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IRCA 2-8-2 #152 with poppet(?) valve gear

IRCA 2-8-2 #152 with poppet(?) valve gear

Postby Brian Norden » Mon Mar 28, 2011 8:12 pm

Here is a photo that I recently posted over on the Railway Preservation News discussion forum.
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overall BLW builders view

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detail of the cylinder
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Re: IRCA 2-8-2 #152 with poppet(?) valve gear

Postby John Coker » Sat Apr 09, 2011 8:54 pm

Brian, I think that is Caprotti valve gear. It is my understanding the 28-2s that the IRCA had 32,000 pounds tractive effort.
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Re: IRCA 2-8-2 #152 with poppet(?) valve gear

Postby Loco112 » Mon May 02, 2011 11:35 pm

John, they were all about 27,000 T. E.(the Mikados anyway) or there abouts.

The IRCA had 60Lb ASCE rail I believe, and they stuck to the Coopers E-27 loadings as their max, like the WP&Y and one other 3' RY that escapes me right now.

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