Detail photos of the RFIRT 2-10-2s.
A sad but useful view. below, of a derelict loco at Rio Gallegos in December 2000. The bar frames, with cranked rear end, belpaire firebox, and elongated steam and sand dome all show up clearly, as does the screw reverser.
Two shots of the newly-restored no. 117 just before it was put on display. The steel bar or pipe just left of the stoker tunnel is not a fixture. Note that these shots were taken with the cab rear doors open to their widest extent. When running, particularly in winter, the doors would be closed tight shut.
The front end of the tender, with the stoker motor (made by Daihatsu!) nearest to the camera.
The blast pipe and Kordina seen in place in the smokebox, and further down, the Kordina which divides the blast, seen lying on the workshop floor.
Coal railways including the RFIRT