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Posted 26 May 2009 - 05:47 PM

File Name: ATSF_3897_UL
File Submitter: B & O GUY
File Submitted: 26 May 2009
File Updated: 03 Jan 2011
File Category: Steam Locos Std Gauge

ATSF 3800 Class 2-10-2 "Santa Fe" Type No. 3897
May 25, 2009
Model by: Allen Norton.
Textures by Allen Norton, Herb Kelsey and Steve Thomas
Physics created by: Allen Norton and Herb Kelsey
Lighting by: Allen Norton
Shape files for coupler, airhoses and cutbar provided by: "Tim Muir"
Sounds provided by: Herb Kelsey and Barry "Captain Bazza" Munro
Testing performed by:Herb Kelsey, Steve Thomas, Tim Muir, Edwin Dalosa
and ... and anybody else I
might have forgotten.
A big thank you for: Herb Kelsey for his knowledge and understanding
without which this project would not have been
possible, "preserving a little of SantaFe"
Also a very special thanks to: Steve Thomas for his fantastically
detailed Baldwin builder plates.
And another thanks to: Edwin Dalosa for his support and encouragment.
And another thanks to: Tim Muir for his great screen shots.
SOME HISTORY: (Excerpt from "Iron Horses of the Santa Fe Trail)
"By 1919, the Santa Fe realized the need for a larger and more modern heavy freight locomotive. In the the years intervening since it had pioneered the 2-10-2 type, the philopsphy dictating the elements of the design had become completely altered, and the 3800 Class owes little to its earlier sisters. These large, modern engines were more an extension of the Mikado type by an additional driving axle than they were a derivateive of the 900 and 1600 Class."
"From 1919 through 1927, the 3800 Class was the standard heavy freight powr on the system....The road owned a total of 140 locomotives of this class...The Santa Fe Type served its owner and originator very well."
This locomotive as modeled is a representative of a oil burning 2-10-2 of the series 3891-3940 which carried a "Commonwealth" trailing truck. This series featured an angled front cab wall, not for esthetics but so that shop forces could get to the lower staybolts in the firebox without removing the cab. No. 3897 was built in 1926 by the Baldwin Locomotive Works and carried builder's number 59252. With a weight on 63" drivers of 316,660 lbs, a total weight of 402,470 lbs, boiler pressure of 220 PSI and a tractive force of 85,360 lbs, it was capable of handling 1200 tons up the 2.2% grades of Cajon Pass and equally adept at handling other grades, particularly in tandem with others of her class. It is modeled here as it appeared in the 1940's, with its 15,000 gallon oil tender. 3897 survived until 1954.

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