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 Post subject: Panned 844
PostPosted: Wed May 17, 2006 12:54 am 

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If you crop out the yellow turbine tender at the left, this might have been a Robert Hale photo, taken in Nebraska along US 30 in the 1950s. It's actually New Mexico, quite recently.

http://www.railpictures.net/viewphoto.php?id=143850


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 Post subject: Re: Panned 844
PostPosted: Wed May 17, 2006 7:48 am 

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Pan photography is almost, but not quite, a lost art. Wonderful image.

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 Post subject: Re: Panned 844
PostPosted: Wed May 17, 2006 8:31 am 

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The oval drivers were a new addition during the recent overhaul?

That shot looks "squeezed" horizontally, probably due to the digital image processing. Nice pic, though.

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 Post subject: Re: Panned 844
PostPosted: Wed May 17, 2006 11:54 am 

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I guess I should know this, but I don't. Did the 844 (and sisters) originally run without the "elephant ears" or were they on the engines basically right from the start?

Les


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 Post subject: Re: Panned 844
PostPosted: Wed May 17, 2006 12:41 pm 

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I've seen photos of earlier 800s without the ears and the mars light, I do not know if this is true of 844. Always wondered what she'd look like today without. They've added them to 3985 a couple times.

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 Post subject: Re: Panned 844
PostPosted: Wed May 17, 2006 1:32 pm 

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Les Beckman wrote:
I guess I should know this, but I don't. Did the 844 (and sisters) originally run without the "elephant ears" or were they on the engines basically right from the start?

Les



844 is about a year old in this photo, so if it didn't arrive with them, they were added quickly. If I understand correctly, 844 was converted from coal to oil in 1945, and that looks like coal in the tender to me, so the "wind wings" predate the conversion.

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