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Bessemer And Lake Erie 2-10-4s

Discussion in 'Loco Suggestions & Proposals' started by Aljaž Skarlovnik, Aug 13, 2018.

  1. Aljaž Skarlovnik

    Aljaž Skarlovnik Active Member

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    So, we already have a B&LE route. I'm pretty sure we also have some B&LE reskin for diesel locomotives. But what we don't have is likely the most iconic steam locomotive class of the old Bessemer line. The Texas type.

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    These mighty superpower machines used to haul trains of ore up and down the lines of B&LE. One survived. Number 643 has been preserved and even restored to working order in the '80s, but she never ran. Nowadays, she is just sitting outside, deteriorating in the weather after the shed she was in was demolished.

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    I'd absolutley love to see this mighty piece of iron do what it was made for - hauling iron ore on the Lake Erie line.

    Wouldn't you?
     
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  2. Joeman143

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    I love the Lake Erie route, anything else we could get for it I'd love to see.
     
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  3. Aljaž Skarlovnik

    Aljaž Skarlovnik Active Member

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    Good news. 643 has now been obtained by the Age of Steam Roundhouse, and is no longer in existential danger.
     
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  4. Buynot

    Buynot Well-Known Member

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    Great to hear! Unfortunately, if the locomotive were made for TS now, it wouldn't have an official route to run on. The B&LE route was pulled from the Steam store a few days ago.
     
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  5. treid09

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    You bet I would! Texas types are so easy on the eyes....
     
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  6. jedi247

    jedi247 Well-Known Member

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    I'd kind of like to see a 2-10-4 in other liveries including ATSF, PRR, and C&O.
     
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  7. Aljaž Skarlovnik

    Aljaž Skarlovnik Active Member

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    That's sad. Any idea why?
     
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  8. Buynot

    Buynot Well-Known Member

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    There was an issue with naming rights or something, and G-Tax decided it would be better to pull the route from the store instead of fixing it.
     
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