Question for Ed King

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Sat Jun 6 08:41:13 EDT 2020

I think they are for lubrication. I'm  pretty sure that there is a lubrication diagram in the archives that show them, but, my computer is down and can't access the site.Jimmy LisleSent from my Verizon, Samsung Galaxy smartphone
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Roger - 
I never heard anyone explain those hoses to me, but I 
don’t think they were for lubrication.  I think they wee for water in case 
of a hotbox, but that doesn’t explain why the center journal didn’t have 
one.  The T-40 truck was designed so that the weight was equal or pretty 
near equal on all six journals.
Maybe there is someone who can enlighten us 
Glad you’re liking the book.
Best - 
Ed King


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I just finished re-reading "The A" book for I 
can't remember how many times. It's just a superb book that does great justice 
to a great engine. Every time i read it I find something new. This time it's a 
tender question.
On pages 192-193 is a great shot of the unique 
15,000 gallon tender. Love the style of them! Anyway, the trucks have some sort 
of line going to the first and third journals of both trucks with shutoff 
valves. I'm assuming (Oh no!) they are lubrication lines. If so, why don't the 
center journals have these lines?
Thanks for the annual joy I receive from 
reading your book!
Roger Huber 
Deer Creek Locomotive Works

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