Steam Improvements of
the Last 30 Years
updated December 23, 2004
Trans-Siberian Express P36.0032
|P36.0032 is a
Russian P36 4-8-4 which was modified by Phil
Girdlestone. The P36's were built in the 1950's,
and feature the 4-8-4 wheel arrangement made
popular in the United States along with a typical
Russian design boiler. These engines were quite
successful but came shortly before dieselization
was mandated. Fortunately, several expamples have
survived. The P36's featured roller bearing axles
and main rods, and were fairly modern as built.
Phil modified P36.0032 with a Lempor exhaust and
double chimney in May 2004 for use on the Trans-Siberian
Express. This locomotive is based at Saint
Petersburg Sort. depot.
to Tim Littler for the photos and information.