4-6-6-4, using the same terminology. Question. What was the purpose of
the two four-wheeled bogies (trucks), which protrude from the front and
rear of the loco? They do not appear to be load bearing, as in steam
locos, and appear to have railings, as if for engineer or shunter use?
2) Was, or is, there a class of electric loco, possibly similar to the
above, with a (steam type) wheel arrangement of 4-6-4, preferably with
the six centre wheels coupled? New York area?
- posted 15 years ago