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 Post subject: Universal studios steam locomotive
PostPosted: Wed Mar 06, 2024 3:04 pm 
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I couldn't find any record of the origins of the steam locomotive at the Universal Studios tour. It used to move and sure looks like a real loco, but does anyone know it's background?
NO, I do not mean the Harry Potter mockup on top of the hill!
This is the one I mean: https://flic.kr/p/Zejoeo
I saw it last week on the tour, placed halfway up the hill.

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 Post subject: Re: Universal studios steam locomotive
PostPosted: Thu Mar 07, 2024 8:10 am 

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The caption of the image itself indicates that the 'locomotive' was built by the Universal special-effects department and was powered by 'air motors'.

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 Post subject: Re: Universal studios steam locomotive
PostPosted: Thu Mar 07, 2024 11:42 pm 
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If you look at other side photos, it sure doesn't look like something a studio built.

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FWIW, there was a ng 2-8-0 still active in Mexico at the end of steam (1968) with the number 67. It's possible it could have traveled North of the border with a couple others for a proposed, but not completed project for a tourist line in SoCal 50 plus years ago.


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It looks like some thought was put into it but there is a lot that says this is not the real deal.

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