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0-6-0 Six-Coupled Steam Locomotives

Reading camelback

The Six-Coupled locomotives shown were Camelback types, which had the cab located midships and athwart the boiler, giving rise to both the peculiar appearance and name (the locomotive with the hump in the middle, hence camelback).  The Reading locomotive shown above is a switcher, designed for use in a freight yard; similar locomotives from the Central Railroad of New Jersey (Jersey Central) are shown below.

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Here is a photo that I took of a traditional rear cab 0-6-0 Six Coupled switcher, class B-6, from the PRR.  It's preserved at the Railroad Museum of PA.

Pennsy 0-6-0

Here are a few photos of the MTH RailKing model of the six-coupled switch engine shown above, brought out in early 2001. It's a pretty good model of the original, especially given that it's from the lower-priced RailKing line.

MTH B-6

MTH B-6

MTH B-6

In July of 2007, MTH brought out a Premier line model of the B28 USRA 0-6-0 steam locomotive.  Designed by the United States Railroad Administration during the first world war, this was a standard design that was used by many railroads.  This is the model as  used by the PRR.  It is exquisitely done with a level of detail that simply blows away the little B6 above.  The first photo shows the locomotive and tender broadside:

mth premier b28 0-6-0 steam locomotive

The next shows the locomotive alone:

mth premier b28 0-6-0 steam locomotive

The third photo shows the tender:

mth premier b28 0-6-0 steam locomotive

The next shows detail around the cab:

mth premier b28 0-6-0 steam locomotive

The next photo shows detail around the front end of the locomotive:

mth premier b28 0-6-0 steam locomotive

Here's the 'face' of the locomotive:

mth premier b28 0-6-0 steam locomotive

The obligatory shot showing the locomotive under power and smoking:

mth premier b28 0-6-0 steam locomotive



Last updated: 08 Jan 2015

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