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New generation 4-10-0 by mrbill6ishere New generation 4-10-0 by mrbill6ishere
In 1981, a group of engineers led by Argentine designer Livio Dante Porta managed to strike a contrack with the Norflk Southern RR empire. They built a steam locomotive to be tested as a future revenue engine. In the end, the result was a 4-10-0 with disk drive wheels. It physical appearnce resembled a mix of Porta's 4-8-0 "Argentina", the DB class 10, a proposed 2-10-0 Porta never built.

The engine was tested on coal trains over the Norfolk and Western, and was a success. Many were later purchased by the Norfolk Southern empire's railroads, as well as by the Burlington Route for use in Wyoming.

Today, the prototype, shown above in it colorful livery, is a major attraction at the Steamtown museum in Scranton, PA, where it hauls excursions over the Delaware, Lackawanna, and Western. 
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