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Mallet by MidEngine4Life Mallet by MidEngine4Life
This somewhat strange looking Baldwin engine built in 1924 is called a Mallet.

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:iconrockyrailroad578:
These and the N&W Y6b are the most powerful locomotives imaginable for their respective purposes! Looks like this could push a building (a military steel skyscraper)!
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Jay-Jackson Jul 19, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Awesome!
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Big 4 for the win!!! These old baldwin Logging Tank locos are pretty good looking, eh? chunky too.
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rlkitterman Mar 28, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Awesome! What railroad is this?
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MidEngine4Life Mar 29, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Niles Canyon Railway on the Edge of Silicon Valley. Same place where Charlie Chaplin filmed "The Tramp". The line currently runs between the Niles district of the city of Fremont (Where Tesla Motors builds its Model S sedan) to Sunol, but is currently being extended to the city of Pleasanton, CA.
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pearwood Mar 13, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
It's a fine portrait of a powerful machine. I like the way you caught the walker just at the edge of the frame.
Steve
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MidEngine4Life Mar 19, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks! It certainly wasn't easy with all the photographers around. Hence the reason for his arm being cropped out
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914four Mar 13, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
What makes it a mallet (named for it's inventor, Anatole Mallet) is that the rear wheels are attached to the frame and the front wheels are free to pivot, to allow it to go around sharp curves. As well, one set of wheels is driven by high pressure steam cylinders while the other, low pressure cylinders, use the "recycled" steam exhausted from the high pressure cylinders. Great capture :-)
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pearwood Mar 13, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Cool. Thanks.
Steve
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