Tuesday, February 23, 2010

THOSE DANG 4-4-0's...

While I frustratingly fish around for more information on the earliest 4-4-0's, the 1876 builds, I can at least post this unfinished drawing of the Ptarmigan, which will be re-posted later when it's finished. Pipes are unconnected, levers go nowhere, the brake system is not yet added and some other known details are missing.

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The Ptarmigan, built in 1880 and numbered #88, was named after someone or something in the Steamboat Springs, Colorado, area.

The only things I can find named that today near Steamboat Springs are three motels.

1 comment:

Jayavarmin ll Devaraja said...

Ptarmigan is a big beautiful white pigeon/dove-like bird that I assume lives in the Rocky Mountains. I'm detailing a FED American to look like her name's sake. I think she exuded the gaiety of the early brass era locos to a "T" and served well in passenger pulls. Thanks a ton for your work on this site as it's helping me on this project and a group of other early D&RG loco builds in HOn3. Best regards from Thailand ex California.... "retired." Paul Louis Venne, Agent D&RG Ry