How can the Appalachian Mountain scenery be any more spectacular?
Climax locomotive #3 belongs to the Durbin & Greenbrier Valley Railroad which runs through the Appalachian Mountains of West Virginia.
Originally built for use in the logging industry, the Climax #3 is a geared locomotive similar to the Shay locomotives of the Cass Scenic Railroad, also in West Virginia.
Climax locomotives have two main cylinders that are angled upwards at about 30 degrees from horizontal and attached to a transmission underneath the center of the boiler.
This in turn transmits power directly to the front and rear trucks through a driveshafts on each side of the locomotive.
Let us know if you have ever had the opportunity to travel on the Durbin & Greenbrier Valley Railroad! We would love to hear about your experience!