Well this is the first of two twin locomotives. They are both 0-4-0 Porter type locomotives, the first colored green and the secon painted yellow. This is the first of the two locos delivered to the Big Thunder Mountain Railroad & Mining Co. of Arizona. These locos were among the first locos used by the railroad. It is not specified as to why these Poters were build without the the will known "Saddle Tanks" atop their boiler. But their performance was satisfactory for the railroad's needs.
But as more and more copper deposits were found and new mines being built; the work loads increased dramtically. These locos remained in service but mostly as passenger locos or switchers.
Ok, enough with the fictional history. The Yellow Scheme is almost taken directly from a "Locomotive" that used to be part of a ride called Nature's Wonderland Mine Trian". Sadly the ride was torn down during the mid or late 1960s to make room for the new, more thrilling, "Big Thunder Mountain Railroad". The ride we know today was the major inspration for a future model railroading project. This loco, like the green version and many more to come, are concepts for locomotives that will run on the model railroad. Like the Green version, this loco will be built using a Bachmann On30 0-4-0 Porter.
Since I will be naming the Green version after my best friend I have decided to name this loco after his wife. May they live many many happy years together!
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