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Old 07-15-2008, 11:49:09 PM
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I ran across this picture on the internet and thought that the cylinders look unusual.Is this a compounded locomotive or does it have more than two cylinders? It looks small compared to a normal engine.
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It's a regular two cylinder engine, with piston valves. The valve cage is larger than usual, which makes for the funny appearance. It is not compound.

Engines in Europe, Asia, and other world regions were (and are) usually smaller than their American cousins due to bridge and tunnel clearances. The foreign railroad are simply built smaller, even if they do share the same track gauge.

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Thanks. I didn't realize that they were narrower. Now when I look at it I see that the cylinders are tucked in closer to the middle.
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The locomotive happens to be a British Railways Standard Class 4 Mogul type locomotive. See more here:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/BR_standard_class_4_2-6-0
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