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Doesn't look like everything went all the way with Santa Fe:

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Beautiful pic! Where'd ya find that? More than one of the eastern roads had their own tugs and rail barges for river crossings. That steamer looks like she's ready to move. The cables tying the tender down are slack...



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ATSF was a huge Baldwin customer. Baldwin was based on Philly. I suspect that the larger locomotives such as this 4-8-4 required some creative routing due to curves, clearances, etc.



-- Edited by BlackDog on Monday 25th of January 2016 10:08:11 PM

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BD once again displays his knowledge, which is very deep when it comes to steam and flying machines. From a Yahoo Group B&O site:

This photo was taken on the Locust Point side of Baltimore Harbor. The brand new Santa Fe locomotive was being shipped via the B&O from Baldwin Locomotive Works , Philadelphia (Eddystone). The locomotives dimensions were too large for for it to move through the Howard Street tunnel, making it necessary to utilize the harbor car floats. If I am not mistaken, the date was around 1943, the War Production Board would not allow Santa Fe new road diesels so steam was ordered for war tonnage. Note, due to the importance of the move, both of the B&O tugs assigned to Baltimore Harbor are present. Look closely at the men in the white shirts discussing the situation. I can only image the conversation went something like"O.K., we mess this up and we are all fired." Great picture.truly telling a story.

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They float cars over by Tropicana at the Greenville yard...
Nice picture..

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That must have been an interesting operation when they delivered the B&O's EM1's and the DM&IR's M3 and M4's.

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I love old railroad pictures.

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Mebbe we could have a really big fundrive and get 'er runnin.

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That's one that Snippy's crew didn't drop, ISRC.

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