Garratts in America

littletone

littletone

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Hi all,
Here's a question for all you American narrow gauge fans. WHY didn't the Americans adopt the Garratt design on the narrow gauge railroads.

From: http://users.powernet.co.uk/hamilton/Proposals.html

Ed McLaughlin used to be the General Manager of the Cumbres & Toltec Scenic Railroad in the USA. He had an operating problem known as Cumbres Pass - 9 miles of 1 in 25 (4%). One evening over a few beers they came up with this idea to use the running gear of two unrestored ex D&RGW K-37 2-8-2's. Ignore the geographical error in the picture - Chama is still in New Mexico as it always has been!(Ed McLaughlin).




Tony...
 
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Westcott

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Tony, thanks for the link!

The streamlined Garratt looks like a cool build project.
http://users.powernet.co.uk/hamilton/bgpix/ac38.jpg
 
Rhinochugger

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The US tended to use articluated locos more, of Mallet origins I suppose :thinking:
 
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Rhinochugger - 27/11/2009 11:38 AM

The US tended to use articluated locos more, of Mallet origins I suppose :thinking:
Both Mallet and simple articulated, yes.
 
The Devonian

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<font color="#000066"><font size="3"><font face="arial,helvetica,sans-serif">Mallets, in my view, look far more elegant than a Beyer Garratts. ;)
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Rhinochugger

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The Devonian - 26/11/2009 6:06 PM

<font color="#000066"><font size="3"><font face="arial,helvetica,sans-serif">Mallets, in my view, look far more elegant than a Beyer Garratts.  ;)
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Erm , possibly, well........... Yes and No Minister :D :D