Sergent, Frank <Frank_Sergent@...>
Does anybody have an idea why the number six's front coupler was changed and
moved down between 1909 and 1925? This is opposite of the general idea that
ET&WNC engines got higher 3-way couplers over time.
The photo on page 5 of the Jan-Feb-Mar 98 Stemwinder shows #6 with what
appears to be a high mounted 3-way coupler in 1909. The photo on the front
cover of the shows the same engine in 1925 and the back cover shows it in
1929 with a much lower non 3-way coupler. Note the different cut bar
configurations also. This would seem indicate that at least some rolling
stock had low couplers (24"?) as late as 1929.
Thanks in advance,