FRENCH STEAM LOCOMOTIVE VIRTUAL MUSEUM PICTURE GALLERY
P.O's 3700s Pacifics: History - Technical data
The birth of a Chapelon Pacific...
|Take a 25 years old, well built Pacific...||Keep the chassis frames, also the wheels...|
|The thing takes shape...|
|The prototype 3566||3566, then 3701, 231-701, 4 - 231 F 701.||Unique steamlined version P.O. #3726. Its valve gear had been modified to raise top speed to 200 kph (125 mph).||On the dyno tester|
|Preparation work...||S.N.C.F. livery, 4 - 231 H 725, ex-3725 P.O.||231 - 726, painted by E.A. Scheffer|
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