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Thread: What is this?

  1. #1
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    Default What is this?

    I found this shot taken from the cab of LASTA's X-TNO 745, and I'm wondering: what is that next to the engineer's seat? Is it a way for the steam engineer to control a diesel helper that may be attached to his locomotive, therefore cutting the number of crewman needed down? If yes, how many other steam locomotives have this?

    Edit: Forgot the pic... http://www.larailphotos.com/DannyR/100_4133+x2.jpg.html

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    Default RE: What is this?

    Those could easily be a train and an independent brake.

    James

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    Default RE: What is this?

    Looks to me like a standard 26L set up in a steam locomotive (not original) Alot of times, they add 26L's to steam engines in excursion service because the self lapping feature is alot more user freindly than manual-lapping brakes. -Jeffrey

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