Al Rawdon is the proud owner of a pair of American Flyer steam engines that have been modified by his friend George Stapleford to run in a double-headed configuration. Al tells us about his "heavy iron" pullers.
I have had so many guys from the S-Trains list help me with projects and ideas and allow me to use their drawings and photos that I feel I must do the same with these photos I took of the engines in question.
A little information on the engines. The 283 is the first engine and the 282 is the second engine. George Stapleford
explained to me he would take engines and clean them up first and
get them running as best he could. Then he would do a "chase race" to see how close to the same speed each was. If one engine was slightly faster than the other,
this engine became the second engine.
(photos by Al Rawdon)
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