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USA standard mikado by mrbill6ishere USA standard mikado by mrbill6ishere
In the late 50s, it was decided to crate a series of locomotives that could appeal to all railroads in the USA. These engines were largely based on traditional practice but incorporating ideas and modifications from the other constituent companies and Europe. Their design was overseen by such people as Argentine designer Livio Dante Porta.

Characteristic features were belpaire fireboxes, snowplough like cowcatchers, smoke deflectors and six wheel tenders.

The first in the series of standard engines were the mikados. 

Their design was chosen when the people in charge of the project leased several kinds of mikados. Testing them all to see which was the best performer.

In the end, it was decided to use the Chicago, Burlington, and Quincy O class mikados as a model for the new engines.

The first standard mikado was built in 1961, and tested successfully on the Norfolk and Western over its mainline between Roanoke and Bristol.

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Engine97 Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2016  Hobbyist Filmographer
Reminds me of a Chinese SY type Locomotive!
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mrbill6ishere Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2016  Student General Artist
I based of the modifications given to CBQ 4960.
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