Sunday, November 14, 2021


 It's Steamy Sunday here on the Blog!  Today's image goes back to the Railroad Museum of Pennsylvania in Strasburg.  This is Pennsylvania Railroad locomotive 1187 that was built in 1888 at their Altoona Shops.  It is a 2-8-0 Consolidation type and was used for freight.  It was retired in 1939.  It was the first locomotive to introduce the Belpaire firebox named after it's inventor Alfred Belpaire. This design allowed for more space for steam, more area for combustion while also providing greater strength.


  1. 51 years is a good life span. Nice to see it being so well looked after in side a museum