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Solstice Class 3000 Icon Shop Loco
Solstice Class 3000
Type Icon Shop Loco (Steam)
Power 14 Icon Power
Tax Free
Dispatch XP 69 XP
Set N/A
OCU Not required
Other Information
Limited GemPurchase
Bonus locomotive included with Gem Offer Gems purchase during Jun 2015.
This class of ten 2-10-10-2 locomotives were actually rebuilt from more conventional 2-10-2 Baldwin-built locomotives by the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway in 1911. Although they appeared to have exceedingly long boilers, the barrel in front of the rear set of cylinders actually contained first a primitive firetube superheater for further heating the steam before use; the steam was carried forward from the boiler proper by outside steam pipes as shown in the photograph. Also in this space was a reheater for the high-pressure exhaust before it was fed to the forward low-pressure cylinders. The experiment was unsuccessful and the locomotives were rebuilt to 2-10-2s during 1915–1918.