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Live Steam American Freedom Train #3339

Slightly smaller than 4449, Joe Cihura built 3339 in 1976 and put it in AFT colors.

Hardly a collectible, it is a one-of-a-kind 'live steam' operating model, fired by propane. It stands a little under 3 feet tall and weighs a few hundred pounds. It has a 2-6-2 wheel arrangement.

Apparently the locomotive was in service at a small amusement park in Reno, NV for many years.

The steamer is now located at the Nevada State Railroad Museum in Carson City. Its gauge is 9-3/4 inches (~10 inches), according to Wendell Huffman of the museum. Its boiler front and paint have changed over the years.

Photographed on an outing during the American Freedom Train Crew Reunion held in Lake Tahoe over Labor Day Weekend 2006. It was an unexpected highlight of the museum backshop tour.

Upper Images: Todd Schannuth.

Lower Image: Idlewild Park.

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American Freedom Train live steam 3339

American Freedom Train live steam 3339

American Freedom Train live steam 3339

 
       
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