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New-build "Jubilee" for Alberta

Discussion in 'Steam Traction' started by ragl, Apr 1, 2015.

  1. ragl

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    The Forth Junction Project have commenced a project to reconstruct a "Jubilee" Class locomotive as a representative of a type built during the mid 1930's for express passenger work. The name chosen for the loco when it is complete is "Chinook".

    http://www.forthjunction.com/3001.htm

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    Different class of Jubilee! Different Railway in a different continent!
     
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    And only a 7.5" gauge model at that.
     
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    My mistake :(
     
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    And what's that about the speed record? Fastest in Canada? Fastest in North America? Certainly not fastest in the world.
     
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    From the web-page on the link in the first post:

    .........A sister locomotive, No. 3003, broke the steam speed record in Quebec in September 1937 during a special air brake test clocking in at 112.5 miles per hour (181 km per hour) that was never matched by any other Canadian steam locomotive. In fact, it took until March 1976 for both a diesel LRC and Turbo Train to exceed that speed.

    The clue is "any other Canadian steam locomotive", the speed record in question was for Canadian Railways at a speed of 112.5 MPH - not bad going for a "Jubilee.

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