This was a very hard but worthwhile project I used many photographs of this monster beauty for this project please tell me what you think ^^
This locomotive is a steam-turbine/electric; three were built. They had conventional coal-fired fire-tube boilers mounted backwards behind the cab and stretching back towards the tender. Steam was generated at the high pressure of 310 psi and fed to the turbine-generator. Power output was 6000hp, transmitted through eight traction motors. There were five bogies in a 2-C1-2-C1-B arrangement. Only the first three axles on the eight-wheel bogies were powered. The trailing bogie was powered, (hence that B) but the leading bogie and the one in the middle were not; the middle four-wheel bogie simply supported the large firebox. Coal was stored in a large hopper at the front of the loco, covered by a "streamlined" cowl. Water was carried in the trailing tender.
the whistles on these whoppers were a rare and extremely valuable whistle known as a three chime mailbox, only four were made. The locomotive's price though is astonishing, it equals two bigboys in price.