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Washington Idaho & Montana No. 1
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Author:  J3a-614 [ Tue Sep 12, 2017 1:21 pm ]
Post subject:  Washington Idaho & Montana No. 1

While looking for material on the Franklin Universal Piston Valve and Steam Chest conversion kit, I came across a mention of this preserved locomotive that I didn't know about.

She is not the best preserved (dirty pigeons!), but far, very far from being the worst (roofs make a difference!) And yes, she has a Universal (or Economy) conversion kit.

http://www.rrpicturearchives.net/showPi ... id=2774648

The original mention where I found this engine was in the Narrow Gauge Discussion Forum, which was also the source of this copy of what looks like a page from a Locomotive Cyclopedia.

http://ngdiscussion.net/phorum/file.php ... tachment=1

The Narrow Gauge Discussion Forum thread, for reference.


Also for reference, other photos of WI&M No. 1:

http://www.rrpicturearchives.net/locopi ... ?id=159533

Looking for other pictures, here is one of her before the canopy was built. . .she's a handsome locomotive, Alco 1906:

http://digital.lib.uidaho.edu/cdm/ref/c ... tt/id/834/

Author:  CCDW [ Tue Sep 12, 2017 6:35 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Washington Idaho & Montana No. 1

The 40 in Ely, Nevada has a conversion on it and it operates. Just in case you wanted to see it in action.


Author:  Ron Goldfeder [ Tue Sep 12, 2017 11:18 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Washington Idaho & Montana No. 1

There is also an Illinois Central 2-8-0 with this conversion at the Museum of Transportation west of St. Louis.

Author:  10stewi [ Wed Sep 13, 2017 9:47 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Washington Idaho & Montana No. 1

I cant remember where I saw it, but not very long ago someone wrote an article in an online model railroad magazine about building a model of this locomotive and its history. Perhaps someone else here can remember having seen the same article and can list the source?

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