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Im more into building model boats than engines,but at e recent model engineering show i attended,I was asked by a friend`s son if I could build a model of the 10 wheeler steam loco used in the old TV show `Casey Jones`.
The `Cannonball Express`,looks like a Baldwin 10 wheeler loco,with the bulbous stack. I was wondering if anyone on here could advise me of where i could get plans for this type of engine,or give me any details of the class of loco.
On investigation,I now know that Casey Jones was actually John `Casey Jones` Luther,who was a real life enginner on I believe the Illinois railroad circa 1880.
Presumably then the `Cannonball` was based on a real train.
Many thanks to anyone who can help with info or availability of plans for a 4-6-0 loco of this type..
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Hi there

Welcome to the forum.
I believe the Baldwin drawings are in the Philadalphia state archives. or at least were presented to the state archives. weather the state ever bothered to catalouge them i frankly have no idea. There are a couple of baldwins that i wouldnt mind seeing the drawings for. they provided a mallet to china but thats another story.

i have just been doing a bit of searching on the web and found that it was no382 from the illinois central railroad.

i started a titch at school. when i went to university it went into storage and i havent looked at it since. i wish i had some workshop space to dust it off.

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