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Tuesday Ten Wheelers: Hiawatha 4-6-0 #10

July 6, 2010

This very elegant and unique 4-6-0 was owned by the Milwaukee Road and used for their famous named train.

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  1. December 31, 2010 7:56 pm

    Whatever crossed someone’s mind, that made them do that to a perfectly good steam engine?

    • Brian permalink
      April 5, 2011 12:07 am

      That was, in fact, what was being done in those days. It was, in fact, a VERY good idea, because steam railroads were trying to compete with diesels, so the engines had to be faster and faster. Streamlining was a good solution to engines already built, so that’s what they did. People loved the liveries that came along with the streamlining, and it made the engines better.

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