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A rare 0-10-2 Union type

By | January 24, 2022

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Duluth, Missabe & Iron Range Railway
Duluth, Missabe & Iron Range Railway

Duluth, Missabe & Iron Range 605 simmers at Proctor, Minn., on a September 1954 night. She’s a rare 0-10-2, of which only nine were built, all for Pittsburgh’s Union Railroad, in 1936-37. They came to sister U.S. Steel road DM&IR in 1949.
Philip R. Hastings photo

One thought on “A rare 0-10-2 Union type

  1. Presumably, lacking a lead truck, these were for slow speed service, dragging cuts of iron ore (which is very dense) in jennies (short hopper cars). Perhaps the designers were trying for maximum weight on drivers.

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