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Ryam sugar mill Baldwins

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We have seen a lot of replica WD Baldwin makers plates for sale recently (usual price about £65). I thought it would be interesting to show a pair of Baldwins which have just been imported in to the UK from the Ryam Sugar Mill in India. Both will be restored but I don't think it is going to happen quickly:

 

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This one has also come back, but I cant remember the make. Steve will remind me:

 

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At the same private collection is this WW1 WD inspection car:

 

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Sorry. I forgot to mention that both of these are ex War Department ones. One from 1916 the other 1917 and served in France during the war.

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The 4-wheeler looks like a PORTER, but I cannot find a photo of this type in any of my WW1 rail book collection. Edit: Aha - it may not be a WD engine then!!

 

Those Baldwins must have been worked pretty hard - it is surprising that they have been so little altered appearance-wise. The Hunslet equivalent is a much more aesthetically pleasing design!

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The 4-wheeler looks like a PORTER, but I cannot find a photo of this type in any of my WW1 rail book collection. Edit: Aha - it may not be a WD engine then!!

 

Those Baldwins must have been worked pretty hard - it is surprising that they have been so little altered appearance-wise. The Hunslet equivalent is a much more aesthetically pleasing design!

4-6-0 was a typical mid to late 19th century design from the US....

these are the wheel configurations used by most designs of the times for `prairie work`...that is to say hauling passangers and freight across the west...

reliable, sturdy and easy to build & maintain....forget the winchester and colt....these are the real tools that won the west...

the indiginous tribes knew it as well....which is why they were attacked at every opportunity..

several versions were made....the `long stack`....coal burners....and of course the famous `diamond stack`....such as those seen in many a western....these were the woodburners.....

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I've just looked up "diamond stack" on the interent and discovered the world of spark-arresting. If there had been a mini railroad nearby I might never have become interested in trucks! Robert

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