Climax #1662 Abernethy Lougheed #66


This builders photo of this engine is a good example of the updated design for the class C Climax. The engine sports the redesigned truck using more steel castings including the cast steel side frames. Abernethy Lougheed operated in British Columbia, but note that this locomotive is set up for burning coal. You can just make out the ash pan, and the smokebox has the hand hole covers on the sides, as well as the ash clean out on the bottom. Note the obvious gear cover for the crankshaft/lineshaft gears. The cover protected the gears, but it is hard to say how long they lasted until they were removed, as no factory gear covers survive preserved on a locomotive.