Thursday, March 23, 2017

FS class 743 2-8-0, Italy

"Initially members of the 740 class, in 1942, five (numbers 339, 367, 392, 396 and 405), were rebuilt with a Franco-Crosti boiler, and fitted with a streamlined casing (more for aesthetical reasons than for any aerodynamic advantages). In 1951 these locomotives (with the casing removed) were renumbered into the FS Class 743, and 88 more were rebuilt until 1953. 

"A modified version, with a single pre-heater under the boiler (instead of two placed alongside it), was classified as FS Class 741, and 81 of them were rebuilt between 1958 and 1960."


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