'No. 1355 was built by Baldwin in 1909 as a 10-wheel type
coal burner, having a four wheel engine truck followed by six
driving wheels. Subsequently it was converted to an oil burner and
modified to a Pacific-type locomotive with the addition of two
trailing wheels under the cab. The Pacific is an historic engine
used widely throughout the United States. Old 1355 saw many
colorful years of service, speeding such famous passenger trains as
the Oriental Limited over Great Northern's main line to the
North Pacific Coast.
'This locomotive, with its tender, weighs 164 tons and is 77
feet long; diameter of the driving wheels is 73 inches; and height
from rail to top of stack is 15 feet 3 inches.'
Here is a picture of my engine for which I need a new smoke
ring, door and smoke stack. I would appreciate it if someone could
tell me where I could obtain these articles. It has a lap seam
boiler and the engine is about 16 horse. The reason I need all that
new apparatus for the front is because mine was lost when the
engine went through a bridge. About all I can tell you about the
separator is that it has a 22' cylinder and needs a new
Rockwood pully 6/2' in diameter and 6' across the face.
I live in a steam community as there are 6 engines and American
Threshermen Show Headquarters here. I learned just about all I know
about steam from my best friend, Clem Baudison, who died Friday,
May 19,1967, after a long sickness.
I first took interest in steam when I was in fourth grade. Two
years ago I got a job firing for Mr. Baudison and last year I fired
part-time for Arnold Knopp of Campbell Hill. This year I plan to
fire my own engine if I can get it welded and passed by the