Re: [HOn3] Re: Blackstone K-27 backdate
- On 06/23/2013 06:05 PM, jc wrote: <regarding Uintah 2-8-2 #30>
> Chris-I'm not very familiar with Uintah, and really would know how close itUintah #30 was a 1911 Baldwin 3' gauge 2-8-2, of about 30,000 lbs TF, so it
rated K-30 in the D&RGW scheme and was noticeably heaver than the K-27s and
K-28s. The #30 retained the K-27's small drivers and outside frames, but added
120 degree counterweights, standard format Walscharts outside valve gear with
slide valves, and the outside Rushton trailing truck. Both of the latter were
much as used on contemporary EBT #12. The #30 was the heavy engine on the
Uintah's north side, used to move loads south to the base of the 5% grade at
Wendeila, even after arrival of the Mallets. This area was very remote and
difficult of access, prior to conversion of the RR to a road, and #30 was not
often photographed. Polley's second volume has the best coverage that I am aware of.
-- a good photo taken up at Rainbow
http://home.bresnan.net/~bpratt15/images/UintahSale.jpg, -- #30 for sale
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Uintah_Railway -- general info
http://home.bresnan.net/~bpratt15/index.htm -- VERY extensive website
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x7IkujWEpm8 -- This is a teaser for a
45min video from www.machinesofiron.net, which I have not seen.
Bender, Henry E. (1995, Howell-North). Uintah Railway: The Gilsonite Route.
Forest Park, Illinois: Heimburger House Publishing Co. ISBN-911581-36-7. -- This
has diagrams for most Uintah locomotives, including 2-8-2s #30 & #40, with a few
photos of #30.
Polley, Rodger (1999). Uintah Railway Pictorial - Volume I. Denver, Colorado:
Sundance Publications, Ltd. ISBN 0-913582-68-9. -- Mostly covers the line south
of Atchee and Baxter Pass, where the #40 was used.
Polley, Rodger (2002). Uintah Railway Pictorial - Volume II. Denver, Colorado:
Sundance Publications, Ltd. ISBN 0-913582-73-5. -- Mostly north of Atchee and
Baxter Pass, with most(all?) photos of #30, and a BLW photopaster.
N.C.Remington, 'History of the Gilsonite industry', MS thesis at
-- Possibly of interest for general background, no photos.
- Thank Chris. The lamp is the one off the Westside model.
Looks awesome as usual, JC. Is that headlight a PSC piece or did you have
to modify the standard box type?