Y3a BLE Tender

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Tue Aug 12 22:23:23 EDT 2014


Here's the history of these tenders.

In 1954-55, the N&W applied seventeen used tenders -- eight being from the C&O (actually had been used behind Pere Marquette 2-8-4s) and nine former B&LE tenders that had been used behind its 2-10-4s.

The eight former PM tenders were applied to the eight N&W Class K-1s. The nine B&LE types were applied to eight Class Y-3as and one Class K-1.  The photo you provided was of 2079 which happened to be the last B&LE tender applied in October or November 1954.  Its N&W road number was 220313.

All of the tenders remained assigned to the same engine until each locomotive was retired and subsequently scrapped.  All of these tenders were scrapped.

The N&W's purchased these seventeen tenders to convert 16 thousand tenders into A-tanks and this allowed the 16s to be replaced as locomotive tenders so that they could be converted.

Bud Jeffries

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  Looking through the Y3a archives, I found this picture of a BLE tender.


  What is the history on these tenders?

  Jimmy Lisle

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