Sunday, February 08, 2009


Turns out that a plantation in Peru had purchased a Vulcan 0-4-4-0 one year before the D&RG bought theirs, and a surviving photo shows that it was almost an identical twin to the D&RG's. The photo was in excellent condition, with good lighting on the under details. That gave me a lot more info for the drawing.

So, the results so far:

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This would be how it looked at delivery, all new and shiny with lots of pin striping everywhere.

Also got my hands on a photo of the D&RG Vulcan as it appeared some time after delivery, working La Veta Pass. Many modifications were made to the locomotive, the cab was "winterized", steps removed, pipes added and coal bunkers built over the top of the boilers.

That drawing is now complete, but I think I'll save it for the book.

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